Shirley Hruby

Jan. 11, 1929-May 31, 2014

Shirley Hruby of Scappoose, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

A service will be held Monday, June 9, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Scappoose.

Shirley was born January 11, 1929, in Giltner, Nebraska, to Raymond and Merle Holcomb.

She grew up and attended school in Arcadia, Nebraska. After graduation, she taught school in a one-room rural school house.

On June 1, 1949, she married Edwin Hruby and together they farmed and raised two children until relocating to Oregon in 1961.

In addition to being an avid homemaker and mother, Shirley enjoyed sewing, growing flowers, fishing, and crabbing on the Oregon Coast with her husband and children.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Edwin of Scappoose, Oregon; her son, Dennis of Corvallis, Oregon; her daughter, Rhonda of San Diego, California; brothers, Boyd Holcomb of Missouri and Douglas Holcomb of Arcadia, Nebraska; as well as four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.