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Shirley Mae Overy


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Shirley Mae Overy

Shirley Mae Overy of Green River, passed away July 30 at her home hand in hand with her two daughters and surrounded by her granddaughters. She faced her health challenges with faith and strength every step of the way.

She was born on March 8, 1934, in Annis, Idaho, the daughter of the late Earl and Eva Hall. Shirley was one of eight children in her family. Shirley graduated from Rigby High School in 1952 and attended Ricks College. She then served an LDS mission in Hong Kong.

Shirley married William C. Overy in the Idaho Falls Temple April 2, 1969. She served several missions with her husband, extracting names for the genealogy library.she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is where she magnified her callings and made eternal friendships.

She loved her family and those who came into her warm home. Shirley was humble in her endless amount of compassion and service. She played a vital role in raising her granddaughters. She took pride in her baking skills, especially her homemade pies.

Shirley loved listening to music, candles, roses and was a huge Utah Jazz fan. She enjoyed visiting with others for hours. Shirley was a former member of T.O.P.S and Bunco.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Murphy (David) and Arlene Watterson, both of Green River; six granddaughters, Jessica Murphy, Kylee Johnson (Tony), Abby Murphy, Emily Murphy, Whitney Watterson and Hailey Watterson; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin Hall (Viola) of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ronald Hall (Helen) of Orem, Utah; two sisters, RaNae Porter (late Elwood) of Rexburg, Idaho and Maurine Radford (late Merle) of Annis, Idaho; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other grandchildren from extended family.

She left her family and friends knowing they were truly loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Lindy and Elmo Hall; and one sister, Wanda Larsen.

Funeral services will take place Thursday at 11 a.m.

A viewing will take place Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on the day of the funeral.

All will take place at the Stake Center at 120 Shoshone Ave., in Green River. Condolences can be left at


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