September 26, 1946 – February 12, 2023
Shirley Bernice (Hosmer) Wagoner was born in Modesto on September 26, 1946, and passed away in Springfield, Oregon, on February 12, 2023. She was 76 years old.
Shirley was the first child born to Loren and Erma (“Tiny” Streeter) Hosmer and delighted in being the oldest of eight children. Shirley attended Modesto and Ceres schools and graduated from Ceres High School in 1964. Shirley loved music. She took dance lessons from Fern Ingwerson, baton lessons from Betty Gail Bilson, played percussion in her junior and senior high school bands and was head majorette for the Ceres High School Band. Shirley often performed as a soloist for her church in Ceres and was fond of singing and dancing to music from the radio. For several years she had her own ministry singing in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers and speaking to residents about Christianity.
Shirley retired from Stanislaus County where she had worked for over 20 years.
She reconnected with and married Ed Wagoner in2004 and they moved to Springfield, Oregon to be near Ed’s family and her sons in Washington. Ed and Shirley have spent their retirement years motor-homing across the United States and caring for their beloved rescue dogs.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Ed Wagoner; her sisters, Sylvia (Jack) McKee, Carole(Scott) Ridgely, Mary Churley, and Laverta (Joel) Dauterman; her brothers, David (Liz) Hosmer and Bradley (Heather) Hosmer; her children Jimmie “Jay” Boyd, Jamie Boyd, and Jonathan (Laurie) Boyd; and her stepchildren Eric Wagoner, Janelle Warren, Amelia (Matt) Johnson, Nathan Wagoner, Justine Wagoner, and Nicole Wagoner; and nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jason Boyd, and sister Nancy Smith.
A memorial service will be held online for family and invited guests on Sunday, June 4. Please contact a relative if interested in attending.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to a favorite charity.
–Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, May 17, 2023