Shirley Mae Dohogne Obituary
- Written by Staff
To Shirley Mae Dohogne, the entire world was a stage. For Shirley, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. Shirley really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so. Shirley was raised in Richmond, Virginia. Always a good playmate, Shirley was easygoing and fun loving. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Shirley managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Shirley was raised with two siblings. She had one older brother and sister, JoAnn and George. Her younger brother's name was Johnny. In her spare time, she liked to make mud pies. Experience was Shirley's best teacher. Shirley was elected homecoming queen of her high school. The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Shirley very easy to approach. In 1962, Shirley exchanged wedding vows with Emmett C. Dohogne. Shirley was blessed with three sons, Eric, Keith, and Chris. Her one daughter's name is Cathy. She was also blessed with 10 grandchildren: Andrea, Tana, Molli, Becky, Naya, Jacob, Nicki, Alicia, Brittany, and Christen. At work, as in life, Shirley was a real "people person". Her primary occupation was housewife. She was employed for several years working as a secretary at an insurance company. An "arts and crafts" type, Shirley liked creating and making things. Among her favorite pursuits was working in her yard. Shirley was a quick thinker who understood the basics, Shirley never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. In high school, Shirley played basketball. Recreational sports included bowling. Tops on her list were ice-skating and gymnastics. In high school, Shirley was a member of the FHA. Politically, Shirley was all the way Republican. She was a member of St. Mary's Church for most of her life. During that time, she was involved with church dinners. Living life in the fast lane suited Shirley just fine. Favorite vacations included Spain and Rome. One of Shirley's favorites was her pet poodle named Jacques. They were together for 12 years. Her new life involved being with her daughter in Texas. Shirley suffered from Alzheimers and passed away on December 13, 2007 in Kingwood, Texas. She is survived by her children Eric, Keith, Chris, and Cathy. Services were held 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2007 at Kingwood Funeral Home officiated by Monsignor Chester Borski. Shirley was laid to rest in Forest Park Woodland, Texas.