Shirley M. George

January 19, 1927 ~ November 1, 2018 (age 91)


Shirley May (Brothers) George, 91, was born January 19, 1927 and entered into God’s heavenly kingdom November 1, 2018.

She was born the daughter of Alfred B. Brothers and Agnas (Baker) Brothers.  She graduated from Chazy Central Rural School in 1945 and then continued her education at Our Lady of Victory Secretarial School.  She worked for the FBI in Washington D.C. until she relocated to southern California where she was employed at the City of Orange until her retirement in 1989.

She was blessed with one daughter and three grandchildren, which were the light of her life.  She was affectionately known as Nana not only by her own grandchildren, but all of her friends as well.  Everyone that knew Nana, loved her.  She was known for her beautiful knitted afghans which she gifted to family and friends as well as the babies at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  In addition to her family, she had a Pomeranian she called Princess.  She often said it was that little dog she loved so much that got her out of bed each day while she fought breast cancer. 

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert George, her brother Donald Brothers and her sisters, Elizabeth Small and Geraldine Robinson. 

She is survived by her daughter Judy (Steve) Peryer; her grandchildren, Jeff (Stephanie) Wyrick and their children Lincoln and Lily, Carrie Seller and her companion, Lee LaValley and their children, Noah and Ivy Seller and Logan LaValley, Scott (Denelle) Wyrick: her sister in law Ronnie Brothers and several nieces and nephews.  She also leaves behind and extended family, Mike Wyrick and his companion Laura Lanning, and Nathan and Rola Seller. 

At Shirley’s request, there will be no calling hours.  A service will be held at the Ross Funeral Home in Mooers Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the SPCA.

Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11 in Mooers.  To offer an online condolence, please visit

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