are saddened to announce that Shirley Ann Roth, 62 years old, passed
away at her home in Meridian, Idaho on March 2, 2021. She was
surrounded by family and friends during her final days. She was born
on September 6, 1958 in Fortuna.
was preceded in death by her parents Floyd “Bud” and Pauline
Jester; her mother-in-law, Nell Roth; brother-in-laws Ron Roth, Rich
Ingraham, Bill Roth, Chris Lyons and nephew Keith Roth.
is survived by her husband of 44 years, Tony Roth; son and
daughter-in-law Shane and Gina Roth; grandchildren Jarren, Jaxon and
Everly Roth; father in law William Roth; sisters Kathy English, Diane
(Joe) Resendes; sister in laws, Judy Ingraham, Linda Lyons, Mona
Cooke; brother in laws, Jim Roth and Larry Roth Sr.; nephews Larry
Roth Jr. (Kimberly), Michael Ingraham, Aaron (Lindy) Ingraham; David
Roth, Don Roth, Steven Roth and Pam Melvin. Lifelong friends; Karen
Wendlandt, Susan and Dave Blevin and both of their families and
numerous others she touched during her life.
retired from Pacific Union Elementary school, where she worked in the
kitchen for over 20 years. Anywhere you went with her in the
community she was known as “the lunch lady” by generations of
kids. No matter where you were shopping with her, there were always
parents or kids who knew her and thanked her for her kindness. She
always had a smile, kind words and a giving soul for anyone in need.
(aka Nana) and Tony moved to Idaho to be near their son,
daughter-in-law and grandkids. She shared a very special, strong bond
with her family. The bond she shared with her son was unbreakable,
she was always there for Shane no matter the circumstances. Her
grandkids were so fortunate to have their Nana as their protector.
She was so happy that she had a daughter-in-law that is such a great
wife, mother and best friend to her, it brought her so much peace.
She missed her California family, but seeing her grandkids grow up
and being a daily part of their lives was what she cherished most.
She also had a very special relationship with her nephew Larry Roth
Jr. He and Shane grew up together, much like brothers, and she was a
fierce protector of both boys. She attended every event for both
boys, no matter what the sport, rain or shine.
you knew her, one of the best things about her was her quick wit. She
loved to make people laugh as much as she loved to give. She never
left anyone in need if it was within her means to help. Shirley spent
years taking care of her mother, Pauline, sacrificing so much to be
there for those she loved.
Shirley will be interred at Ocean View Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life on March 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1893 Berg Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Please feel free to come by and share a memory, celebrate Shirley’s special life and pay your respects to the family. This will be a casual outdoor gathering, with all Covid precautions. Due to Covid there will not be any food provided.
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