Shirley passed peacefully on January 11, 2022 She was born in Arcata in 1926. Her parents were in the logging business, and moved around a lot. In those travels she met and married Curtis Ambrosini.

They settled in Ferndale and were married for 71 years when he passed in 2016. Shirley worked many different jobs in her life time.

One in particular I remember her talking about was when she was in high school when they lived in Oakland she worked for the Sears Catalog Store.They wore roller skates and skated down the aisles to fill orders. Shirley ended up working at Nobles Groceries for over 30 years. There she made a lot of friends and could tell some fun stories.

Curt and Shirley retired around 1986 bought a RV and traveled all over the United States. When they weren’t traveling she enjoyed working in her flower garden and tole painting.

Shirley leaves behind her sister Judy Altman (Jim), son Wayne Ambrosini (Rashell), daughter Vicki Hawkins (Francis), grandkids Connie Moore (Conan), Lacy Pedrotti (Nick), great-grand kids AnnaKate Pedrotti, Carlie Moore and Carson Moore. Her great-grandkids brought her so much joy. Shirley was a very kind and loved her grandchildern very much. She also leaves behind two good friends, Peggy Radcliffe and Mary Evans

There will be a private service at grave site. Donations my be made to Hospice Of Humboldt.

When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today;
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me as much as I love you;
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,don’t think we’re far apart
for every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.


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