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Shirley McCarty

Aug. 6, 1935-March 6, 2010

Detroit Lakes native Shirley Ann McCarty, 74, of Sammamish, Wash., passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash.

Shirley was born to Michael and Elva Winter August 6, 1935 in Ogema. She was raised in Detroit Lakes, where she graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1953. Following high school Shirley went to work at the local Super Value Grocery.

On March 15, 1958 Shirley married Bob McCarty in White Earth. They lived in Minnesota until 1967 when they moved to the Wallingford District of Seattle. In 1979 they moved to Redmond and in 1991 they settled in Sammamish, Wash.

In her leisure time Shirley enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, cooking and collecting antiques and trinkets. Her family remembers her as a woman of great fortitude who cherished a good laugh. Shirley was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend; she is deeply missed.

Survivors include her abiding husband, Bob, of Sammamish; children, Kevin McCarty of Spokane and Michelle King of Sammamish; siblings, Darrell Winter of Audubon, MarJo Birdsall of Florida, Rodney Winter of Detroit Lakes and Eloise Dovre, also of Detroit Lakes; six grandchildren and a host of extended family members and friends.

Preceding Shirley in death were her daughter, Vicki-Lynn Brickman; brothers, Don and Duane; and a sister, Betty Toman.

A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 12, 2010 in Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, Wash.

Friends are invited to get directions, view photos and share memories in the family's online guest book at