opalshearin
Opal Lorraine Shearin, loving mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother passed away to the Lord October 16, 2017 after failing health at the age of 88. Opal was born in Texas early 1929 to hard working parents who, in early years, worked their cotton farm. She would attend college and began early adult life as a nurse but within a few years Opal would be swept off her feet (and moved out West to California) by her life-time partner and husband. They raised a big family of five which kept Opal very busy with birthdays, dance lessons as well as music lessons. Opal very much enjoyed Softball and played/managed many girls, women and coed teams over a 40 year span winning local and state championships along the way. Base Bandits and Butterflies were team names that were most popular. She also revered the Dodgers and watched them nonstop all year long. Among her many talents she also enjoyed singing with the “Sweet Adelines” women’s group. Along the same lines of music Opal loved to watch and listen to Elvis Presley. This is because she was able to see Elvis in person when he was touring the country in 1957. Opal is preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Shearin, her son, Floyd Shearin and her daughter, Laura Shearin. She is survived by her daughter Mary (Maryla) Storm, sons Nathan Shearin and Roy Shearin, great-grandson, James (JJ) Shearin, granddaughter, Amber Shearin, grandson, Richard Jimenez, great-grandchildren, Joshua, Alex, Anthony and Samantha Jimenez and great-great-granddaughters Annemarie and Olivia Jimenez. A Memorial/Celebration of Life service is planned for November 4, 2017. The burial is slated for October 23, 2017. Please contact Mary Storm at 310-918-6260 or marylastorm@gmail.com for full information.

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