May 12, 1954 ~ May 19, 2005
Gierman, Shirley Anita a 33 year resident of Manhattan Beach passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2005 in Manhattan Beach. She was born in Germany on May 12, 1954. Shirley was a dedicated first grade teacher for over 12 years, spending most of those years teaching at the Long Beach Unified School District's Mark Twain Elementary School. She was a movie buff who enjoyed baking, biking and loved art. Shirley was passionate about teaching, Old English Sheep Dogs and to committing ''Random Acts of Kindness.''
She is survived by her mother Marcella, her siblings Jesse, Evelyn, Peter, Freda, Cynthia, Eric, the loving members of her ''California family,'' her dog Harley and the many people whose lives she touched.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 A.M. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance followed by a reception in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room.
In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Shirley's love of Old English Sheepdogs, a contribution can be made to:
Old English Sheep Dog Rescue, 820 Wilson Place, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5727, (310)392-3366 www.oesrescue.com.
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