Shirley Jean Henshaw passed away on Saturday, August 27. She was born in Los Angeles to Shirley Bradley Clements and E. Eugene Clements. She and her husband, Willoughby E. Henshaw, celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in April, a few months before her death. She gave 39 years of service to the people of the United States as an Evaluation Officer for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Her evaluation duties took her to FAA facilities throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. She was also in charge of training new evaluators and overseeing their field evaluations. Shirley had one daughter Terese Ann Nunez who predeceased her in 2009. Shirley is survived by her husband, Willoughby (Bill) Henshaw, her son-in-law Pedro (Peter) Nunez; her grandchildren: Joseph Alan Nunez and Jonathan Michael Nunez; along with her brothers: Wayne and Gerald Clements. She is also survived by two nephews, two nieces, one grand niece and two grand nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA on Friday, September 2, at 11:00AM. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Bill, please remember in your sorrow you have many friends who care, and grieve your loss as well. May your happy memories of Shirley sustain you in your time of loss. You are someone special and will be remembered in prayers as well.

  2. I will always remember Shirley for her wonderful smile, her infectious laugh, her generosity, her high heels–so many great things. She will be so missed by me and the many people who knew and loved her. I pray for peace, strength and comfort for her husband and family.

  3. Shirley was a great gal – I could always count on her to make me laugh – She was a big personality in a little package – I will truly miss her!

  4. Bill, my sincerest condolences on your loss. Shirley & I were among the original group of AWP AO’s back in the 1980’s. I always called her “Surely it’s Shirley” and we shared a love of animals. I always enjoyed working with her, she was always positive and upbeat.

  5. Bill – please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Thank you for sharing with us your story. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.

  6. May the Lord carry you in his loving arms as you go through this difficult period. I worked with Shirley at FAA in the early 90’s and she was wonderful. God Bless.

  7. Bill, I worked in the same building with shirley during the 90’s, she was a wonderful lady and will truly be missed. My Our Heavenly Father be with you during this trying time in your life. God Bless

  8. Bill, You have my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

  9. It was my privilege to work on the same team as Shirley. She was the most helpful, supportive, fun, creative and best person to work with. Shirley was one Jewel of God.

  10. Bill, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful Shirley. For the 3 years that we were blessed of living next door to you both, we will always remember how sweet Shirley was to our children, making them cookies and buying them gifts and just being the sweet loving person that she was and we will always remember.

  11. Bill, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley. She will truly be missed by everyone that knew her. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Bill. I will always remember her kindness and love for others. I will miss her dearly.

  13. Marge and I are so saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing. We both have fond memories from knowing her and working with her for many years. Shirley was a special lady who brightened the lives of those knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  14. To the Henshaw Family and Friends, Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Shirley was a wonderful, kind, and loving person. She inspired and touch so many people in so many ways. I have had the fortunate opportunity to know her personally and professionally for over 22 years. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. May God bless.

  15. Bill I wish to add my condolence to you and your family form my fami;y (o.C.) Bill I would like to offer my condolence to you and your family on the lost of Shirley. I know she will be missed. You two were so close and the what a married couple should be. I really enjoyed working with you and shirley. You were such abeatiful couple. May GOD be with you during this difficult time. I would love to send a gift to her or your favorite charity. O.C. Baugh & family

  16. Bill I wish to add my condolence to you and your family form my fami;y (o.C.) Bill I would like to offer my condolence to you and your family on the lost of Shirley. I know she will be missed. You two were so close and the what a married couple should be. I really enjoyed working with you and shirley. You were such abeatiful couple. May GOD be with you during this difficult time. I would love to send a gift to her or your favorite charity. O.C. Baugh & family

  17. Bill and family – I am so saddened to hear that Shirley has left us. I have fond memories of her. Shirley never seemed to age. She was one of those people that you just couldn’t forget. I just wanted to let you know that this disheartening news did make it’s way up to us in Seattle, and many of us are just plain sad. I know you will miss her. Bill and Shirley always seemed to be such a happy, happy couple. Very solid. You both were blessed to find each other. I hope that Shirley’s family finds some comfort in the knowledge that one day you will be reunited. Sending my heart feld sympathies.

  18. Bill, It was with great sorrow that I read of Shirley’s passing. It was such a pleasure to work with her all those years in the R.O. Always bright, always sharp, always ready to help. I know that there are no words that will help the loss in your life. I lost Jackie 4 years ago, after 63 years of marriage. But you can take some solace in knowing that in time, you will see her again and be with her forever in Heaven. My prayers are with you, Bill, John

  19. Bill, I’m so sorry for your your loss. Your volleyball family loves you and is here for you. If you need anything, ever, never hesitate to ask. We”re here for you and we love you way longer than the lines of a volleyball court.WE LOVE YOU. You’re the heart of the 10th St. courts.

  20. One of T. Roosevelt’s famous saying starts, “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected of us….” The much is that it is such sadness to know “our ” group has lost another wonderful friend. A special work partner and a fun and loving person. Shirley, with her tiny body swishing in her high, high heels clicking down the hall, and her michievous smile; would set us all into wonderful minutes of laughing at something that had happened at work. We all loved Shirley. We were so happy when Bill (Mr.Wonderful) and Shirley married. Shirley would always say “oh Bill is so wonderful, hence our ‘Mr. Wonderful’.” Her picture here is so appropriate and how I will always remember her. She will be talking about all of us when she sees two other wonder friends, Olga Ebien and Vicki Hendrickson. Bill, my deepest condolences and love to you. Marcie T.

  21. Bill and family, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, Shirley. I will always remember her fondly, especially the time we sent together on our evaluation trip to the Pacific. That was one of my most memorable trips of my 37 years of service. I hope that all the good memories sustain you in the future. Sincerely, Elmore Wigfall

  22. Bill, we will always have fond memories of Shirley. She was so kind, caring and shared her love of life with every one she came in contact with. May God lift Shirley in his arms and take her to eternal happiness.

  23. TO: Joseph Alan and Jonathan Michael. I wanted you both to know a good story about you all when you were little guys. Shirley called me Marcie and we had a game we played everyday about who had the most darling, BEST grandsons. My granddaughter had her first son Ryan and then Nickolas. We would bring in pictures and tell each other what that grandson had done that was the BEST. When we walked away from each other we would try to have the last word, “Mines the BEST you know.” Your Grandmother Shirley loved you all so much and I know you will take care of each other and keep your Grandmother always in your hearts. My deepest condolences to both of you; your Father and Family Nunez.

  24. I will miss you Shirley; we always had such good times when we were together. I remember all the parties and the help you always gave me with Jim. We will all be together again one of these days and what a party that will be. Remember this is not the end; there is more to come. Love Always, Eileen P.S. Say Hi to Jim!!!!!

  25. Bill, I am so very sorry for your loss. Shirley was always such a pleasant and positive person. The two of you complimented each other very much and it was evident that you had a very strong love and bond. May our gracious God bless you and your families during this challenging time.

  26. I am so sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. She was such a wonderful person, always happy and funny. I know she will be greatly missed by friends and family. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and especially to her husband, Bill.

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