BAILEYVILLE - Shirley Marie McArthur, 61, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Calais Regional Hospital with her family by her side. Shirley was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Calais, daughter of Robert and Gloria (Gaddis) Smith.
The Guest Book is expired.
She graduated from Woodland High School, class of 1970, and went to cosmetology school in Lewiston. Shirley worked at Calais Job Service until opening Valley Video and assisting her mother's business Smith Florist, Baileyville, which she operated until her illness. She was a member of People's United Methodist Church, Baileyville, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, reading and spending time with her family. Shirley's grandchildren meant the world to her and she was looking forward to February when her sixth grandchild is due to be born.
Shirley was predeceased by her father, Robert. Surviving are her mother, Gloria Smith of Baileyville; four children, Brian McCray and Heather McCray, both of Baileyville, Dana Davis and husband, Glenn, of Milford, and Christopher Everett and fiancée, Ashley Goodwin, of Levant; five grandchildren, Mya, Emilee, Brady, Madison and Colton; brother, Martin Smith and wife, Wanda, of Lincoln; two nephews, Robert and Chad Smith; great-nephew, Robbie; great-niece, Kayla; dear friends, Dawn Chick and family; many special cousins, and numerous friends and family.
A celebration of Shirley's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at People's United Methodist Church, Baileyville. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on July 9, 2013