Earline M. Shields of Enumclaw died March 2, 2018. She was 90.
She was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Libby, Montana, to Earl and Alice McCrory, the oldest of four daughters. She was raised on a small farm on the banks of the Kootenai River near Libby. She graduated from high school in 1945, then attended college in Cheney, Washington, for a short time. She met John B. Shields at a cannery in Eastern Washington where both were employed. They were married Feb. 15, 1947, and made their first home in Grandview, Washington. In 1960, they moved to Seattle and in 1963 they moved to Enumclaw to raise their seven children. In 1969 she opened Crystal Coiffeurs which she operated for 28 years.
She enjoyed family get-togethers and her annual large Shields Christmas party with all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved bowling, taking morning walks, having coffee with her friends, camping and traveling by motorhome. She and her husband took long trips traveling across the United States and Canada. She was a long-time, active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She is survived by sons Dennis Shields (Sue) and Kevin Shields (Gina) of Enumclaw; son-in law Tom Jameyson of Enumclaw; daughters Paula Watterson (Tom) of Enumclaw, Maureen Weisbeck (David) of Buckley, Denise Streeter (Steve) of Enumclaw and Shawn VanWieringen (Gregg) of Enumclaw. She is also survived by sister Kathleen Wheeler of Libby; sisters-in-law Rose Helen Dapper of Seattle and Carol Shields of Madison, Alabama; 27 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, John B. Shields on Feb. 28, 2012; daughter Christine Jameyson on March 1, 2018; sisters Sheila Harris of Montana and Sharon Neff of Alaska; granddaughter Alisha VanWieringen; and great-grandson R.J. Watterson.
A memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw.
Memorials may be made to Northwest Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 3035, Seattle.
All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.