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Shirley June Muise

09/08/1930 - 04/19/2018
Service Date: 04/30/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Willowbrooke United Methodist Church, 19390 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, AZ 85373
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Shirley June Hoppa Muise passed away at her home on April 19, 2018 at the age of 87. She was the loving wife of James B. Muise who preceded her in death.

Shirley was born on September 9, 1930 in Breckinridge, Minnesota, the only child to loving parents Victor Hoppa and Ruth Osborne Hoppa.

On Monday, April 30th Shirley’s funeral will be held at Willowbrook United Methodist Church at 19390 N 99th Ave. Sun City, Az, 85373. A one hour viewing will begin at 9AM, followed by the church service at 10AM. She will be buried with her husband at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Shirley’s grew up in Minnesota and moved to Whittier, California in the fifties where she met and married her husband of over 50 years James. Together they traveled extensively and lived in several places including New York, San Francisco, India, and Page, Arizona, prior to settling in Sun City. She was active in the Sun City Players and the Aqua Sun Swim Team. She volunteered as a poll worker for all major elections. Shirley loved the Arizona climate for over 40 years. 

Shirley was an organized and efficient person. She was employed as an administrative secretary, security manager, and school secretary at various businesses. She worked for the Goodyear Company in Goodyear, AZ in the 70’s and 80’s where she was highly regarded. She often spoke about her experiences with humor and candor. Her family especially enjoyed her antidotes about the time she and James spent in the country of India. 

Shirley had a quick wit, no nonsense approach to life. While she professed to hate cooking and said her ideal home would be one without a kitchen, she was a wonderful cook and a delightful hostess.

She was a loving aunt to her nieces Madeleine Kempf Zimmerman of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Christine Kempf of Cincinnati, Ohio. She will be greatly missed by her grandnieces Krista Zimmerman Super and Melissa Zimmerman as well as great grandnephew Nick Super and great grandniece Brooke Super. The family of Judge Robert Spears, her cousin in Minnesota, his wife Margo and children Connor and Hannah, fondly care for and remember Shirley. Shirley’s many friends and acquaintances will also miss her infectious laugh.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested for Handi-Capables and
mailed to 10118 West Deanne Dr., Sun City, AZ 85351.  


  • My deep condolences to the Muise family,
    The pain of losing a loved one is oh, so real. May you find some comfort in the Most High God’s word (Psalms 83:18) . Yes, He promises a time when we can see our loved ones again(Acts 24:15) in perfect health(Isaiah 33:24) and He says where: Psalms 37:11. May you hold on to God’s promises.
    May comfort & peace be with you.

  • My sincerest condolences on the passing of your loved one. May your family be comforted and strengthened during this difficult time by reflecting on your treasured memories and the words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises to take away all the things that make us sad, including death.

  • I will miss Shirley very much..She was bery special to me…

  • She was very special to me

  • Shirley and I worked together in the booth during many plays at the Mt View Auditorium. She was so dependable and kind that I really enjoyed knowing her and the time we spent together. God bless you, her family.

  • Shirley great team player and respected by everybody Goodyear was very lucky to have her there

  • Shiriey was president of the Gqoodyear Aerospace retirees Pioneer club along with her VP friend Anna Mae Bebb. Shirley’s leadership was responsible for a revitalization of tahe programs activities. She was a sweetheart.

  • I’ve had the pleasure to know Shirley and Jim since the early 70’s, from Page Arizona
    Shirley was one of the nicest and classiest WOMAN I’ve ever known. Always a smile and nice word, and that great hug. They were the most fantastic couple and now they are together again…Look down on us once in awhile Shirley,,, as YOU will FOREVER be in our thoughts and prayers. What a great role model you were to so many….

  • I got to know Shirley when we both worked at Goodyear Aerospace. She had a smile that would light up a room, and a sense of humor that was infectious. I enjoyed her friendship, and just thinking about her, makes me 😃. Rest in Peace

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