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Shirley Loraine (Priest) Thruston

11/17/1935 - 12/25/2023
Service Date: 01/05/2024
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 940 E Southern Ave Mesa, AZ
Visitation Date: 01/04/2023
Visitation Time: 6-8:00 pm
Visitation Location: Bunker Garden Chapel
Interment: Mariposa Gardens

The Herald Angels have called Shirley home. She left this mortal life on December 25th at 4:22 am. She was waiting for Christmas to go and see her mother and party on the other side celebrating the birth of Christ. We will all miss her, but we are happy for her graduation from this mortal world.

Services are:

January 4th, 2023. A viewing will be held at Bunker Family Funerals from 6-8 pm. Located at 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201 480-964-8686

January 5th, 2023. Viewing at:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located at 940 E Southern Ave., Mesa, Arizona 85204 (East of Horne). The viewing will be from 9-10am. Services will be from 10-11:30.

Cemetery Services will be at 2pm. The cemetery is located at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park 6747 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ 85206 (Southeast corner of Power and Broadway).

All are invited to come and celebrate her life with us.


Shirley was born in Lovington, Lea, New Mexico in 1935. Shirley led a very happy life filled with work, service and dedication to the Lord.

She was survived by her children Arthur LaRoy II, Michael Anthony, Judy Jeanette Johnson, Howard Fletcher, Daniel Keith and 22 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


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