Shirley Ann Ratliff
1941 - 2019
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November 16, 1941 ˜ December 12, 2019

Shirley Ann Ratliff, 78, of Woodland, WA, passed away on Dec. 12, 2019. She was born in Camas, WA to Cy and Doris King of Washougal, WA on Nov. 16, 1941.
Shirley married Owen Ratliff on Sept. 13, 1958 and lived in Washougal, WA before moving to Woodland in 1969.
She loved her family, going to the beach, and singing with family and friends. Shirley was active in Columbia River Old Time Strings and once was the Sunshine Lady for Washington Old Time Fiddlers. She loved antiques, especially clocks. She was generous and loved giving more than receiving.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Owen; son, Larry (Brenda); daughter, Susan Donald (Glenn); granddaughters, Amanda, Danielle and Erin; grandsons, Jack Jr., Cy and Eli; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her daughter, Debbie Whitmire.
There will be a Celebration of Life service on Sat., Dec. 28, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene, Ridgefield, WA, 747 Pioneer St., Ridgefield, WA 98642. Woodland Funeral Home was in charge of her arrangements.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 22, 2019.
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December 28, 2019
I met the Ratliffs quite a few years ago when they decided to move to a smaller residence. I'll always remember Shirley's Christmas card was ALWAYS, ALWAYS the very first one I received each year for many years. She was a dear & caring friend. My thoughts & prayers are with you, Owen, & your family.
Jeanette Pease
December 25, 2019
We are sending our sincere regrets for your loss. Shirley's many friends at The Strings will remember and miss her. Love to you and may you find peace.
Erwin and Toodie Marx
December 24, 2019
my prayers and condolences goes out to the Ratliff family Shirley will be missed by many she was always such a sunshine when she entered,and always enjoyed her singing
marge wilcox
December 24, 2019
my condolences and prayers goes out to the Ratliff, Shirley will be missed by all, Shirley was a special and caring person
marge wilcox
December 22, 2019
To the Ratliff family we send our deepest sympathy. We will always remember Shirley and Owen at the music jams. Bud and Sherry Sargent and Family.
Bud Sargent
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