Shirley Joan James |

Shirley Joan James

Shirley Joan James, 79, of Mound House died Oct. 14, 2004, in Mound House.

She was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Illinois to Withney Sapp and Ellen Alameda Wodten James.

She moved from Pasadena to the Carson City area in 1993.

Mrs. James retired from the postal service in Glendale, Calif. She devoted her life to the care of all animals. She was very involved in the Senior Companion Program in Carson City.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Janis Ellen Atwell.

Among her survivors are her nephew and wife, Michael Neal and Barbara Atwell of Lake Tahoe; great-nieces Lara Michael Atwell of Kansas and Sara Hunter Atwell of Las Vegas; great-nephew, Duncan Neal and great-great-niece Emma Kaye Atwell, both of Sacramento.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lyon County Animal Services, 3705 Highway 50 W., Silver Springs, NV 89429; or to an animal-care program of your choice.

FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.