March 7, 1919 ~ November 4, 2003

Born in: Detroit, MI,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Shirley M. Kenyon died Tuesday evening, November 4, 2003 at her home at 127 Poppy Lane, Asheville, NC. Shirley was born March 7, 1919 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Fred and Audrie Granger. She spent her childhood years in Middleville, MI and attended Eastern Michigan University. Shirley and her husband, Raymond, retired from the Detroit area to Lake Lure, NC in 1985. Shirley was a member of the Fairfield Mountains Chapel, where she served as a member of the Board of Elders and as President of the Women of the Church organization. In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by her three children, Pavanne Kay Lapham of White Lake MI, Frederick E. Kenyon of Weston, CT and Amy M. Blaug of Leiden, The Netherlands. There are also five grandchildren, Wendy, Scott, Katherine, Thomas and Isaac, as well as three great-grandchildren, Karleigh, Amanda and Royce. A memorial service will be held at Fairfield Mountains Chapel in Lake Lure, NC on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 4:00 PM. The Reverend Everette Chapman will preside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield Mountains Chapel, 1384 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746. The entire family wishes to thank the staff of Mountain Area Hospice for their magnificent support. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. I am thinking of all of you and wishing I could be there. I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Shirley. She was a fun aunt. She took great care of me when I was traveling in Europe, proiding special French experiences and doing my laundry. My thoughts and prayers are with you as we all go through this sad time of grief. Much love to the family, Cindy


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