Shirley Violet (Tholberg) Winburn

Died: Mon., Mar. 14, 2016


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Location: Wildhorse Resort & Casino - Palouse & Tucannon Room


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Shirley V. Winburn

October 24, 1955 – March 14, 2016

Shirley Violet Winburn, 60 of Pendleton, Oregon passed away at her home on March 14, 2016.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, April 22, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Wildhorse Resort and Casino in the Palouse and Tucannon room.

Shirley was born in Pendleton on October 24, 1955 to Gordon and Marianne Tholberg. She graduated from Pendleton High School in 1973, after high school she attended Blue Mountain Community College. She spent her career working for the Umatilla County Courthouse in the Assessor Office and remained there until her retirement of 35 years.

Shirley was very athletic growing up. Into her adult life she enjoyed playing softball, bowling, and golf. If she wasn’t playing, she enjoyed watching and supporting her family in athletics.

She married the love of her life Benjamin C. Winburn Jr. Together they had one child, BJ Winburn.

Survivors include a step-son, Nick Winburn, and granddaughters: Kimberly Norquist, Kassandra Norquist, Holly Winburn, and Layla Winburn. She is also survived by three sisters Christel (Bill) Quimby, Laura (Phil) Gaines, and Heidi Tholberg (Lance Dick), and brother, Doug (Linda) Tholberg, along with many nieces and nephews whom loved her very dearly.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Marianne Tholberg, husband Benjamin C. Winburn, step-daughter Tara Kay Gainey, and loving son, BJ Winburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards Shirley’s memorial fund at First Community Credit Union at 705 SW Emigrant Avenue in Pendleton, Oregon under Christel Quimby. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handled arrangements.  

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Angie Gallino
   Posted Wed March 16, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Shirley's family. I am so sad to hear of her passing. She will be missed by many, but is now reunited with Benji and BJ. Rest in peace Shirley.

Carmalita Michelle Chalakee
   Posted Wed March 16, 2016
My thoughts and prayers to the family. We know you are at peace now with your loved ones you followed. Love and will miss you Shirley.

shirlee nirschl
   Posted Wed March 16, 2016
My love and prayers for all of you.The first thing that came to my mind when I heard of Shirley's death was "PEACE AT LAST." SN

Kim Lindell
   Posted Wed March 16, 2016
What a beautiful picture you chose. My heart and prayers are with you Heidi, Laura and the rest of the family. I pray she is at peace and that it brings her loved ones peace as well.

Hall Tribe
   Posted Wed March 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers for t family ~

Kim Collins Morrow
   Posted Thu March 17, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. Shirley was always warm and positive to me and I know she will be greatly missed.

Candice Slagel-Osborne
   Posted Fri March 18, 2016
I worked at the desk next to Shirley for many years. I will miss our fun times and friendship. I know she is now at peace being with BJ and Ben. RIP friend.

Kathy Cunnington Baker
   Posted Fri March 18, 2016
My thoughts and prayers for your family. Our boys, Gary and BJ spent a lot of time with each other so I have such fond memories of you and BJ. You were my rock in a time that was so difficult for me. When the boys were playing football I loved to stand by you. Your energy when BJ was playing was contagious and you knew a lot about football. I'm happy that you are with BJ and Ben. May God give your family comfort and strength through this. Love Kathy

Terry Schuening
   Posted Fri March 18, 2016
I had the pleasure of working with Shirley for 14+ years. I will miss her very much, but know she is where she wanted to be, with her family and loves one's. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE Shirley. My deepest sympathy to all your family members.

Theresa Sundin Vienhage
   Posted Tue March 22, 2016
To all of Shirleys family , friends and loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss of a great Mom, sister, Aunt and Grandma, and friend. Shirley, buddy, 24, squirl. I miss you so much and i know that you are where you want to be. After you lost your son BJ, and not long after your husband, BEN you just couldnt go on. You were in so much pain and hurt, that you just couldnt go another day. I wish I could have seen you one last time. To hug you, to hold you and just cry together. And maybe some fireball. haha. We had soooo much fun together in our softball days. So many stories, but i will save them for your celebration of life. Youy are an angel now and by the ones you love so early. You 3 have a great time together. GOODDBYE until I see you again. Love you buddy. RIP

Cheryl Stillman
   Posted Tue March 22, 2016
Our prayers and heart go out to Heidi and family. Cheryl/ Vicki Stillman.

karen williams
   Posted Wed March 23, 2016
my thoughts & prayers to the family
may you rest in peace now that you are reunited with Benji & the rest

Delita miller
   Posted Wed March 23, 2016
Im so very sorry for your loss Heidi and family. May god be will you during these hard time.

Dave Webb
   Posted Wed March 23, 2016
I'm sorry I liked Shirley. Rest in peace Shirley

Lisa Blagg
   Posted Fri March 25, 2016
I worked with Shirley for three years at the Courthouse. Shirley will be missed. God bless your family.

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