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Shirley Ann Castles
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to be made to Monte Vista Grove, an independent, non-profit senior community.
  • Monte Vista Grove
    2889 San Pasqual Street
    Pasadena, CA 91107

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Shirley was a grand neighbor, a great 'fitness' enthusiast and teacher, an open and caring woman who knew what she was about! I was only a neighbor, but Shirley's light shone in and through my short journey at Monte Vista Grove Homes. She was a sure sister in Christ to this pilgrim neighbor for a year. Grace and peace of Christ, Jane Holslag


Posted by: Jane Holslag - Berlin GERMANY - Neighbor   Aug 20, 2020

An incredible loss.. She was a consistent light in our community at MVGH, smiling, full of joy and laughter, caring so much for others. She went out of her way to help those who needed assist. She was an encourager, an organizer, a teacher, constantly aware of each person in her classes and what would be the best way for them to exercise committed to the development of the Wellness Center on our campus, and most recently pulling it all

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Posted by: Dianne Whiting - Friend   Aug 09, 2020

Shirley has been a ray of light in our Monte Vista Grove community! Capably stepping up where and whenever needed. Her knowledgeable leadership in our Wellness Center, teaching the aerobics, balance, fitness classes was always rejuvenating and inspiring. Whether on a personal one-to-one basis, or in a class, Shirley gave fully of herself. At the dining table, I'd overhear her being asked to offer wisdom and guidance on auto purchases...we smiled when we labeled her MVGHs' "car guru!" Like a

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Posted by: Barbara and Jim Mathieu - Pasadena, CA - Neighbor   Aug 06, 2020

My son Jim and I had dinner at a Mexican restaurant near Shirley and Charles' place. I learned from the bio that Shirley met Charles at a single adult class association with a church. That's the way I met my Pat and we are still together after 34 years. Charles you and Shirley had an exciting and wonderful life together like Pat and I.


Posted by: Charles Guittard - Dallas, TX - Family Friend   Aug 05, 2020

I wish I'd gotten to know Shirley. What I do know is that she raised two amazing daughters. Sending my deepest condolences to the entire family.


Posted by: Erin Jones-Slatev - Edmond, OK - Family Friend   Aug 04, 2020
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Posted by: Mark Tang - Los Angeles, CA - neighbor   Aug 04, 2020

hi this is Mark Tang
i was stunned to read the email this morning from Monte Vista
regarding the death of Shirley Castles.
She was an immediate neighbor to my father and mother
Theodore and Loretta Tang.
and a great friend to all of our family, helpful and giving in all the needs
and transitions that my parents went through. our experience
with her was invaluable, she was always
there to check in on my parents and was the

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Posted by: Mark Tang - Los Angeles, CA - neighbor   Aug 04, 2020

hi this is Mark Tang
i was stunned to read the email this morning from Monte Vista
regarding the death of Shirley Castles.
She was an immediate neighbor to my father and mother
Theodore and Loretta Tang.
and a great friend to all of our family, helpful and giving in all the needs
and transitions that my parents went through. our experience
with her was invaluable, she was always
there to check in on my parents and was the my first contact in many
of the emergencies

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Posted by: Mark Tang - Los Angeles, CA - Neighbor   Aug 04, 2020

Heaven is rejoicing! My beautiful cousin with her heart of gold is now running on streets of gold. You always made life fun! Rest easy sweet girl!!! Love you!


Posted by: Fran Robertson - Chattanooga, TN - Family   Aug 04, 2020

Thank you,Shirley, for all of the ways in which you inspired Rachel and myself in our exercise programs at Monte Vista Grove and helped as we were looking for our new Prius. Your love, thoughtfulness and knowledge will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with others throughout your life and especially in these last few years at Monte Vista Grove. Our lives have been blessed by yours.

We pray that Charles and all of the family will know God's comfort, guidance and strength at this time.

Huw


Posted by: Huw Christopher - Pasadena, CA - Neighbor   Aug 03, 2020