Shirley Beisner

Shirley Beisner was an extraordinary woman, born in 1938, in Riverton, Wyoming regulary reminscing about being born on a native american reservation as was her father, Cloyd Brown. Her mother was Cora Brown. She was the youngest of 3 children being the last living member of this family until December 27, 2021; her passing date. Brothers Cloyde and Terry are also deceased.

Shirley married Carl Beisner in February of 1956 and bore three children, Beckie, Randy and Lori.

Shirley was named Who’s Who Among American Women while living in Vernon in the 1960s. This honor was bestowed upon her because of her many accomplishments in Vernon, including turning a small playhouse into a Civic Theatre and hiring professional directors from New York. She presided over the Vernon Civic Theatre where she ensured lively, professional and fun events for the town as a regular occurrence. She was also the secretary of the Intermediate School in Vernon and was a role model to many a student who remember her talents, personality, and humor even today.

After moving to Fort Worth, she continued her service to Texas and the Federal Government as a Contract Administrator for the General Services Administration where she eventually retired.  Shirley was proud of the federal service of her parents, husband and two of her children as giving to this country was a generational charge of her family.

Shirley will be missed by her children, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as her 5 grandchildren, Marc, Mandy, Taylor, Justin and Jordan, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will take place at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.

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