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Shirley A. Colvin, 84, of Midland, formerly of Beaverton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on December30, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center. She was born on November 22, 1935 to the late Henry and Helena (Kosloski) Dorey. On November 10, 1954 she married Sanford “Hut” Colvin and they shared 37 years together before he predeceased her on April 29, 1991.

Shirley enjoyed fishing, cooking, watching Detroit Tiger’s baseball, and playing cards. Shirley had a great love of music and was a steel guitar player. She was a member of the Troubadours for over 50 years and a member of the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame.

Shirley is survived by her children; Deborah (Karl) Kretz, Roland (Debbie) Colvin, Richard Colvin, Ron (Jo Ortman) Colvin, Roger (Diane) Colvin, Raymond (Brenda Ford) Colvin, 21 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Beverly (“Dan” Samuel) Smart.

Shirley was predeceased by her children; Randy Colvin, Dusty Colvin, Terry Colvin Rodney Colvin, daughter in-law; Marcia Thurmond and one grandson, Ryan Colvin.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Beaverton Church of Nazarene with Pastor Martin Hodge officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 4-7 pm and at the church on Saturday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at the Beaverton Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Sanford Moose Lodge.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Colvin family; to share a special memory please visit www. smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Susan Kleinhans

    05 January 2020 2 years ago

    We are forever grateful for Grandma Shirley. She had such a positive personality. Blessings to her family. The band of Ángels in heaven rejoice for their new member. ❤️

  2. Nicole Colvin

    04 January 2020 2 years ago

    I miss u so much grandma and I will forever cherish the memories I had with u I love u and u will always be in my heart.

  3. Lyle & cheryl

    04 January 2020 2 years ago

    We were so sorry to hear of grandma Shirley’s passing. What a special lady she was. She will be so missed at the moose where we enjoyed seeing her. Please except our deepest and sincere sympathy to all the family.

  4. Maxine Lago

    03 January 2020 2 years ago

    Condolences to the family. I will miss Grandma Shirley when I karaoke at Sanford Moose. In honor of
    Shirley, I will sing at the Clare Moose Sat night, the song she ask me to sing each time I was at Sanford Moose.

  5. Eric Norling

    03 January 2020 2 years ago

    I will miss that wonderful smile you had and I will cherish the time we spent together. You where a very special lady.

  6. Justin (Judd) and Cindy Eastman

    03 January 2020 2 years ago

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Shirley’s passing. I have very fond memories of her from back in the days the Troubadours we’re the host band at the Red Oak.
    My wife Cindy and I always looked forward to seeing her at the Moose Club on Thursdays.
    Our sincere condolences to Shirley’s entire family. She was indeed a treasure.

  7. Linda Steffes

    02 January 2020 2 years ago

    I’ll always remember whenever she talked to me, she had a way of making me feel special ! The fact that she is no longer suffering,and now with the everlasting father, cangive us some comfort at this difficult time . She was so loved.

  8. Lloyd and Laurie Douglas

    01 January 2020 2 years ago

    On behalf of the Douglas family Lloyd and I send our deepest sympathy.

  9. Todd Skinner

    01 January 2020 2 years ago

    Prayers for my good friend Roger and the Colvin family. Very sorry for your loss. Shirley seemed to live such a rich and wonderful life and wish I would’ve had the chance to know her. God bless Colvin family.

  10. Connie and Terry Brilinski

    01 January 2020 2 years ago

    Deborah, Karl and family, we are so so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet lady and could sure play her steel guitar….She will join in God’s band now….our prayers, sympathies, and love are with you all…God bless.

  11. Alishia Sleeseman

    01 January 2020 2 years ago

    I will miss my grandma so much. I loved calling her every day and just talking about nothing in particular. She will be missed

  12. Donna krenzke

    31 December 2019 2 years ago

    Im sorry for the loss of Shirley she will be missed

  13. Anonymous

    31 December 2019 2 years ago

    Love, Love, Love Shirley! She will be so missed, This world was a much better place with her in it!!!!

  14. Tammy Snyder gibson

    31 December 2019 2 years ago

    Grandma Shirley I will always keep u in my heart and will cherish the memories we had at the moose Lodge in Sanford when aunt flossie and I would come watch u play and dance .I will keep the family in my prayers fly high you beautiful angel and never stopping picking and grinning and singing with that beautiful voice love u Tammy Snyder Gibson

  15. Steve and Carole Monaghan

    31 December 2019 2 years ago

    Roger, Diane & families..
    Your Mom was a special lady. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to you all.

  16. Gretchen (Norling) Holmes

    31 December 2019 2 years ago

    I was so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a very special lady and will be missed.

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