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In Loving Memory

Shirley Ann Dorste Guilliams

2/10/1938 – 3/18/2020

Shirley Ann Dorste Guilliams, 82, was born at home on the family farm in Rulo, Nebraska on February 10, 1938.  She went to the house of the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Shirley attended grade school at Fort Hazel, Rulo, Nebraska in a one room schoolhouse. She attended high school in Falls City, Nebraska, graduating class of 1956 and Peru State Teachers College in Peru, Nebraska. She taught grades 1-8 in a one room school, Fargo #26, near the family farm until 1959. She married Richard Guilliams of Falls City, Nebraska in 1959 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rulo, Nebraska. After the wedding they moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where Shirley taught Business English at the South Texas Commercial College. After the birth of son, Eric Guilliams the family moved to Alvin, Texas in March 1962.  She returned to work in 1975 after the birth of son David and daughter Anne. Shirley worked 41 years within the Diocese of Galveston/Houston at the Parishes of St. Helen's in Pearland, Texas and later at St. Francis de Sales in Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Carl and Josephine Marie O'Connell Dorste and sister, Phyllis Jean Dorste Reimer. 

Shirley is survived by Richard her husband of 60 years, sons, Eric and David and his wife Mary; daughter Anne Byrne and her husband Robert; grandchildren, Patrick, Joseph, and Caitlin Guilliams, and Dashiel and Georgia Byrne; brother William and his wife Dorothy Dorste, and numerous nieces and nephews and cherished friends.

Due to health concerns at the present time, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at Immaculate Catholic Church in Rulo, Nebraska.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cancer Center at MD Anderson at www.mdanderson.org.

Condolences may be sent to the Guilliams family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com

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4 thoughts on “Shirley Ann Dorste Guilliams”

  1. To the Guilliams family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Eric your mother always treated me with the utmost of kindness, and will be missed.

    If you need anything please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Rick Evans

  2. Larry and Debby Williams

    Debby and I just learned of Shirley's passing by seeing her name in the St. Helen bulletin. I am very sorry, Richard. I worked with Shirley on the St. Helen building committee for the new Church and she asked me to Chair Eurel's committee when he spent a year with us. She was always gracious and kind to me and had a way of making me feel welcome. It was always good to visit with her. May God replace your sadness with fond memories quickly.

  3. Mary & Steve Davenport

    Richard, Ann, Eric, David and families,
    So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was a true friend. So many memories of times we shared through the years. I will truly miss her. Your family is in our prayer and thoughts. May God comfort each of you and give you peace.

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