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Shirley Veen

June 28, 1927 - March 5, 2019

 

Shirley Marie Veen of Hendersonville died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the age of 91.  She was born on June 28, 1927, in Schenectady, New York, to the late Charles and Rose Weiler Goggins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, George E. Veen, in 2014; her brothe…read more

 

Shirley Marie Veen of Hendersonville died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the age of 91.  She was born on June 28, 1927, in Schenectady, New York, to the late Charles and Rose Weiler Goggins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, George E. Veen, in 2014; her brother, C. Richard Goggins; and a nephew, Michael Goggins.

 

Shirley received a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and a master’s degree from the State University of New York Teachers College a tOneonta, and had a career in teaching before becoming a homemaker. She lived in Hendersonville for 17 years, after residing in San Jose, California, and Wayne, Pennsylvania; she and her family also enjoyed the adventure of spending a year living in Bonn, Germany, in the 1970s. Shirley was an avid amateur genealogist, spending several decades researching her family history. She also worked as a docent for the San Jose Historical Society, and enjoyed giving walking tours of downtown San Jose and visiting local elementary schools to present lessons on San Jose history. Additionally, Shirley was a member of P.E.O.

 

She is survived by her son, Brian Veen of San Francisco, California; her daughter, Anne Veen Sitter and her husband David Sitter of Hollister, California; and four nephews and three nieces.

 

Should friends desire, contributions may be made in memory of Shirley to the Native American educational charity of one’s choice. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Our Lady of Angels Chapel,Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 208 7th Avenue West, Hendersonville, North Carolina, officiated by Father Martin Schratz.

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Date: Friday, March 15, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

208 7th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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