319-338-1132 or 1-866-338-1132 |
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Gay & Ciha Funeral And Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Private Funeral Services
Private family service will be held at 1pm, followed by internment at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Shirley’s service will be live streamed on Tuesday afternoon and can be seen later also. To view please search “Remembering Shirley Pate” on Facebook and request to join the group.
Obituary of Shirley M. Pate
Shirley M. Pate, age 89 lifetime resident of this area died Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Public visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 20th. from 11 to 1pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where a private family service will be held at 1pm, followed by internment at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Shirley’s service will be live streamed on Tuesday afternoon and can be seen later also. To view please search “Remembering Shirley Pate” on Facebook and request to join the group. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to support charities that were important to Shirley and her family. To share a thought memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. Shirley M. Lewis was born September 29, 1931, in Iowa City the daughter of Raymond and Mabel (Parsons) Lewis. Attending schools in Iowa City she graduated from City High School with the Class of 1949. She then attended the State University of Iowa. On July 30, 1950, she was united in marriage to Robert T. Pate in Iowa City. The couple farmed for many years here, she also worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for over 27 years before retiring in 2002. Shirley loved her life on the farm, most important was her family, her faith, and friends. She enjoyed traveling with her family, being active in the Order or Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge, volunteering in many different areas, and of course her Scottish heritage! Her family includes her daughters, Susan Snyder (Curtis), Barbara Whillock (Jeffrey), Ellen Gunderson (Les) and Marilyn Jones (Richard); a son, Stephen Pate (Peggy); 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a sister, Marlene Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bob.
2720 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa
319-338-1132 or 1-866-338-1132
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