Shirley Jean Grapes

May 17, 1934 – Dec. 12, 2018

TORRINGTON – Funeral services for Shirley Jean Grapes, 84, will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Wayland officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.

Shirley died Dec. 12, 2018, at Goshen Healthcare Community. Memorials may be made to the Torrington Senior Friendship Center. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. to noon and briefly following the service. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Shirley was born May 17, 1934, in Torrington, the daughter of Donald and Bonita (Byner) Frasier. She grew up and received her education in Torrington, graduating high school in 1952.

She married Wendell Grapes on Oct. 16, 1952, in Torrington and they lived on a ranch north of Torrington until 1970, when they moved into Torrington while still having the ranch.

Shirley enjoyed genealogy, adult coloring, scrap booking and handcrafts. She was a member of the Homemakers Club in Prairie Center, the Cowbells and the Methodist Church.

Shirley is survived by three sons Brad (Joy) Grapes and Bryan Grapes of Torrington, Wyoming and Steven (Cheryl) Grapes of Casper, Wyoming; a sister Marilyn Smedley of Torrington; four grandchildren Beth (Abe) Correa, Toby (Jackie) Grapes, LeAnn Grapes and Dana Grapes; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Wendell.


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