Ms. Biggs, of Keizer, died Dec. 23, 2011. She was 74.
Born in Portland, Oregon on August 8, 1937, to Thomas and Shirley Scholtz. The oldest of three children, Shirley grew up in the Portland area before moving to Salem in 1950. Later, the family settled in Keizer where Shirley remained her entire life. Ms. Biggs graduated from North Salem High School in 1956 and retired from the Department of Motor Vehicles after 30 years of service.
She married Clarence P. Biggs, April 21, 1962, in Keizer; he died in 2000. The two enjoyed retirement by fishing, hunting, antique shopping, gambling at the nearby casinos, as well as gardening and enjoying friends and family. She also enjoyed reading, doing jewelry and restoring dolls.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father and youngest sibling, Jerry Scholtz and step-daughter Patricia. Survivors include: her sister, Barbara E. Neal and her husband Kenneth, seven nephews and two nieces, countless great-nephews and nieces and great-great nephews and nieces, Step-Daughter, Susan Wilson of Aberdeen, Washington and several step-grandchildren in Washington, and many friends and neighbors.
At her request, there will be no service. Shirley will be laid to rest at the Willamette National Cemetery, with her beloved husband with whom she has missed these many years.