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Shirley Towers


Shirley (Cox) Love Towers, 72, passed away on November 15, 2016, after battling a very rare and aggressive cancer.

Shirley was born May 22, 1944, in Pasco, Wash., to Walter E. and Florence (Amsberry) Cox. The family moved to Thermopolis when Shirley was 5 years old.

On March 4, 1962, Shirley and Wendell Love were married. To this union 2 children were born, Opie Love and Marsha (Love) Rankin. Wendell passed away in 2001. In 2004 Shirley and Charlie Towers became friends and in 2010 they were married. Together they loved to travel, fish and be with friends. Shirley was very talented at making beautiful things and making things beautiful. She just had “the touch”.

Shirley was a beautiful spirit with a heart of Gold. Everything that Shirley touched she made beautiful. We rest assured in knowing that God has a special place in Heaven for Shirley.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Towers; son, Opie (Holly) Love; daughter, Marsha Rankin of Casper; brother, Kenneth Cox of Bertrand, Neb .; 4 granddaughters; 4 grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother; and her husband, Wendell of 39 years.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Riverside Cemetery in Thermopolis. Online condolences may be made at Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Denver.


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