Shirley Ann Talcott, age 93, passed away Sunday December 26. She died of natural causes. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Talcott of 58 years. She was born in Fremont, Nebraska to Fred and Ester Svoboda and was the oldest of three daughters. She lived in Cozad, Nebraska until she came to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado where she met her husband Ray. She dearly loved living beneath the flatirons for most of her life. If there is such a thing as a professional homemaker, Shirley would be the perfect recipient of that title. She was so capable of doing anything and everything that makes a home comfortabe, functional, safe and loving. She was a creative and outstanding cook with a strong emphasis on healthy eating. She was a master seamstress, outstanding hostess for many memorable parties and family gatherings. Shirley was the perfect neighbor that anyone could count on and she remained lifetime friends with many of them. Shirley was an outstanding artist, creating beautiful oil and water color paintings. She made cards from her work that became everyone’s favorite gift and her paintings adorn many family members homes. Shirley had a strong connection to nature and loved gardening. She taught us the value of caring for and respecting all animals. Shirley had a special place in her heart for kids. Kids were naturally drawn to her and she had a huge impact on each one of them. Shirley leaves behind her four children, Cindy Miller (Dave), Susan Irwin (Phil), Dan Talcott (Jeri) and Dave Talcott. She will be dearly missed by her 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews who alway called her their favorite aunt. Shirley will rest next to Ray in the Boulder Elks plot at Green Mountain Cemetery. A memorial is planned for Shirley April 24 at The Cottages at Forest Park, Lafayette CO
Published by The Daily Camera on Jan. 9, 2022.