Shirley Ann McCall, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 21 in Oakdale.
She was born in Fairfax, Okla. to Nadeen Melton who moved her family out to Tulare when she was only six weeks old. When she was age seven, her mother married C. Earl Estepp and they relocated to Keyes where young Shirley attended school.
She would later move to Oakdale in the late ‘50s where she raised her two daughters, Karen and Patsy, along with her foster daughter Wendy Poncabare. She was a familiar face to many of Oakdale’s patrons throughout the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s where she could be found topping off their coffees at the Old Bowl Café and the Busy Bee. It was at the Old Bowl Café where she met the love of her life, Charles ‘Chuck’ E. McCall. They were married on June 9, 1968.
Mrs. McCall’s greatest loves in life were her family and friends. She would spoil anyone who came into her home. Her house was always alive with the laughter of children – exactly how she preferred it.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen Hamby (Mike Poole), Patsy N. (Frank) Gonzalez; son, Dan (Jennifer) Pinkelman; four grandchildren, all of Oakdale; three great-grandchildren; and many other children she cared for and raised throughout the years.
A viewing will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at on Wednesday, Oct. 24 Oakdale Memorial Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, also at the chapel.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Oct. 24, 2012