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Shirley Hall Pope, 78, passed away Aug. 4, 2013, in San Antonio. She was born July 3, 1935, in Annona, Texas, to Sidney Owie and Edith Embree Hall.

The youngest of 13 children, Shirley was a basketball star at Annona High School. As soon as she graduated, Shirley left for Dallas but always stayed close to her family. In Dallas, she worked for the phone company and Sun Oil. She met and married Robert “Bob” Pope and, due to his job responsibilities, traveled the Midwest.

Shirley had a great eye for décor and was able to make each house into a home, where she liked to play her piano, paint or just read a good, juicy biography. She sold antiques and real estate and painted, all while shuttling the children between sports, music and newspaper routes. She was devoted to her family, which included several generations.

Shirley and her husband retired in San Antonio. Her stories and those about her will be told for many years to come.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters, three brothers, and her husband, Bob.

She is survived by her children, Tina and Ken, Kelly and Richard, Leanne and David; four granddaughters, Lauren, Katlyn, Hannah and Madison; sisters, Dorothy Nash and Evelyn McCulloch and husband Gaines; brother, John Hall; and an unlimited number of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A memorial service is 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East in San Antonio, (210) 495-8221.

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