Tuesday, July 28, 2020

RIP Shirley Coates

Orange County Register
July 28, 2020

July 28, 1927 - July 26, 2020 Shirley was born in Toronto, Canada to Justus and Vera Coates and moved to Los Angeles when she was a toddler. As a child actress, Shirley was featured as Muggsy in Our Gang and The Little Rascals. She was also in Shirley Temple movies, The Grapes of Wrath, and many others. She attended John Marshall High School in LA. In 1946, she married Don Hartshorn and they raised 5 children in Inglewood, CA. With and for her family, she loved to garden, bake, sew, and go to the beach. Shirley volunteered throughout her adult life with PTA, Right to Life, church service, and St. Joseph Hospital of Orange Spiritual Care. She was preceded in death by Chuck, her youngest son, and Don her husband. She leaves behind her 4 children: Cheryl, Kathy, Teresa, and Jack; her brother Bill and wife Nancy; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. There can be no funeral due to COVID. We invite you to pray for her, especially on her birthday, July 28th, when all of us in her family will be planting a tree in our yards in her honor. eternitycremation.net

COATES, Shirley
Born: 7/28/1927, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 7/26/2020, Santa Ana, California, U.S.A.

Shirley Coates’ western – actress:
Wells Fargo – 1937 (Alice at 10 years old)

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