Shirley Ann Moynihan, 83, of Huntington Beach, California was a native Californian. She has lived in Anaheim, Buena Park, and Los Angeles. Shirley died of complications from a stroke on February 29, 2020, at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. Shirley was born on May 13, 1936, in Los Angeles, California, the eldest daughter of four siblings. She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Evelyn Smith and is now survived by her younger brothers Donald, Dennis, and David Smith.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 65 years, John William Moynihan. Shirley is also survived by her four children, Steven Moynihan, Kevin Moynihan, Darin Moynihan, and Tracy Green and their spouses, as well as her seven grandchildren, Candice Lehman, Jonathan Moynihan, Ashleigh Martens, Haleigh Van Betuw, Shane Green, Ian Green, and Dylan Moynihan; as well as great-grandchildren Julian Thornberg and Braelynn Van Betuw.
Shirley was a wonderful homemaker, whose focus was providing a happy, gracious, and loving home for her husband and their four children. She was an accomplished craftswoman whose talents included sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, jewelry making, woodworking, home decor, baking, and cooking. She was also a retiree from the City of Anaheim, where she worked as a Code Enforcement Officer.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family; she regularly hosted extensive holiday celebrations, and spent Summers camping at the beach. She was a long-time member of the Assistance League of Anaheim. She also supported other philanthropic endeavors throughout her life, including making homemade goods for deployed military personnel and premature infants.
A memorial service to celebrate Shirley’s life is scheduled for March 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Dilday Chapel, 17911 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, California 92647.
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