Shirley Salter Varian, 77, grew up here, RHS 1952

Shirley Salter Varian, 77, of Grass Valley, CA passed away peacefully on February 14th, 2013.

Shirley was born in New York, New York, on February 28th, 1935. Raised in Ridgefield, CT she was a 1952 graduate of Ridgefield High School.

“She was a beautiful woman who welcomed and loved everyone in her life.”

Shirley is survived her husband James T. Wilson; daughters: Sandra Minor, of St. Louis, MO., Victoria Varian (Jodi Shedletsky), of Denver, CO., Alexandria Barnard (Robert), of Cary, NC.; her sister Norma Couillard (Robert), of Denver, NC.; her granddaughter Danielle Cousin, of Adelaide, Australia; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her father Thomas B. Salter, her mother Ina Walker Salter, her husband Richard A. Varian, and her brother Thomas N. Salter.

To celebrate her life we ask that on her birthday, February 28th, all those who knew and loved her write a memory of her and attach it to a purple balloon and release it.