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Flake, Shirley M
Shirley Marie Flake, age 90 of San Diego, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was born to the late Fred Brokaw and Myra Harding Brokaw on July 15, 1927.
Shirley spent most of her adult life in Bellingham WA where she attended Western Washington State College and worked at the college for several years. She was an active member of First Christian Church of Bellingham Washington where she directed the choir, sang and loved playing the piano. In 1972 she followed her beloved husband Dale to Germany for a five-year teaching tour and loved traveling throughout Europe. After returning from Germany she and Dale lived in Spokane Washington for many years. She moved to San Diego in 2004 to be near her oldest daughter Lee where she began ballroom dancing and was the life of the dance floor until she was 85.
She is preceded in death by her husband Dale in 1997, her daughter Barbara in 2000, as well as her brother Dick Brokaw and sister Phyllis Kuhn. She is survived by two daughters Lee and Shelley, and her son Dennis. She also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many friends from Wesley Palms San Diego Retirement Community.
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