Shirley J Pratt

Shirley J Pratt

Shirley J Pratt

Boulder, CO

Shirley Pratt, beloved wife of Gordon Pratt for 62 years, passed away May 13th, 2024, after a fall. She is survived by her daughters Kristine McIntyre, Susan Derdiger, and Shelese Pratt. With 5 grandchildren: Brendan McGeever, Erin McGeever, Amanda Derdiger, Samara Derdiger, Julian Pratt, plus great grand-daughter Nora McGeever.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jerry & Dorothy Crane and brother Ron.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was always there when we needed her most, offering support, wisdom, and abundant love. A friend to many, she was a cherished member of the community in Boulder, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and strength.

She was born Littleport, Iowa in 1939. Grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After Graduating in 1958 from Jefferson High School, She received a Nursing Diploma from Mercy School of Nursing in 1960 and a BSN from Coe College in the 80s. She married Gordon Pratt in 1962. She practiced nursing in several disciplines from home health care in Linn county Iowa to Oncology and NICU in Colorado at Boulder Community Hospital. After retiring she became an active member in PEO, Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, several local book groups, Prayer groups and Boulder Newcomers groups.

Shirley’s life will be celebrated with a Mass August 15 at Sacred Heart of Mary, Boulder and then a Celebration of Life.

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