November 17, 1926 ~ August 28, 2020

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Fremont, California

Shirley Alice Beaudreau (nee Erickson) entered peacefully into rest in the comfort of her own home on August 28, 2020, in Fremont, Ca. Born November 17, 1926, in Chicago, IL, she was 93 years old and a Fremont resident since 1962.

Shirley was a kind, loving and supporting person to those around her which also include people she didn’t know.  She volunteered at Washington Hospital for 35+ years providing support to patients, their family and staff. Shirley never left a room without making friends.

Upon Robert’s graduation and birth of their 1st child, Mark, they moved to California for Robert’s new employment opportunity.  They settled at first in Richmond, then to the Fremont Mission Neighborhood.  She welcomed Gregory and a new years later, Patricia into the world.  Her children were number one in her life, providing a stable and loving home.

Balance with flexibility, empathy and understanding were three key virtues Shirley lived by.  She was always available with open arms to those around her.

Shirley was the beloved wife to the late Robert Beaudreau. Loving mother to Mark Beaudreau of Nevada City, CA, and the late Gregory Beaudreau and Patricia Goold. She was also a grandmother to her dearest grandchildren, Jo Marie and Ty Beaudreau. Shirley will be deeply missed.

A private service will be held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels with interment to follow at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

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  1. My sincere condolences on the passing of Shirley. We volunteered together at Washington Hospital, though I came much later than she. Regardless, she encouraged my getting involved in leadership and always had a ready smile. I have some photos of her in her uniform if you’d like. Just email me and I’ll be happy to send them to you!

  2. CandleOn behalf of Washington Hospital Volunteer Services, we are sadden by the loss of our beloved Shirley Beaudreau. Her volunteer heart was felt all over the hospital. Our patients appreciated the time and smiles she shared with them for more than 35 years. May Shirley rest in paradise and be surrounded by angels.
    Sending our warmest regards and sympathies to the families during this time of reflection.
    Thank you always Shirley for your Volunteer heart.


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