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Shirley Luera

August 22, 1933 - September 24, 2013

On September 24, 2013 with her family at her side, Shirley Mae Lebus Luera passed away peacefully in her home of 55 years in Lomita. She was born August 22, 1933 in Inglewood, California to Stella Blanche (Schargitz) and Joseph Francis Lebus. Shirley grew up in the Los Angeles area, attending Alhambra High School pri…read more

On September 24, 2013 with her family at her side, Shirley Mae Lebus Luera passed away peacefully in her home of 55 years in Lomita. She was born August 22, 1933 in Inglewood, California to Stella Blanche (Schargitz) and Joseph Francis Lebus. Shirley grew up in the Los Angeles area, attending Alhambra High School prior to receiving a Bachelorís degree from University California, Santa Barbara and a Masterís degree from California State University, Long Beach. While attending UCSB, Shirley met her future husband of 44 years, Robert Edmund Luera. Shirley taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District before devoting her full attention to raising her three children and volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader. She filled her spare time with reading, travel, family visits, and her favorite hobby, quilting. In the early 1980ís, Shirley co-owned ëFabrics and Sew Forthí in San Pedro. She will be remembered for her beautiful quilts, skill in playing rummy tiles, and unique sense of humor. Shirley was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband, and brother William Francis Lebus. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her children, Gail Luera (Rachel Apgar), Darrell Luera (Karen), and Sheryl Luera (Bill Robinson); grandchildren Nikki and Alex Luera; and niece, Karen Wareham (Rob). A memorial service will held at Gambyís Mortuary 25001 Narbonne, Lomita, CA on November 9, 2013 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Shirleyís memory to Guide Dogs for the Blind or to South Bay Senior Services.

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Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A.M. Gamby Funeral Home

25001 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
 

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