|Birth: ||May 16, 1935|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 2007|
Shirley Deane Provenzano, passed away on the 23rd of June 2007 in Houston, Texas. She was born on the 16th day of May 1935 to Grady and Thelma Wilson in Houston. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Matthew Provenzano.
Raised in Houston, she graduated from Austin High School. She studied real estate at the University of Houston, earning her real estte broker license. She became an avid U of H sports fan, and an active member of the university community. She was a Life Member of the U of H Alumni Organization and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2004. Shirley also participated in the managerment of the family-owned radion station KYND.
Shirley enjoyed community service and was active in many organizations. She was a member of the Auxiliary to Texas Children's Hospital, serving as president from 1989-1990. She was also a member of the Houston Assembly of Delphians, where she was president from 2001-2002. Shirley enjoyed the charitable work of the Donne De Domani organization, serving as president from 2003-2005. She was a life member of the Texas P.T.A. Shirley received the Mayor's Award from the City of Houston for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 1990. She was active in many other service organizations, and had a special interest in children and disadvantaged youths.
Shirley was blessed with many kind and caring friends. She took great pleasure in the company of her friends, and enjoyed a simple game of bridge or Mah-Jong. She was an active and devoted member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Women's Club. She was proud of her heritage, and researched her roots, becoming a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Alexander Love Chapter.
Above all, Shirley was committed to her husband and family. She married her high school sweetheart, Matt, on the 4th of September, 1955. She was a devoted mother, and was always around, whether playing piano at the school play or chastising the Little league umpire. Her greatest pleasures involved family outings with her children and grandchildren. She had a zest for life, and took great enjoyment from the simplest of things. She especially enjoyed the annual family vacations, traveling the world with her husband, children, and grandchildren. From Disney World to the homeland of Sicily, each day was a loving adventure.
She will be greatly missed by her surviving family; her husband Matt; her son Mark, and his wife Shari; her daughter Karen Waltmon, and her husband DeWitt; her grandchildren Emily Strait, and her husband Brian, Luke, Amanda, Matthew , and Austin; her sister Pam Akins, and her husband Marty; her brothers and sisters-in-law; her many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Published in Houston Chronicle June 27, 2007
Matthew Provenzano (1934 - 2010)*
(Note: no marker)
Plot: Sect EA, Lot 160
Created by: Elaine
Record added: Jun 27, 2007
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