Shirley Clegg Gregson Mullins, age 77, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020.
She was born on May 23, 1943 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England to Joseph and Doris Gregson. She immigrated from England in 1959 and married Patrick Dennis Mullins on June 18, 1961 in Preston, Idaho. Their marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on March 23, 1966. She became a US citizen in September 1976.
In the early years, they lived on the family ranch in Pagosa Springs, CO, then moved throughout the years with her husband’s Air Force career to Littlerock, AR, Clearfield, UT, Colorado Springs, CO, Stuttgart, Germany, Omaha, NE, and finally back to Colorado Springs, where they have remained since 1983.
Her work career started with medical transcription, hospital admission management, comptroller for the United States European Command Post (EUCOM) in Germany, concluding with Activities Director at the Kerrington Senior Living Facility in Colorado Springs. She also served within the Youth and Women’s programs of the LDS church in the roles of Children’s Primary President and Relief Society President for 5 years which were the most rewarding to her.
Shirley was blessed with musical talent and was a wonderfully accomplished pianist and organist. She loved all kinds of music from classical to rock-n-roll and taught piano lessons throughout the years to many people, young and old. She loved traveling to visit her children and their families. She was an avid tennis fan and kept up with all the international players and stats.
She loved her family, her warm circle of friends, and above all her faith in the Lord. Those who knew her will remember her kind, gracious manners and her British quick wit and humor. She will be dearly missed by all.
Shirley is survived by her husband Patrick and children Valerie Sutherlin (Ralph Sutherlin), Veronica Everett (Karl Everett), Joseph Mullins (Jennifer Mullins) and Vernon Mullins (Tamara Mullins), her 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her eldest son Seth and her great-grandson Alex.
Visitation will be 9AM with funeral at 10AM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Murray Chapel, 1705 N. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80915. Interment will follow at 11:30AM at Evergreen Cemetery.