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May 14, 1937 ~ Dec. 31, 2020
Shirley Renae (Ottosen) Fliegel was born on May 14, 1937, to Byron C. and Vera M. Ottosen. Her early years were spent on the ranch just west of Meeker. She rode the bus to the Powell Park School in Powell Park and later attended school in Meeker. Her high school years were spent in Mesa, Arizona, where she was a member of the honor society. Graduating in 1955. After high school Shirley attended BYU for four years, graduating in 1959. She taught intermediate school in Meeker for one year.
In 1961 she left on a LDS mission to Guatemala for two years. After her mission she moved to the Phoenix area where she met and married the love of her life, Everett Fliegel. She worked and retired from Motorola. After retiring she moved to Meeker to be with her mother. After her mother’s death she moved to Vernal, Utah, to be closer to the Temple. When her health started to deteriorate she sold her home and moved into a Beehive Home where she could have some help.
Shirley was an accomplished musician and played for her church and in the Temple. She loved doing her plastic canvas and sharing with all that she knew. She will be greatly missed.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband Everett Fliegel and her parents Byron and Vera Ottosen along with her two brothers, Duane Ottosen and Lyle Clinton Ottosen. She is survived by her sister JoAnn Findlay (Fred Findlay) and Glenna Ottosen along with several nieces and nephews.