Shirley A Monsen Humphries
Shirley A Monsen Humphries was born to Wilford Russell Monsen and Afton Anderson Monsen on Aug. 4, 1930, at her grandparent’s farm in Wapello, Idaho. She returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday atSt. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho, due to complications from a fall and an infection. She attended elementary school in Smithfield, Utah, and high school at North Cache. She graduated in 1948. She attended Utah State Agricultural College (USU), where she met her husband, Charles Robert Humphries. She graduated in 1952 and married “Bob” in 1954. They were married in Elko, Nev., and the marriage was later solemnized in Idaho Falls LDS Temple. This marriage continued for 58 years, and they were looking forward to their 60th anniversary. She taught school in Hansen, Idaho, from 1954 to 1956.
Shirley was an avid reader and could often be found grading accounting papers, watching TV and reading all at the same time. She taught eighth grade Idaho History, shorthand, typing, secretarial skills, business, accounting and journalism at Buhl Junior High and High School from 1968 until her retirement in 1994.
She was involved in Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, having served for a time as camp president. She was a member of AAUW in Twin Falls and served as an LDS missionary, both in the LDS Employment Center and in the Genealogy Library. Shirley was active in the LDS Church and spent many years in Primary. She also worked at the Twin Falls Senior Center as secretary for several years.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Charles Robert Humphries; and her four children. Michael (Jana) Humphries of Twin Falls, Sheryl Humphries of Twin Falls, Larry (Cheri) Humphries of Albuquerque, N.M., and Kathryn (Curtis) Holmes of Desoto, Kan. She has seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two grandsons are currently serving missions for the LDS Church, Nathan in Olongapo, Philippines, and Austin in Oaxaca, Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother who died as an infant.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Filer Stake Center, 841 Midway St. in Filer, Idaho, with Bishop Gary Rainsdon officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the family plot at the Hyrum Cemetery in Hyrum, Utah, at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arvin and Larry Hansen at SereniCare Funeral Home in Draper, Utah.