Shirley A. Ninham

Shirley A. Ninham, 68, of Oneida, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, surrounded by her family. We lost a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, sister and auntie. She was born on Sept. 30, 1947, a daughter of the late William and LaVenia (Summers) Metoxen.

Shirley was very spontaneous and adventurous, taking us on many different spur-of-the-moment trips to shop, driving around to look at Christmas lights, rummage saling, and countless other adventures.

She also enjoyed traveling, cherry and strawberry picking, doing laundry and ironing, and most of all the special times spent with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Craig Ninham; children, Caroline Padilla, Gail (Amber) Padilla, Simone (Miguel) DeCoteau and David DeCoteau; nephews, Bobby and Patrick; niece, Paula; 18 grandchildren, Cano, Izaiah, Gabriel, Ariel, Ashley, Amanda, Lauren, Forrest, Jesus, Jamie, Sebastian, Blair, Autumn, Rachel, Monique, Stephanie, Gabby and Alex; and six great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister, Sharon Metoxen; aunt and good friend, Lou Anne Green; a daughter in spirit, her niece, Chantell Ashmore.

She was preceded in death by three siblings, Patricia Madrid, Mike Metoxen and Barbara Metoxen; and a nephew, Polo Gutierrez.

Friends may call at Oneida United Methodist Church on Friday, July 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ann Bullis officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

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