Mertzon — Shirley Aileen (Jackson) Haynes, 81, of Mertzon, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great, great grandmother was born in Vining, Kansas on July 8, 1931, and was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

She was one of five children born to Lester and Fay Jackson of Clifton, Kansas. She spent her childhood on her parent’s farm where she developed her love for all animals. She raised crows, ducks, racoons, rabbits, chickens, ducks, skunks, dogs and finally, her precious cats.

Shirley married Bud on May 23, 1949, and they shared 61 years of marriage. Together they had four children; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.

In 1957 Bud relocated the family to Eldorado. There she started her beautician’s career. She specialized in making elderly folks feel beautiful. She carried on this tradition in Andrews, Big Lake and Mertzon (Playhouse Beauty Shop). She was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Mertzon. The love of her church family helped to sustain her through the many trials she has had in her life in these past few years.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Rollin (Bud) and son, David. She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Linda Haynes (Fort Stockton), Mike and Stacy Haynes (Eldorado), and one daughter and son-in-law, Alona and Gene Shoffner (San Angelo).

A celebration of her life was held Tuesday, July 17, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), US 67 at Juanita, Mertzon, Texas. Burial  followed in the Mertzon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army, 215 Gillis, San Angelo, TX, 76903; or the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 791, Mertzon, TX 76941.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Kerbow Funeral Home, Eldorado, Texas.