Shirley Dolores Buyer

November 9, 1941 ~ February 24, 2021 (age 79)

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Shirley Delores Buyer went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ February 24, 2021.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Morley, her parents and her siblings.

She leaves to mourn her children, Candace and Randy Stripling, Cameron and Tracy Buyer, her grandchildren, Tanner and Chilla Stripling, Jenna and Pablo Herrera, Eric and Kaylee Buyer, Tyson and Ashley Buyer and her great grandchildren,  Gabriel and Ryan Stripling, Brynlee and Jayla Buyer, her close sister-in-law and companion, Nova Ohlhauser, and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Shirley will also be missed by an abundance of friends and acquaintances.


Shirley was born November 9, 1941 in Carbon, Alberta and Carbon was her town for her entire life.

She married Morley in 1960 and their marriage was blessed with their two children.  She and Morley operated their farm and had various businesses together, the last being the Good “N” Plenty Restaurant and Catering.  Shirley was a very talented pianist and shared her talent as not only as a music teacher to many but also as the church and community pianist and organist most of her life.  In 1978 Shirley joined the staff at Carbon School as office secretary but all know she fulfilled many roles in the school until her retirement in 2006. Shirley loved her town and church and felt called to serve within both.  She served on Carbon town council as a councillor and mayor from 1995 to 2013 and as a School Board Trustee. Shirley also served in numerous roles in her church right until her death.  Many will remember her music, reciting Bible verses to her or being hosted in her home for a youth or ladies’ event.  One of the greatest highlights in her life was becoming GG to her great grandchildren and was blessed to enjoy her time with each of them.  During her last 5 years, Shirley resided at the Parkview Lodge in Carbon and formed some very special friendships.  Her door was always open door for coffee, fresh baking and friendship.

She was definitely referred to as an “angel” by many and was always there for anyone who needed her.  Her life had a positive impact on all those who knew her and she will be missed by everyone. Her last wish was that the legacy she laid down for us to continue on.

IN lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Carbon Community Church.


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