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Shirley Jean Schultheis

July 10, 1928 - May 16, 2024

Shirley Jean (Grieser) Schultheis, 95, died peacefully at Bishop Place Senior Living in Pullman, on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Born July 10, 1928 in Genesee, Idaho, to Martin and Julalia (Esser) Grieser, she was the second of five children. She came from humble beginnings on the farm, helping alongside her family to bring in the harvest and make ends meet. In 1948, Shirley and her sister, Joyce, were in the inaugural class of women students at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where she received a degree in Social Work. She went on to do graduate studies in Social Work at the University of Ot...


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