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Shirley Mae Packer

February 21, 1927 — September 7, 2017

Shirley Mae Packer

Shirley Mae Adams Packer, 90, passed away on September 7, 2017 in Billings, Montana. Shirley was born on February 21, 1927 to James Izatt and Ruby Batt Adams. She lived in Weston and the Linrose area in Idaho during the time she was growing up and attending school. This is where she met her husband Nathan T. Packer. She and Nathan were married in the Logan temple on May 29, 1945. Shirley brought five children into the world all the time working to support her husband while he went school. After school was finished, they moved to Blythe, California.


She and Nathan later bought a small ranch in Sheridan, Montana. She enjoyed good times on the ranch where she worked hard tending her young children while helping load hay and raising bum lambs. The ranch was sold, and the family moved to Boulder Montana where she worked as a nurse’s aide and administrative secretary at the hospital where she cared for children in a severely mentally disabled ward. She was recognized for her compassion towards the patients and her service as a caregiver. Shirley finished her career in Billings, Montana, where she worked in the Billings School District and directed the workers in the custodial and maintenance departments. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she served in many position throughout her life. She loved working in her flower garden and enjoyed crocheting and giving her afghans to her family. Her greatest love and joy in life was her family. She will be missed by all.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan T. and leaves behind her loving children, Nathan K. (Debbie), Eddy (Charleen), Mark (Edith), Neil (Kathy) and Sheryl Cox (Mike), 17 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will he held on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Webb Funeral Home in Preston. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 11:00-11:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Riverdale Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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