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Shirley Ann (Brewer) Backward of Norman was born on May 27, 1935 to Edna Mae (Brewer) Gann in eastern Oklahoma. She passed on June 4, 2018 at the age of 83.

Shirley worked at Dillards in Sooner Mall in mens fragrances for many years, before retiring in 1995 to care for her new grandson, Tanner. She doted on Tanner, and one of their favorite activities was cooking and baking together. They were always baking cookies and cakes for their family. Shirley was very artistic, making beautiful flower arrangements and taking up a variety of art projects. She loved to play Bingo and board games and to watch The Price Is Right (back in the good old days when it was hosted by Bob Barker) with her grandson. She was an avid reader and a local sports fan. If there was an OU football game or a Thunder basketball game on, you could be sure she was watching it, cheering from her living room.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Calloway and husband Jim of Norman, and their son Tanner. She also leaves behind her cousin, Sharon Graham of Lexington, South Carolina, who was more like a sister to her.

Shirleys family has entrusted her care to Tribute Memorial Care in Norman (405.292.4787). There will be an informal celebration of her life at her daughters home on Friday afternoon.

Please share condolences and memories of Shirley at www.tribute.care.
Published on June 6, 2018
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