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Shirley Mae (Porter) MacDowell

December 1, 1939 ~ June 1, 2022 (age 82)

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Our mother, Shirley MacDowell passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 1st surrounded by her two sons. Shirley was a woman who lived a life of charity, friendship, and laughter.
As a 51 year resident of Palm Springs and one who worked at Ruby’s Dunes, Paul DiAmico’s and managed John Henry’s our mother developed and cultivated countless friendships over the years. She was a member of Los Compadres, and the Lion’s Club.
Community and giving were the cornerstones of her existence. She lived, loved, and laughed fiercely.
She loved her sons and grandchildren unconditionally. She lived life on her own terms and influenced those around her with her positive attitude and mischievousness.
We are honored to be her children and grandchildren and will miss her immensely but are at peace with the values, positivity, and wry sense of humor that she has instilled in us.
Shirley is survived by her children Gene and Paul Parente, and her grandchildren: Paloma, Aiden, Rocco, Maddy, and Ava.
A celebration of her life will be held on June 11th at Los Compadres in Palm Springs, Ca.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Lion’s Club.
Palm Springs Lions Club
PO Box 654
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Please note in the memo Shirley MacDowell. The donations will be used to adopt a puppy from Guide Dogs of the Desert and name it in honor of Shirley.

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Celebration of Life
June 11, 2022

5:00 PM
Los Compadres Stables
1849 S El Cielo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264


Palm Springs Lions Club
PO Box 654, Palm Springs CA 92263
Tel: 1-760-904-0635

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