Shirley Ruth McCann


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Shirley McCann

Shirley Ruth McCann (née Lidstrom), born March 25, 1935, in Yakima, Washington peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on June 1, 2022 in Kirkland, WA. She was 87 years old. Shirley lived in Yakima and Tacoma Washington during her childhood. After graduating from Stadium High School in Tacoma, she attended the University of Washington, then left to become a stewardess with United Airlines. She loved flying all over the world and even took her father on a trip back to his home country in Sweden. Shirley advanced to become a stewardess instructor at United Airlines headquarters in Chicago. She then became engaged to be married and moved to Seattle. In 1963 she married the love of her life, Bruce McCann. She was married to Bruce for 58 years.

After starting her family in Seattle, she eventually settled in Hunts Point, Washington. While attending to her family and devoting herself to services for the Lord, Shirley also served her community by participating in Clipped Wings, an organization for former flight attendants, as well as Overlake Service League (currently known as Bellevue LifeSpring). She also served as a Deacon and as an usher at Bellevue Presbyterian Church. Additionally, Shirley was a member of the Hunts Point Town Council. Her God given gift of hospitality and care shined in every interaction with those she met. Shirley loved family, nature, music, tennis, knitting, sewing, traveling, boating, fishing, watching college football, and entertaining.

Shirley is survived by her husband Bruce McCann, daughters Monique Maio (Len), Christa Rossi (Todd), Deborah Crompton (Noble), Cynthia McCann (Chris Blattner), her brother Ray Lidstrom, grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and countless friends. She was an amazing gracious woman and will be greatly missed.

Shirley’s memorial service is August 12th at 1:00 pm at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, WA. The family has requested memorial gifts in honor of Shirley be made to .

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