Shirley Brimer died January 4, 2023, with her loving husband Dennis by her side. Shirley succumbed to injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.\nBorn October 27, 1943, in E. Moline, IL, Shirley was the youngest of 8 children born to Doffie Edith and Joseph Pettit Ragland. She is preceded in death by six of her siblings and survived by her 92 yr. old sister Betty Hazelwood of Peoria, IL. In addition to her husband and sister, Shirley is also survived by her children Kim, Bryan and Jeffery, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.\nShirley and Dennis were introduced by her niece Janet at a 4th of July picnic in 1981. Their first date was two weeks later and from that time forward they were never apart. Dennis was taken by Shirley’s beauty, grace and fun-loving spirit. They bought their first home together in 1982 in Cameron Park, CA, marrying the next year. They moved to their current home in Camino in 1999. \nShirley worked in the medical field most of the 1980’s, switching careers and beginning her work for Capital Christian Center until the late 1990’s. \nShirley then retired to become a full-time grandmother. She spent the next 20 years as the devoted center of her family, the glue that held them together. Shirley was famous for her “grandmother mobile”, an Acura MDX she drove over 40,000 miles a year transporting her grandchildren to school, events and family gatherings. Throughout her marriage to Dennis, she unselfishly devoted her time and energy to her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. They always knew they had her unconditional love.\nThroughout her life Shirley made many friends in El Dorado County. She was loved everywhere she went and was able to establish meaningful relationships with almost everyone she came in regular contact with. \nShirley loved music and dancing. Over the years she and Dennis were regular attendees at music events throughout the foothills. Everyone who knew her well was able to feel her love and free spirit. Shirley loved hard and she loved deeply. She was a wonderful, elegant and free-spirited woman. \nShirley maintained relationships with her siblings and their children throughout her life. She traveled multiple times every year to visit sister Betty, whom she loved dearly. These were the only times she and Dennis were apart in their 40 yrs of marriage. \nShirley will be greatly missed by her entire family and network of friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 2pm at Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue, CA. A Celebration of Life reception will immediately follow the service.