Shirley Kim Temple was born on May 7, 1958 to her parents Nora Marie and Eddie Eugene Temple Sr in Denver, Colorado. She was the first of five children born to this union and was raised with her siblings, Eddie, Marie, Nora and Josephine. As a child, she enjoyed dancing, skating, and swimming. Being the eldest child, she also assisted her parents with taking care of her siblings. Shirley was educated through Adams County School District. She attended and later graduated from Thornton High School in 1976.
Shirley was blessed to work in many industries during her career which helped her become well rounded. She worked as a Personal Bank Teller, Deli Chef for the Grateful Sandwiches Company, First-Aid Production Manager for Respond First-Aid Systems, and a Merchandiser for the Coca-Cola Company. Each place she worked she did so with a spirit of excellence.
Shirley met a young man named Albert Ray Perkins, the couple were joined in holy matrimony on April 28, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this union, Ivory, JR, April, Kimberly and Robert were born.
To know Shirley was to love her. She was selfless, very loving, sweet, intelligent, strong and courageous. She lived a life to be admired and always had the best of intentions.
Shirley prioritized her time with her family. She enjoyed hanging out with her grandchildren, JuQwon, JyVon, Londen, Jaiden, Shamir, Bryant, Amber, Cayden, T’Asia, NyAire, Faith, BellaNecole, Tae’jour, Rohan, Tatiana, Sir Roman, Enoch, Nehiemiah, Legend and Acriel and her friends. Shirley and her friends were notoriously known for putting puzzles together. She also enjoyed getting fresh air, she liked motorcycle riding and had an appreciation for nature. A Bronco fan at heart, she was always there to rout them on, win or lose. Shirley also had an eye for collectors’ items. She enjoyed purchasing items of value and gifting them to others. She will truly be missed.
Shirley passed away on September 15, 2022. Those left to cherish her memory include, her grandfather, her sisters, her brothers, seven children, 20 grandchildren, and several friends
From Her Sister Nora Linda Temple
A beautiful Queen, a King by her side, a legacy of Kings & Queens adorned with Ivory and Jewels that shine bright like a diamond wrapped up in excellence, nothing else would do. An aura of strength was her presence, don’t underestimate her quite, unique demeanor. She loved to care. She shrived for better everyday and use to say “ Don’t pull my energy”. God knows she was virtuous, humble, and a patient soul with a heart of gold. No regrets, no remorse, don’t shed that tear! Your Queen is gone to be beside our King to protect, embrace, and comfort her.. They lay in rest as a testimony to not give up, but only gives your battles to the Lord. So rejoice and give praise, because their Union is one again! They get the victory, God has the glory! Just pray that their salvation is in Jesus.