Shirley Marie Whiting Rasmussen

Shirley Marie Whiting Rasmussen, age 88 passed away on September 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born July 31, 1932 in Pocatello, Idaho to Jay and Marcena Whiting. She was a loving wife and mother, and her children and grandchildren were the light of her life.  Born and raised in Idaho, she moved to Henderson, Nevada in 1966 with her husband and 10 children.  She was a homemaker, her husband and sons were carpenters, and a big part of building Las Vegas as we see it today.  In 1991, retirement took her to Idlyld Park, Oregon, a tiny town tucked away in the beautiful Umpqua National Forest, where alongside her husband, built their beautiful home up Rock Creek Road. The happiest times of her life were the many visits from her children and grandchildren.   After the passing of her husband, she re-located back to Las Vegas/Henderson, Nevada.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Ted King (Lorrie) of Henderson, NV, Mark King of Las Vegas, NV, Tracy King of Roseburg, OR.  Her 6 daughters, Roxanna King of Las Vegas, NV, Sheila King of Henderson, NV, Catherine Robinson (Todd) of Henderson, NV, Christine Love (Jonathan) of Louisville, KY, Wendy Reiland (James) of Pahrump, NV, Angela McArdle of Pahrump, NV, daughter in-law, Sandra King of Mount Morris, MI, 3 step daughters, Cherie Steinmetz, Carla Price, Darla Grossman, all of Great Falls, MT,  brother Boise Whiting (Delores) of Colorado., 68 Grandchildren, 77 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great-Great Grandchildren, and 2 more grandbabies on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roger Rasmussen, infant son Jay Edward King, son Claudis Leon (Lonnie) King, grandson Randy Griffin, granddaughter Kristi Michelle King, grandson Kristian Leon King, and great granddaughter Cierra Michelle Paez, 5 sisters and 5 brothers.

She was an amazing lady, she loved her family with an unconditional love like no other.  She loved to dance and sing, and many times could be found out dancing with her daughters and granddaughters. Most of all she loved spending time with all of her many grandchildren, playing games, telling stories, and laughing it up with them.  She touched the lives of so many, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Chapel service will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

(viewing 9:00 – 9:45)

LaPaloma Funeral Home

5450 Stephanie Street

Las Vegas, NV  89122

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be private, and limited to her children and 1st generation grandchildren*

 

Her final resting place will be in Roseburg, Oregon with her loving husband (date TBD)

Roseburg Memorial Gardens

1056 NW Hicks Street

Roseburg, OR 97470

9 Comments. Leave new

  • She was a great friend I loved spending time with. She was always kind and loving to everyone and was always there to do, and help. I’m so glad she was a part of my life. I will miss her, as I know her family will also, always. Love you Shirley ❤️

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  • My condolences to you and your family. May the Lord comfort you in this of sorrow.
    Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
    7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

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  • My condolences to you and your family. May the Lord comfort you in this of sorrow.

    Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
    7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. ❤️🙏

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  • ❤️Missing you grandma ❤️
    Love Hope and Josh and kids

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  • I love my sweet Auntie and will forever miss everything about her. Norma Walters.💕💕

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  • I love your mom I will come to visit my sister-in-law Lynette Bragg and my brother Dennis and I would go to the thrift stores with her she was a lot of fun… She will be missed God bless you all ✝️💜😭

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  • From the first moment we ever met Shirley, you have helped me shape my life. You’ve been through many many many a good time and many very sad times together. You are one of the most beautifulest souls I have ever met. I still think of you after all of these years. Rest in peace. But very much love Barb and Jim Morris.

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  • Cheri Steinmetz
    October 2, 2020 8:08 pm

    I am so sorry for the lose of Shirley she will be missed by so many. I will always remember her smiling/sparkling eyes that looked like she knew a secret that she MIGHT share. She certainly had a wonderful sense of humor and was always warm and welcoming to everyone she met. I have many fond memories of her and for that I am grateful. Rest in Peace Shirley, you are with Dad now. Love you.

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  • Nancy Lee Hendricks
    October 3, 2020 5:10 pm

    Dear Aunt Shirley,
    I shall miss your beautiful smile and sunny disposition.
    With love,
    Nancy Lee

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