Shirley Jean Bauder, 68, the most generous and loving mother, grandmother and wife her family could have ever wanted, was called to heaven unexpectedly on Nov. 4th, 2019, in her home in Mountain City, Texas. Shirley was the only child of Selma Jean Nelle and Wesley Herman Seale. She was born in Austin, Texas on May 19th, 1951. She graduated from Reagan High School in 1969. After high school she attended Brackenridge School of Nursing. She met William Clifford Bauder late in 1969 whom courted and married her on November 27, 1970. Together they faced life’s challenges and raised their beautiful daughters in Austin before moving to Mountain City, Texas in 1980.
Shirley loved watching her daughters play basketball and softball when they were growing up and rarely did she ever miss a game. Even when the girls both played basketball in college she made every game she possibly could. She was very involved in their 4H Club activities. Shirley loved to care for people and worked as a nurse for many years before making the decision to hang up her nursing hat and babysit her oldest grandchildren. Once she became MawMaw, it was the greatest job she ever had. She loved her grandchildren so much and bragged about them to anyone who would listen.
Shirley had a heart of gold and her generosity knew no bounds. She took care of her Dad for many years, being an only child; she was definitely a Daddy’s Girl. She was always willing to help someone in need. She loved flowers, especially pink ones, shopping, QVC, her bling, her purses and her yorkie Lucy, whom she would dress up for holidays and treat as a child. Shirley was an incredible cook and when asked to provide a dish for a function, she would bring three.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Wesley and Selma Seale.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Cliff Bauder, her daughters; Kim and Mike McCallum, Allison Goodson, her grandchildren Chelsea and Cayla Goodson and her grand twins Blake and Morgan McCallum, yorkie Lucy as well and numerous family and friends.
Join us in celebration of Shirley’s remarkable life during a time of visitation on Monday, November 11th, 2019 at Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, Texas from 5 to 8 pm. Please return for funeral service on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 10:00 am, also at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. Interment will follow at Kyle Cemetery.
Please visit www.Harrellfuneralhomes.com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Shirley’s’ family on her On-line memorial site.
Shirley, Mom, MawMaw we will always carry your memory in our hearts. We love you!
Funeral Assistance by Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, Texas 78640