Shirley Wohlforth-Kinman

Shirley Kinman1Shirley Wohlforth-Kinman passed away on February 23, 2014 in Buena Park, CA at the age of 69. She was born on May 3, 1944 in Ely, Nevada to Robert & Gladys Wohlforth. She moved away from Ely shortly after graduating high school. She fell in love and married Gary Kinman on May 15, 1965. They had 2 wonderful kids named Susan & Scott. Shirley loved to shop, buy collectables and had a variety of items. When she became a grandmother, it brought her to a whole new level of life and she was one of the best Grandmothers that you could have.

She is survived by her children Susan Janacek of NV, Scott Kinman of Buena Park, CA, her mother Gladys Wohlforth of Utah, her sister Joan Larsen of Arizona, her brother Robert Wohlforth of Utah, her grandchildren Savannah & Presley and many nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her husband Gary Kinman and father Robert Wohlforth.

No services are being held as this was her wishes. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all.


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  1. Shirley was such a generous and thoughtful sister. I’m going to miss our phone calls and just hearing her voice. It’s hard to believe she’s gone.

  2. Janet Cook says:

    I am truly saddened by the death of Shirley. Although I have not seen her since we graduated from high school, I remember her as one of the really nice girls in our class. So I have no doubt that she was loved by many. I just want her family to know that she was well liked even back then. I am truly sorry for their loss.

    • Scott Linman says:

      Thank you very much for the kind words

    • Pat Howe, class of 61 says:

      Shirley and I had long conversations by phone in recent years. I last spoke with her in late January. I already am missing those conversations! I am hoping LeNola Fipps will see this post and get in touch with me. The three of us did a lot together during my senior year; Shirley’s junior year. She was a great lady and loved her children and grandchildren very much and her pets were very special to her. Shirley even cried when I told her we lost our little dog Abby. Peace & Love,

      Patty Howe Raske

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