BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone in addition to a philanthropist, has died. She was 84.
She passed away on Friday surrounded by her four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury, who sang to her, Milt Suchin, Pat Boone’s manager, stated in a press release.
Shirley and Pat Boone had been married for sixty five years. During that time, Shirley Boone helped to determine Mercy Corps, which has turn into a world charitable organization dedicated to addressing economic, environmental, social and political problems. She also revealed writings, hosted TV exhibits and recorded music.
Shirley Boone is the daughter of country singer Pink Foley, a well known nation singer of the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties who turned a star together with his recording of “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy.”
Shirley and Pat Boone had been high school sweethearts, they usually married when he was 19 and rising to stardom.
In a press release to family and friends, Pat Boone wrote: “Fast bulletin, change of tackle:
Pricey Shirley BOONE doesn’t dwell in Beverly Hills now_she’s simply been warmly welcomed into an exquisite new mansion in Heaven, prepared particularly for her and her husband by Jesus Himself, who stated “that where I’m, you could be additionally”.
Rejoice for her, she’s begun her everlasting life.
She loves you too, as I do.”