Shirley Ross Baggs B.D., 1944
January 06, 2009
Shirley Ross Baggs of Ocean Park, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt passed away Jan. 6, 2009, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
Shirley was born May 13, 1919, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Stewart B. and Minnie Carr Ross. Shirley graduated from Marblehead High School in Marblehead, Mass. and Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. She also attended Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Newton Centre, Mass.
On June 25, 1942, Shirley was married to the Rev. Robert E. Baggs, who predeceased Shirley on Feb. 7, 2000. Shirley was a kind, loving and generous person to all who knew her. Her life revolved around her family and her church. She will be sadly missed by all.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband; a brother Robert Ross of Marblehead, Mass., her sister Marion Nickerson of Marblehead, Mass.; and her great-grandson Jacob Miles Raben in 2007. She is survived by her sons Robert E. and his wife Cheryl Baggs of Oxford, Mass., Douglas K. and his wife Barbara Baggs of Shapleigh, her daughter Ruth Elizabeth and her husband Albert Terrones of Merriam, Kan.; and her brother Donald Ross of Marblehead, Mass. She is also survived by a granddaughter Pamela Ruth Raben and her husband Chris of Rogers, Ark., and their son Logan Cy; a grandson Miles D. Mooney and his wife Julie of Glendale, Mo., and their children Jackson Ryan, Mason Robert and Piper Elisabeth.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their wonderful care and kindness to Shirley and the family. Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to: The Robert E. and Shirley R. Baggs Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7458, Ocean Park, Maine 04063
(Reprinted from the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram)