Shirley Mae Salsbury, 85, of Bridge City, passed away May 23, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeremy Bradshaw of Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Denver, Co., Nov. 3, 1929, she was the daughter of Harley Albert Mender and Viola Mae Snider. Shirley was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a very good Christian lady who loved serving others. Her door was always open and her home was always clean. Shirley enjoyed sewing, quilting, and exercising with her swim ladies. She loved spending time with her family.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Vera Mender and Viola and Leo Kentner; son, Larry Dean Salsbury and her brothers, Ken Rapue, Jerry Snyder, and Jim Mender and sister, Carol Ann Rapue.

She is survived by her husband of almost 66 years, Carl Salsbury; children, Yvonne Gayle Salsbury Goss and husband, Blake of Woodville, Craig Neil Salsbury and wife, Joan of Ingram, Tina Ruth Salsbury Duncan and husband, Robert of Tenaha, and Misty Renea Salsbury Bausell and husband, John of Tyler; brothers, Don Mender of California, Richard Mender of Harlingen; sisters, Beverly Hollister of Fairfield, and Karon Rapue of Meadview, Az; grandchildren, Brandy and husband, Noah Archer, Brian and wife, Jeannie Goss, Bruce Goss and fiancée, Jessica, Kate Salsbury, Ashleigh and husband, Chase Hobson, Michaila Duncan, Bethany Bausell and her great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Shugart, Mike Barber, Henry Ainsworth, Terry Folsom, David Wright, Bill Nickum and John Nickum.

When Shirley was a child she spent five years in an orphanage, Carl and Shirley were strong supporters of the Texas Baptist Home for Children so the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to them at 629 Farley St. Waxahachie, TX 75165.