Shirley Goats, 81, was born in Richmond, England in 1933. She was a resident of Orange, from 1953 until her death on April 7, 2015.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Alvie Gene Goats and son, Ricky Goats.

She is survived by her sister, Ann Shuardson and husband, Larry Shuardson; brother, Bill Rankin and wife, Brenda Rankin; daughter, Sondra Mora and husband, Larry Mora; son, Ross Goats and wife, Erica Goats; daughter, Shana Maceda and husband, Moises Maceda; grandchildren, Mandi Coughran and husband, Chris Coughran, Ashley Turner and husband, Justin Turner, Megan Goats, Monica Goats, Shanita Maceda and fiancée, Clark Pearson, Keegan Maceda, Erica Goats; great grandchildren, Taylor Coughran, Kailey Coughran, John Turner and expecting Caroline Grace Turner.

Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, always putting others first. “Nana”, as she was affectionately known by everyone, had a knack for transforming die ordinary into the extraordinary. She created wonderful scavenger hunts, costumes, and hosted extravagant holidays, tea times, and birthday parties. Her caring heart will always be remembered. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, April 24, at 5:00 pm. Memorial Service will follow at 6:00 pm.

If Mends or acquaintances desire, in lieu of flowers, die family has requested that a small donation may be made to the American Diabetes Association in honor of Shirley Goats. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. Online donations can be made at