Becki Trachsel-Hesedahl - 2013 Artists in Action President

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


As most AiA Member know by now, AiA Member and Board Member Shirley Jo Falconer passed away on Sunday January 9, 2011.

Shirley has been very active in AiA for the past several years along with her Husband David.

I am sure David would very much appreciate hearing from AiA Members.
You can send a card to David via US Mail.

David Falconer
1418 S. 7th
Independence, Oregon 97351

According to Shirley's daughter Wendy, there is no service planned at this time. The family expects to have some sort of "open house" when the weather warms, so there can be flowers in the garden. They plan to have a lot of Shirley's art to share with everyone and will be sharing stories about Shirley's life. Shirley's artist friends are more then welcome to attend. I will pass on any information regarding this event as soon as it is available.

On a personal note, I would like to say how much I always enjoyed talking to Shirley. Shirley opened my eyes to the medium of Fabric Art. I really enjoyed Shirley's quick wit. Shirley was much sharper them most of us. I will miss her as will others in the art community in and around Salem.

Please keep David and his family in your thoughts and prayers. David certainly has had his share of challenges in the past few years.

Phil Krug
2010 AiA President