SHIRLEY JEAN WITERLING WELLS Shirley Jean Witerling Wells died peacefully October 9, 2016 at the age of 88. Shirley was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 13, 1928 to John and Emma Winterling. On a trip to Fort Pierce, FL to visit relatives she met her future husband, local football hero and Green Bay Packer Donald Ray Wells. They married and raised their family of three children, Donna, Cheryl and Dale in Fort Pierce. Shirley worked for the First Presbyterian Church kindergarten, the St. Lucie County School District and Florida Legislature as an aide to Rep. Dale Cassens. Shirley eventually moved to Tallahassee, FL. and worked for the Florida Senate Education Committee, where she retired. After retirement, Shirley moved to Santa Fe, where her son Dale lived and spent over 20 years there. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Cheryl Wells. She is survived by her brother John (Janet) Winterling of Yorba Linda, CA, daughter Donna Wells (Bob Henderson) of Tallahassee, FL., son Dale Wells (Robert Bachicha) of Santa Fe, grandson Mike Wells and great granddaughters Bailey and Savannah Wells of Lake Stevens, WA. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at a later date.
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