Shirley Gwynneth Franklyn Cribbs

Date of Birth

October 11, 1934

Date of Death

July 22, 2020

Shirley Gwynneth Franklyn Cribbs died on July 22nd after a prolonged struggle with Parkinson’s/Lewy Body dementia. Shirley was born in London England on October 11, 1934. She moved to Chicago Illinois in 1961 where she met her future husband Michael Cribbs. They were married in 1966 and enjoyed a loving relationship for over 54 years. Shirley had a great passion for classical music and served on the auxiliary board of the Lake Forest Symphony for a number of years. Shirley was also an avid tennis player and golfer. Shirley and Michael moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 1990. She was an active member on the women’s board of the Academy of the West. For 14 years Shirley co-hosted the Compeer Program and formed many long lasting friendships with the students she helped at the Academy. Shirley and Michael were avid travelers and visited over 40 countries on 6 continents . They also enjoyed golfing at the Montecito Country Club. Shirley is survived by her husband, her daughter, Andrea, and her loving son, Gavin. She also leaves behind 4 beautiful grandchildren-two by each child. Because of the sudden nature of her passing combined with the Covid 19 virus, there will be no funeral service. Donations to the Music Academy of the West would be welcome instead of cards or flowers. Shirley had a huge heart and loving warmth. She will be missed by all who knew her. God Bless


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