Shirley Ann Picknell

Shirley Ann Picknell passed away on April 7, 2023.

Shirley Ann Picknell, 69, of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away April 7, 2023. Shirley was born July 6, 1953 to parents Roy C. and Agnes M. (Sanders) Picknell. She grew up and graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1972, and later received her associate degree at Lane Community College. Shirley worked and traveled with the company Stretch and Sew and worked for Pinkerton Security as a security guard on the night shift at the Goshen Sawmill. She found a barn owl and was happy to nurture it to health. Later Shirley worked for the cannery where she retired. She loved to play bingo at the VFW, and she enjoyed organized meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Al-Anon.  She volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and the VFW peeling potatoes. Shirley loved elephants and watching movies with her friend Kathy Swatosh. She was a lifelong member of the VFW Post 3473 at 3160 Hillside Dr., Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424. Shirley is survived by her sister Dottie Friezelle of Cottage Grove, OR; sister in-law Clara Smith of Sutherlin, OR; niece Amy Short of Cottage Grove, OR; great nieces and nephews Wesley Humphries, Jeremy Kelly, David Farrell, Barbie and Cheryl, and great-great nephew Parker Humphries and good friends Saunders Scott, and Patty Hunt. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jake and Larry, and sister Helen. A celebration of life will be held at VFW post 3473 at 1:00 PM on April 29th, 2023. There will be a potluck reception following at the VFW. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.