Shirley Whipple is Pioneer Queen

Shirley Whipple is Pioneer Queen

Family wanted to raise their children in a rural community
Pioneer Queen of Mancos Days Shirley Whipple enjoys reflecting on her childhood when she and her husband, Howard, both worked at Red Wing Potteries. She was in charge of hand-painting decorative roses and magnolias before the pottery was glazed. Her collection of Red Wing pottery is displayed inside a glass-door cabinet in her living room.
Shirley and Howard Whipple were married in 1950.
The Whipple clan today

The Whipple's oldest son, Norman, was killed by a drunken driver in 1975.
Howard Jr. married Jerilyn Muellar and raised three sons.
Dennis owns a recording business in Los Angeles.
Sharlott married Tom Thomas and raised four children.
Cathy married Stan Yost, had two children, moved back to Mancos, married James Helmer and had another child.
Darla and her husband, Dave Frain, live in Wichita, Kan.
Julie and husband Holland Shepherd have one son.
Rosemary and her husband Lesley Spraker have two sons.
Connie married Rob Seader and raised three daughters.
Mischelle married Clarence Strohn and has three children.

Shirley Whipple is Pioneer Queen

Pioneer Queen of Mancos Days Shirley Whipple enjoys reflecting on her childhood when she and her husband, Howard, both worked at Red Wing Potteries. She was in charge of hand-painting decorative roses and magnolias before the pottery was glazed. Her collection of Red Wing pottery is displayed inside a glass-door cabinet in her living room.
Shirley and Howard Whipple were married in 1950.
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