Shirley Allene Stelzer, a longtime resident of Kettle Falls, passed away on June 28, 2012 in Colville at the age of 83. Shirley was born in Deer Park, the daughter of Luther Briggs and Hattie Goldie (Post) Merrill. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Crouch, Kettle Falls; son, Jason Stelzer, Kettle Falls; and by grandchildren Robert Reed, Spokane; Hatti Balcom, Kettle Falls; Angie Crouch, Kettle Falls; Misty Nichols Norman, Valley; Jason Stevens, Spokane; Clover Garman, Spokane; Lukus Nichols, California, along with several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children, Robert H. Nichols Jr., Holt H. Nichols, Jaci Nichols Garman, and by a great granddaughter Alya Rebecca Reed. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory was entrusted with the arrangements.