Shirley Trammell

December 7, 1926 - January 2, 2022 West Grove, PA | Age 95 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.

Shirley Trammell, age 95, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at her residence. She was the wife of George B. Trammell, Jr., who passed away in 2004, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage.

Born in Weirton, West Virginia on December 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Marguerite Peterson Rowland.

Shirley moved as a young child to Ithaca, New York when her mother became a tenured professor at Ithaca College. There, she grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Catskill mountains, many waterfalls, gorges and lakes of Ithaca. She truly valued the life of small-town living. Shirley as a child until young adulthood loved skiing, ice skating and sledding during the winters, swimming, biking and picnicking with her mother and father at the lakes during the summers, the cascading forsythia at the gorges along the waterfalls during spring and the spectacular colors of the mountains during fall. Shirley had many wonderful memories of her time growing up in Ithaca.

Shirley graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Sociology at University of Pittsburg where she met her husband George B. Trammell.

Shirley raised three children, wrote and published a children’s book titled “Upside Over” and worked as a clinical audiologist after graduating with her second Master’s degree in Audiology from Temple University.

Upon retiring in the 1970’s Shirley and her husband George moved from New Jersey to Sarasota, Florida where she spent many hours playing golf, tennis and bridge. Shirley and George also loved traveling throughout Europe, China and Hawaii. One of their most memorable trips was taken with their oldest daughter where they navigated their own cruiser the “Cinibud” through the Gulf stream of Florida to the Bahamas then back to Florida.
Shirley’s final years were spent in Pennsylvania where she once again was able to enjoy the changing beauty of all the four seasons. She especially loved the Fall.

Shirley lived her 95 years to the fullest. The many years spent at the cottage on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and children, all the family gatherings and the family holidays spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the times and memories she cherished the most.

Shirley left a tremendous legacy and will be sorely missed by her beloved children; Georgia Lee, Denise E. & George B. (Libby) Trammell, grandchildren; Jennifer, David (Diana), Bryan (Tabby), Bert (Janet), Scott (Michelle), Ross and Jenna Lee, great grandchildren; Josh, Rebecca, Hannah, Will, Garrett, Noah, Thiago, Caelum, Catalina, Carter and Viviana.

Her services will be held privately.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove, PA

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  1. We love this picture of Shirley as her friendly warmth shines through. So many happy times we remember in Sarasota and, especially, at the cottage on the Chesapeake where Shirley and George made hospitality an art form when the family gathered. Rest In Peace, Shirley, and thanks for the joy you brought to our lives.
    Tom and Kaye

    Tom and Kaye Trammell | January 10, 2022 at 7:23 PM

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