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Shirley (Loyd) Anthony

October 18, 1944 ~ November 18, 2022 (age 78)

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Shirley Ann Loyd Anthony, age 78 of Wake Forest, NC, passed away November 18, 2022, after a 12-year fight with kidney disease. She was born to Tommy and Irene Zetzman Loyd October 18, 1944, in Roscoe, Texas and is survived by her brother Ronny Loyd and wife Jodi of Houston, TX; her daughter April Anthony and husband James of Durham, NC; her son Scott Anthony and wife Andrea of Schuylerville, NY; daughter Allison Anthony of Wake Forest, NY; son Trent Anthony and wife Melanie of Galway, NY. Shirley loved spending time with her eight grandchildren and held each within hours of being delivered: Cor Anthony of Cambridge, NY, Kendall Anthony-Busbee of Asheville, NC, Maxwell Anthony of Burlington, VT, Gabe Anthony of Saratoga, NY, Connor Anthony and Caitlin Anthony of Saratoga, NY and Marco and Emi Ortiz of Wake Forest, NC. Shirley was also survived by her nephews Daniel Loyd, Frank Anthony and Steve Anthony and niece Dana Leary. 

Shirley grew up in Lubbock, Texas tap dancing, playing with their dog Blackie and attended Monterey High School. A Suma cum laude graduate from the University of Albany, SUNY with a degree in Political Science, Shirley worked for the Capital District Women’s Employment and Resource Center after college. Her career included owning the Calico Trunk, a fabric store below Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY, Executive Director of the Hospice of Washington County, Cambridge, NY and Office Manager of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Raleigh, NC.

Shirley was an avid gardener and loved her dachshunds, reading, canasta, photography, cooking, baking and music (Queen, Joe Cocker, Bill Withers, Jerry Riopelle, Harry Nilsson, and Jimmy Cliff). She was a supporter of the arts and helped create the nonprofit Hubbard Hall in 1977 in Cambridge, NY, an opera house built in 1878. She joined a group of women to build a script fit log cabin in Searsburg, VT. She was also a longtime volunteer with Home Made Theater in Saratoga, NY. She was courageous, strong, funny, caring and always there for her children, grandchildren, and friends. Shirley was a huge democrat and a feminist. She loved the beaches in Maine and Ragged Lake, NY.

The family thanks all of the many caretakers over the last few years as well as friends and family for their generosity. A private memorial service will be held in 2023 at the family’s cabin in the Adirondacks. Donations can be made in honor of Shirley Anthony to the Hubbard Hall Center for The Arts and Education Annual Fund Donation Form 2023 or Home Made Theater AudienceView Professional.

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