Shirley Bakley

  • Born: October 24, 1928
  • Died: March 26, 2015
  • Location: Ogden, Iowa

Carson-Stapp Funeral Homes

601 W Division St
Ogden, IA 50212
Tel. (515) 275-2702

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Shirley by adding your memories and photos.

Shirley Bakley, 86, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Boone County Hospital in Boone.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. Rev. Gary Hoyt will officiate. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson - Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Shirley Ann Danielson was born on October 24, 1928, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Sidney John Carroll and Marie Christine (Swanson) Danielson.

She graduated from Harcourt High School. Shirley Ann Danielson was united in marriage to Donald Lee Bakley on October 9, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie. The couple farmed southwest of Boxholm for many years. In 2001, Don and Shirley moved into Ogden.

Shirley belonged to the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and spending time on her computer. Shirley loved to make clothing for her children when then were younger. She was a member of TOPS, various bible groups, pottery clubs, and lily society. Shirley loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, two sons, Tom Bakley of Larkspur, Colorado, and Larry Bakley Potomac, Maryland; one daughter, Nancy (Jeroen) Janssen of Borrby, Sweden; four grandchildren, Zac, Bryan, Cody, and Beau Bakley; one great-granddaughter, Ellia Bakley, and another great-granddaughter due in May; two brothers, John Danielson of Carmichael, CA and Ed (Velda) Danielson of Payson, UT; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don in May of 2010; one grandson, Travis Bakley.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Posted by Erica cross - Damascus, MD - Friend of Larry   April 02, 2015

Don & Shirley were family friends and so were we kids! I remember 4th of July picnics with Bakley's, Henrich's, & the Davidson's and listening to Tom's latest Beach Boy or Jan & Dean albums, riding motorcycles and piling into cars to go watch the Pilot Mound fire works.

Watched the original Romeo and Juliet from 1968 Sunday for the first time since Tom, Larry, Nan and Rhonda, Randy, Rick and I and their cousins from Chicago took two cars to the Ogden theater.

I remember a day trip to Eastern Iowa w the Bakley's to see the Locks and perhapsit was the Effigy Mounds. We used their walkie talkies all the way to converse between the two cars we rode in, one for the boys and one for us girls.

As everyone went away to college I started running over to see Shirley and Don and the latest woodworking or other projects. I don't know how Nan allowed it but Shirley would let me draw charcoal pictures on paper in Nan's room and I always loved to see her collections as well and I got ideas for my own projects. Larry once drove me home on his motorcycle and my friends thought I was the luckiest girl in Boxholm.

I always visited Shirley & Don when returning to Iowa and many of their hobbies are now mine. I have a houseful of craftsman pottery I have collected and Stickley furniture. I last saw Shirley in August 2014 in Boone and amazingly missed Zack and Brian back from Colorado too. I wish I could be there to see you all! I am sad and shedding tears. God Bless you all for the memories! Roxanne (Roxy to Shirley)

Posted by Roxanne Reimers-Lewis - Boxholm, IA - Lifelong neighbors and friends!   March 31, 2015

I remember Shirley at TOPS in Ogden.
I had gastric by-pass surgery 6 yrs ago & lost 250 pounds & kept it off.
We had a nice group of ladies that I can recall.
Sorry to hear this.

Posted by Rebecca (Becky) Hergert - Ogden,, IA - TOPS FRIEND   March 31, 2015

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