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Shirley Elizabeth Veasey

Shirley Elizabeth Veasey, 87, of Cary passed away Sunday, February 01, 2015 at Sunrise of Cary.

She was born March 29, 1927 in Wake Co., a daughter of Ralph Dewey and Susie Fish Tunstall. She married Joseph Ray Veasey in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 2009.

Surviving are two sisters, Joyce Catherine Banks; Berta (and husband, Milton) Riley; and several nieces and nephews.

Shirley was a graduate of Women’s College UNC with a Major in Mathematics. She taught for a brief time but then began to work as an Actuary for Durham Life Insurance Company until her retirement.

She was a longtime member of Cary Presbyterian Church.

Her husband Joseph was the former Mayor of Cary. She was an avid gardener and was known for her beautiful yard.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.

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Memorials may be made to Transitions LifeCare 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.