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Shirley Caillet Dieterich Lusk
Shirley was born on May 24, 1925, to Arthur F. Dieterich, Sr. and Louise Caillet and passed away on April 29, 2017.
She was raised in Dallas, TX. She married Dr. Clu Flu Lusk on June 17, 1950, and the family settled in Gainesville in 1953.
In the 90's she embarked on a self-study of Botany, was a founding member of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) and contributed to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT).
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her former husband, Dr. Lusk. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Kurrus (Fred) and her brother, A. F. "Buddy" Dieterich, Jr. (Nancy). She is also survived by her five children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Shirley moved to Denton in 2000 and was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held at this church, 2200 N Bell Ave, Denton, TX 76209 on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1:00PM, the Rev. Craig Hunter officiating. A reception at the church will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Native Plant Society of Texas at PO Box 3017, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-1929, or Thomsen Foundation at 4528 County Rd 398, Decatur, TX 76234.
For further information about the life of Shirley Caillet Dieterich Lusk, please visit www.dentonfuneralhome.net.
Published on May 8, 2017
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