April 29, 2024 at 3:15 p.m.
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Quincy, Shirley Ann Baker

Shirley Ann Baker Quincy, age 81, of Dodgeville, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, after a long battle with cancer.

Shirley was born on June 11, 1942, in Ash Grove, Missouri the first child of William Allen Baker Sr. and Barbara Louise Crayton Baker. Shirley moved with her family to Mineral Point, Wisconsin in 1947. Shirley attended Mineral Point Elementary School, an old rock schoolhouse, Wayside School near the entrance to what is now Governor Dodge State Park and Dodgeville High School, graduating in 1960. She married the love of her life, J. Glynn Quincy on October 14, 1961 and worked on the Quincy family farm until 1965 when they left the farm to pursue other careers.  Shirley worked at Narvey’s restaurant and the Dodgeville Reminder before starting her career at Iowa County Highway Commission in 1967. Shirley worked at the County for almost 39 years and retired in 2005.

Shirley was an avid reader (building her own personal library), baker, equestrian, gardener, and artist. She knew at a young age that she enjoyed art and learned to paint with oil and watercolors and draw with chalk and pencils. You could always find a doodle on any sheet of paper she was using and through the years she took numerous art classes in the area and loved the time she spent with her friends in art class. She even sold some of her watercolors at a local art show, something she was very proud of. Shirley loved the outdoors from an early age, exploring in the woods near her family farm (now Governor Dodge State Park).

In later years she was an avid gardener and always had plenty of vegetables to share with her family and friends. She loved horses from a young age. For many years she raised Appaloosa horses, was part of the Iowa County Boots and Saddle club and shared her love of horses with her family. Shirley spent many years attending her daughter’s horse shows around Southwest Wisconsin and helping others in the local 4-H club learn to ride and care for horses. Shirley spent many weekends supporting her son at wrestling tournaments, cheering him on from the stands and working at the local wrestling boosters stands. In later years she traveled throughout the Midwest supporting her son’s collegiate career. Shirley also loved to support her brothers and sisters, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in sports. You would often see Shirley and Glynn at local wrestling, basketball, and volleyball matches cheering on family members and friends. In later years she enjoyed ballroom dancing and attended many dances with friends.

Shirley is survived by her children Karen (Mike) Herberger and Jeron (Rebecca) Quincy; her grandchildren Jacob and Bailey Herberger, Sasha, Charlotte, Grayson, Makynna, Lyndzy, and Blakelyn Quincy; her brothers William Baker Jr., Robert Baker, Britt (Kim) Baker, Bart (Cindy) Baker, Bruce (Tasha) Baker and William McCarville; her sisters Sidney (Bill) Schmitz and Jean (Eric) Thornton; her sister-in-law Beth Kurth; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glynn, her parents William and Barbara Baker, Ben (Linda Schraeder) Baker, Brad (Carla) Baker, Shelley (William) Baker McCarville; her in-laws Herbert and Elizabeth (Bentz) Quincy, her sister in-law Cleo Miess James, her brothers-in-law Gene Miess, Bill James, Donald Kurth.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at the DODGER BOWL. Please come to share food, fellowship and memories with Shirley’s family.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Agrace Hospice, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Dodgeville Wrestling Club or Mineral Point Wrestling Club.

Thank you to Agrace Hospice team and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center Team for their care through this difficult time.

Gorgen-McGinley & 

Ayers Funeral Home