Shirley Ann Lytten left this earth in the early morning hours of July 20, 2023, as the sun was beginning to light the sky in a brilliant orange and the birds were beginning to sing. She was born July 14, 1932. She had just celebrated her 91st.
Shirley was a friend to everyone she met. She began her career at Los Alamos Medical Center in 1976. She started in Medical Records and moved to the Medical Center Laboratory a few years later. She was interested in learning all that she could. She was taught how to draw blood. She was a phlebotomist for several years and enjoyed the interaction of every patient that she met. She worked at Quest labs for a short period of time but came back to LAMC. Then came her pink lady days. In the lobby shop and then the front desk at entrance to the hospital. She was a very kind and caring person to everyone.
Shirley was proceeded in death by her husband Jesse in 2015, a daughter, her sister, and her parents.
She is survived by her daughter Donna Jean Young (Larry), Her daughter Sue Waterbury (John). Also, several grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren that she was very proud of.
The family would like thank Los Alamos Medical Center Emergency Department for their care and attention they always showed her. The Los Alamos Fire Department for the many journeys across town she took with them. Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic for their compassionate care whenever she came in. Thank you Dr. Ziomek for being there for us in our time of need. Last but not least Aspen Ridge Retirement Community for loving and caring for her in the last 3 weeks of her life. Never to busy to give her a helping hand.
There will be no services per Shirley’s wishes. Cremation is being handled by Daniels Funeral home in Albuquerque. Shirley and Jesse will be placed together in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.