Shirley Lou Carbutt Paine


Shirley Lou Carbutt Paine was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Chama, N.M., to Robert O. Carbutt and Lucy DePriest. She departed this world May 24, 2023. She was the oldest of four children.

Shirley was married to Thomas Almy Paine on Dec. 3, 1952, in Manassa, Colo. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Arizona temple on Aug. 10, 1965. They were the parents of seven children, Frank Paine, Lou Ann (Randy) Robins, Joan (Kurt) Cary, Roberta (Gary) Morgan, Pam (Kip) Canty, Lucy Palmer and Jim (Natalie) Paine. Their posterity includes 34 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Frank, grandsons Joshua Cary and Ethan Canty and brother Richard Carbutt.

Shirley taught fourth grade in Manassa for one year and third grade in Sanford for 26 years. She loved teaching and was dedicated to her students.

She was a wonderful gardener and always grew a huge garden. She loved to work with the cows, irrigate, spray weeds (while riding the four-wheeler) and anything else that needed to be done on the ranch. She was definitely the hardest working woman around.

Shirley enjoyed embroidering and making tablecloths for all her daughters, daughter-in-law, granddaughters and granddaughter-in law. She was a wonderful cook, seamstress and loved playing the piano. Shirley was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had many callings in the church and always fulfilled them to the best of her ability.

Shirley is survived by her sister Ann (Jim) Braiden, brother Ray Carbutt, her six children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was always concerned for the welfare of others and was so kind. She will be missed by so many.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 29, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manassa, Colo., as well as Tuesday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. also at the church. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 11 a.m. also at the church with interment following in the Manassa Cemetery. If you would like to join the services electronically with Zoom, please copy and paste this link in your browser:

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit