Gwendolyn Estelle Shearrer, 73, a recent resident of Corpus Christi, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was at home surrounded by her family. Gwen was a former long-time resident of Pleasanton, known for her bright colorful oil paintings. She was a member of Annaville Baptist Church where she considered her friends like her own family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Vinita Patterson.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Shearrer; her children, "Sam Rey" Sammy Ray Shearrer of Sydney, Australia, Sandra Lynn McWilliams (Steve) of Alba, Gary Wayne Shearrer (Donna) of Dallas, and Dawn Louise Autry (Stan) of Corpus Christi; 13 grandchildren, Brian Gobble, John Paul Gobble, Amy Autry Lupo, Karissa Gobble Haas, Joshua Gobble, Ruth Ann Gobble, Cameron Shearrer, David Gobble, Allison Gobble, Austin Shearrer, Joel Gobble, Philip Gobble, Julie Gobble; and 12 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Leatrice Strunk, Terry Patterson and Kay Johnston.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Annaville Baptist Church. Entombment immediately followed at Seaside Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Annaville Baptist Church Prayer Chapel Fund.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home