Shirley Jean Pitts, born Shirley Jean Deans in Dillon Montana to Rela "June" Deans and Robert Deans of Grant Montana. Shirley spent a large part of her early life on the Welborn ranch in Horse Prairie. Shirley and her siblings spent a lot of the time in the mountains timbering with their parents. Shirley was only two weeks old when her parents took her to camp for the first time. Her first home was a tent. She also spent time in Lima, Butte and Choteau during her years growing up. she graduated in 1964 from Beaverhead County High school. Shirley's daughter Kimberly Joyce Proctor, the pride of her life, was born on August 31st 1968, in Pocatello Idaho. Her second pride and joy; her grandson, Ryan Paul Henderson was born in Dillon Montana on August 31st 1990 her daughter's birthday. Shirley had many jobs, among these her favorite was working in road construction. You may have walked into a diner or the local Town Pump and been greeted with her effervescent smile over the years. She cared deeply and worried about everyone. After she retired, she moved back to Dillon where she met her longtime life partner George McAlpin. Shirley had a love for travel and became addicted to travel trailers and they spent several winters touring the southern United States together. Shirley also enjoyed camping and spent several vacations at "Roaring Gold Camp," in Central California, and many trips into the mountains in Southwest Montana. Shirley is survived by her longtime partner in life George McAlpin, her daughter Kimberly Proctor, her grandson Ryan Paul Henderson, and many nieces, nephews, cousins descending from the Welborn family and the Walker family tree. This included the Unruh Family, the Ries's and the Dean's families. she was preceded in death by her parents; Rela "June" Walker and Paul C. Walker, Robert "Bob" and Alberta Deans. She is also preceded by both of her siblings, sister Sharon J. Wolfe and her brother Wayne Deans. Close friends and family will honor Shirley with a celebration of life on July 11th 2021 up Bloody Dick Canyon.