Shirley Boone, who was married to celebrated singer and actor Pat Boone, died Friday at age 84.
The 1950s star confirmed his wife’s death to People, saying they’d shared “a wonderful, blessed life together for 65 years” and he knew he’d one day be reunited with his beloved.
“She’s changed her address is all and moved to a different mansion that I expect to join her in one day,” he said. “I’m very confident of that.”
Shirley Boone died at home in Beverly Hills, Calif., with daughters Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury singing to her as she passed, Milt Suchin, Pat Boone’s personal manager, told Fox News.
Shirley Boone was the daughter of country music singer Clyde Julian “Red” Foley, and was active in a variety of ways throughout her life, Suchin said.
“Shirley was more accomplished than is generally known,” he told Fox News in an email. “Best selling author, recording artist, TV hostess, humanitarian and the origin of Mercy Corps, a top ten hunger relief organization worldwide, a half-billion-dollar annual budget, which started in the Boone home. Millions know her for her Christian ministry.”
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