Shirleigh Lois Clark passed away peacefully at home in Honolulu on January 22, 2022. Born in Sydney Australia to Earl F Behrens and his wife Linda, Shirleigh grew up in Australia with a lifelong love of animals, especially dogs and horses. Shirleigh started her career in advertising working for J. Walter Thomson before leaving to become a program director for a new television station in Australia, while also doubling as on-air talent for some of the Sunday morning news programs. She left television to become the first female advertising director for Pan American Airways, focusing primarily on the South Pacific. It was there that she met her late husband Rush Spencer Clark. When Pan Am transferred Rush to Japan in 1975, Shirleigh joined the Australian Chamber of Commerce and coordinated tourism and marketing campaigns for travel between Japan and Australia. In 1980, Shirleigh, Rush, and their daughter Barony moved to Hawaii. In 1981 Shirleigh earned her real estate license and spent the remainder of her working years as one of the state's premier relators, earning the title of number one in sales for both the region and her company for several years. Shirleigh loved travel but Hawaii was her favorite place in the world and where she found her home. She spent her leisure time with family, sailing, playing tennis and reading. She was a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club and an advocate for Animals, donating to several different animal charities both locally and around the world. Shirleigh leaves behind her beloved daughter Barony, stepson and daughter in law Rush II and Penny, 4 grandchildren - Rush III and wife Sarah, Trevor and wife Laurel, Tiffany and Christian, 3 great grandchildren Henry, Summer, Eloise, and boxer puppy Cooper. There will be a remembrance mass held at Star of the Sea church on March 25, 2022 @ 7:30am ... there will not be a funeral. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Best Friends or Hawaii Humane Society.
Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel
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