Shirley Dickison, 95, passed away in San Saba, Texas, on Wednesday. September 28, 2016. She was born October 3, 1920 in Bloomington, Texas, to Van and Daisy (Clark) Mullins. Shirley married Forest Dickison on July 6, 1940 in San Saba, Texas. Shirley experienced many adventures in her life. In 1943, Shirley and Forest took a big chance and moved to the San Francisco, California area, where they worked in the ship yards building war ships. They both worked as welders. Being a small woman, she worked in tight crawl spaces that were too small for men welders. She said it was not pleasant, but someone had to do it. After the war they returned to San Saba. Shirley was a plant lover and in 1963 she started a business collecting, trading, and selling cactus and succulents worldwide. She and two friends would go cactus hunting in Mexico to supply her business. On one of her trips she discovered a new and rare cactus.