Jerry and Shirley have four children, all married now, twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. The Buxtons live in Crestline, CA. a small town that sets 5000 feet high in the San Bernardino Mountains.
In recent years, Shirley has published four books. The first, A Thousand Pieces, ready to go into its fourth printing, is the story of Jerry’s horrendous accident in 1994 when he was struck by a drunk driver. He was in the hospital five months, and his remarkable recovery is attributed both to excellent medical care, and to the miraculous touch of God. Her second book is entitled, Road Tales. In July of 2006, she released Link to Excellence and her latest book is entitled BACKSLIDING…the bitter bite of beelzebub.
In late 2012, she finished writing her first novel, and is looking for an agent and a publisher.
Shirley also is an occasional speaker, both at women’s conferences and other meetings, and with Jerry, in marriage seminars.