Shirley Lou Liebmann passed away December 18, 2023 in Austin, Texas at the age of 90. Shirley was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and was raised in nearby Kirkwood by her parents, Paul Clem and Lucille (Cole) Staetter. Following high school, Shirley moved to Los Angeles, California where she successfully applied her fastidious secretarial skills in her work career.
In California, she met her first husband, Hugh Binyon, and they had two children, Bambi and Bryan. Shirley was a devoted mother keeping involved with her children’s activities, while excelling at her full-time, executive assistant positions in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, Hollywood. She supported the work of senior executives at NBC Television Studios in “beautiful downtown Burbank”, where she met her second husband, writer Norman Liebmann. She later worked for the television producer of “The Dinah Shore Show”. Following her television production positions, Shirley moved north to be near her daughter Bambi in Santa Rosa, California and worked as an executive assistant in retail property development and management.
After retiring, Shirley returned to Southern California and lived with her husband Norman until his passing in 2010. While afar from family, she always remained closely in touch with the lives of her children and grandchildren whom she loved so dearly. In 2016, Shirley moved to Smithville, Texas living near her son Bryan while continuing to enjoy her favorite retirement activities: shopping, dining out, and applying her secretarial skills to carefully comb through the daily newspaper for interesting articles that had to be read, highlighted, cut out, pasted, and then shared or filed in her extensive archives of news items.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Bambi Weinberg-Tuttle and her husband Tommy and their children, Jennifer and Justin; son, Bryan Binyon and his wife Trina and their daughter Audrey and son Taylor, his wife Lauren and their children, Everett and Alaina Jo. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Norman Liebmann and by her daughter Bambi’s son, Jeremy Weinberg.
The family requests any memorial donations be directed to your local animal rescue services in recognition of Shirley’s love for animals.
A private service for Shirley’s immediate family will be held at a future date in Smithville’s Oak Hill Cemetery.