Sharen “Shay” Shields, a former employee at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) passed away on Saturday, March 16.  She had a lengthy illness.

She was retired from state employment since 2005. She was 69.

She began her career at the Porterville Developmental Center.  She had been at CCWF from the activation of the facility in October 1990 to her retirement in 2005.

Ms. Shields worked in the CCWF medical department all her career at the institution.

She began as a Senior Medical Transcriber and was eventually promoted to Staff Services Analyst.  Ms. Shields was known for her willingness to help anyone at anytime.