Shirley was born April 15, 1936 and passed away on April 30, 2010. During her life, she served as Meet Director at a number of Illinois meets and was elected as an officer for the Illinois association and as a Convention delegate. She took over the position of ASU Executive Secretary/Treasurer in 1984 and held this position until 2000, the longest of any Secretary/Treasurer so far. Shirley also served as a Meet Director or Chief Judge at a number of National, North American, and International Championships. She was inducted in to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 21, 2000 in Irvine, California.