Shirley graduated from Canby High School in 1946 and went on to attend Linfield College and then graduated from Oregon State University where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
After college, Shirley worked for Standard Oil in Portland, OR where she met her late husband, William Heath.
The couple eventually settled in Spokane, WA where they raised their two sons.
Shirley was a member of Eastern Star, the AZ Chapter of PEO Society, YMCA, and Whitworth Presbyterian Church.
Shirley is survived by her sons: William and granddaughter, Selena of Richland, WA, Robert and Susan and grandchildren, Ryan and Kristin of Federal Way, WA; her brother; Robert Krueger of Bend, OR, along with many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church, 312 W. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane, WA December 8, 2012, at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church.