She was born Jan. 19, 1930, to Joseph Benjamin and Mildred Andersen Robison in Overton, Nevada. She was the youngest of seven children. She attended Brigham Young University and went on a mission to Guatemala. She married Edward L. Eisenbrandt on Nov. 26, 1956, and they had seven children. They later divorced. She married Charles R. Bullard in 2005.
Shirley cherished playing games and interacting with her children. She was instrumental in starting the “Bobby Sox” softball program in Tooele and coached for many years. She loved to sing, had a beautiful soprano voice and led the choir of her church.
Shirley moved to Massachusetts in the early 1980s where she drove a school bus. She often spoke of how much she enjoyed being around the kids on her routes. She later moved to California where she continued her driving career until she retired. She then toured the country in a truck and 5th wheel trailer until settling down in Grants Pass, Oregon, where she spent many years as a park hostess. She became the leader of a senior volunteer singing group, The Serenader’s, who performed wonderful music to many people.
Shirley had the type of personality that would fit into any crowd and loved interacting with people.
In her later years, several people may have known her as “the Waving Lady” on 200 West. She loved to stand and wave at people driving by. In her words “I just love to make people smile!”
Shirley is survived by her children: Gene (Karen), Kirk, Chris (Paula), Dawn Hillman (Jack), Jan, Becky, and Marsha Harris (David); 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, her siblings and their spouses.
As per her wishes, Shirley did not want a viewing or conventional funeral. A Celebration of Her Life will be held in her hometown of Overton, Nevada, at a later date where she will be laid to rest in peace alongside her mother and father.