Shirley was born January 19, 1927 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Rex and Mary Ellen (Smith) Garrison. She was the widow of Charles Young who passed away in 2009.
Shirley worked at American Silk Label as a weaver before her retirement, and was known for her pranks and rooster tape she played each day at the end of her shift. She was a member of the Wetona Methodist church, enjoyed doing needlework, sewing, camping, and bird watching
Shirley is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and JaNell Young of Burlington; a daughter, Bonnie Avery of Troy; eight grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn (Merle) Welch of Troy and Carroll Passeri of Homosassa, FL.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Dale Young in 2006, and a son-in-law, Jack Avery in 2016. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Wetona Cemetery.
Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com