Shirley was born April 3, 1929 to Orson Seymour and Anna Bauman Rindlisbacher of Cache Valley. She was raised in Amalga with her family, the oldest of five siblings.
While attending Utah State University, she met James Franklin Hammond. They were married on June 8, 1949 in the Logan LDS Temple. They later moved to Ogden, Utah and raised four children: James Kent (Connie) Hammond, Diane (Jack) Goff, Carol (Michael) Kroczka, and Craig Jay Hammond (Deceased). She has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, with one more on the way. Jim and Shirley celebrated 62 years together before he passed away in 2010.
Shirley has found great fulfillment in being a homemaker and being an amazing caregiver to her husband and family. She has faithfully served in many church callings throughout her life, spent many hours working at the Temple with her husband and son, and is still an active member of the LDS church.
In 2016, Shirley moved to Mountain Ridge Assisted Living, where she enjoys winning big at Bingo, creating gifts with her talent for embroidery, and spoiling her grand kids. She works assisting with Family History research, enjoys going to church functions and visiting with friends and family. The family celebrated her birthday with a dinner, cake and fun at the Maddox Ranch House in Brigham City.