Shirley Jane Olson

Shirley Jane Olson

Shirley Jane Olson, age 85, of Stoughton, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at Azura Memory Care. She was born on Dec. 1, 1936, in Sommerville, Ma, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Butcher) Fifield.

Shirley married Robert Olson on Jan. 1, 1956, in Sommerville. She worked at Buck’s Pizza and then as a claims adjustor for General Casualty Insurance Company until her retirement.

She loved cooking, knitting, bowling and swimming. She was a giver at heart and was always ready to help others at any time.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Robert Sr.; two daughters, Michelle (Jose) Diaz and Susan (Lucky Slike) Schmudlach; son, Robert L. (Kay) Olson Jr.; nine grandchildren, Jason (Megan) Diaz, Jesse (Jennifer) Diaz, Chelci Olson, Andrew (Jenny) Schmudlach, Wade Schmudlach, Wyatt Schmudlach, Elise (Daniel) Rochford, Erica (Jaylen Plummer) Olson and Carly Olson; eight great-grandchildren, Ada Diaz, Cruz Diaz, Hayes Diaz, Alexa Diaz, Bella Diaz, Collin Hughes, Avery Hughes and Eowyn Schmudlach; and sister, Susan Ruleman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Benny Fifield and James Fifield; and four sisters, Marilyn Peters, Ruthie Gullage, Dot Fifield and Diane Holdaway.

Services at Grace and Truth Bible Church in Cambridge are pending. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Highway 51 N. @ Jackson St.
(608) 873-4590