HJ422: Celebrating the life of Shirley Carter Olsson, M.D.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 422
Offered March 2, 2020
Celebrating the life of Shirley Carter Olsson, M.D.
Patrons-- Hodges; Senator: Norment

WHEREAS, Shirley Carter Olsson, M.D., a respected medical professional and a vibrant member of the West Point community, died on February 19, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Richmond, Shirley Olsson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Women’s College and returned to the Commonwealth to obtain her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Shirley Olsson interned at the Los Angeles County General Hospital and completed her residency at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, where she met her husband, Sture, to whom she was married for 50 years until his passing in 2007; and

WHEREAS, Shirley Olsson touched countless lives through her work at public health clinics in the Counties of King William, King and Queen, Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex; and

WHEREAS, Shirley Olsson was passionate about the history and heritage of the Commonwealth, serving as a member of the William Byrd Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as on the board of trustees of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture; and

WHEREAS, Shirley Olsson enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Point, where she shared her love of song with the congregation in the choir; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by her husband, Sture, Shirley Olsson will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children, Lisa, Ann, Inga, and Charles, and their families, and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Shirley Carter Olsson, M.D., who made many contributions to the West Point community and the Commonwealth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Shirley Carter Olsson, M.D., as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for her memory.