Doris Pauline Shelton

1931-2006

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Former Hayden resident Doris Pauline Simpson died Dec. 27, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 75.

Doris was born on May 25, 1931, in Niwot to George and Josephine (Barnard) Simpson. She was raised in Niwot, and at an early age, the family moved to Hayden, where she attended school.

Doris married Donald Shelton on June 5, 1949, in Hayden. They lived in various places in the country following Donald's work including Seattle, Ore., South Dakota, Florida, Texas and California. After his retirement in 1985, they moved to Montrose. Two years later, they moved to Battlement Mesa, where they resided until just a few months ago.

Doris worked as a telephone operator early in her life and then was a CNA in later years.

Doris was a very creative lady who enjoyed handiwork including sewing, crocheting, macrame and doing word puzzles. Doris was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served in the offices of that organization.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Kenneth, Eugene, James and Ray Simpson.

Doris is survived by her husband, Donald Shelton of Grand Junction; daughters, Josephine and her husband Mike Whiteis of Marysville, Wash., and Diana Lynne Shelton of Sacramento, Calif.; grandchildren, Christopher Lynn McGuire, Paul Samuel Shelton and Alison Emile Meier; great-grandson, Kaleb McGuire; sister, Betty Jo, and her husband Bill Doolin of Hayden; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside services were held Jan. 3, 2007, at the Hayden Cemetery with Pastor Janet officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.

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