Virginia G. Shelton passed away January 11, 2018 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Virginia was born November 13, 1919 in Jefferson, Iowa, to the late Phleete and Byrde (Judy) Gore. She was united in marriage to James H. Shelton on May 28, 1943 in Jefferson. He preceded her in death January 28, 1989.
She spent her early years in Jefferson and received her teaching degree from Iowa State Teachers College (currently University of Northern Iowa) in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She taught school in Nevada, Iowa and Grand Junction, Iowa as well as working in the office of the Registrar at Iowa State College (currently Iowa State University) prior to her marriage.
After her husband graduated from law school at the University of Iowa, they moved their young family to Greeley, Colo. in 1949, where they lived until Jim’s death. Virginia remained in Greeley until moving to Fort Collins, Colo. in 2008.
She cherished her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family. She is survived by her children: Judy Kinkade of Fort Collins, Colo., John (Marilyn) Shelton of Carlsbad, Calif. and Mary (Kurt) Shafer of Omaha, Neb.; four loving grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Virginia’s two brothers, Norman Douglas Gore and Warren Young Gore, predeceased her in 2017.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Greeley at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The family has arranged for the playing of the Mahanay Bell Tower Carillon in Jefferson at the time of her memorial service in Colorado.