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Susan Ruth Shelton

July 13, 1948 September 3, 2019
Susan Ruth Shelton
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Obituary for Susan Ruth Shelton

Susan Ruth Shelton (Mander) 1948-2019


Susan Ruth Shelton, 71, of Glendale Arizona passed away peacefully on September 3, 2019.

Survived by:
Children: J. Scott Shelton, R. Todd Shelton, Becky Shelton, Timothy Shelton, Michael Shelton
Grandchildren: Christopher, Levi, Melanie, Nathan, Linnea, Winter
Siblings: Marylin Trimble, Shirley Nawrocki, Robert Mander, Karen Engler, Mark Mander

Preceded in Death by:
Spouse: Joseph William Shelton of 47 years
Parents: Robert John Mander, Ruth Fogg Jensen
Grandchildren: Mandy

Susan was born in Pocatello, Idaho to Robert John Mander and Ruth Fogg Jensen in 1948 and grew up mostly in Idaho, South Carolina, and Glendale Arizona. She attended Brigham Young University and studied Interior Design, Art, Music, Photography, and Drama.

She was married to Joseph W. Shelton in January of 1970 and sealed in the Mesa Temple in June 1971. Because her husband was active duty in the Air Force, they moved frequently from 1971 to 1981 living in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Idaho, and finally Glendale, Arizona again where they lived for the last 38 years of her life.

Susan was a very caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by all.

She spent the majority of her time raising a family of 4 boys and one girl, serving in her church in multiple roles, and running a home-based preschool. She spent her free time always doing some sort of arts and crafts relating to home decoration or family. As a painter, she had a passion for tole and oil painting. She was constantly recording family events via pictures, scrapbooks, photos, genealogical family group sheets, written experiences, digital photography, and audio recordings. She made and decorated many professional wedding cakes. Even with all of that, her joy in life was to serve children, starting with her own.

She is survived by five children, six grandchildren, and five siblings.


Memorial Contributions or Flowers

Flowers can be sent to Heritage Funeral Chapel of Peoria, Arizona

Memorial Contributions (in lieu of flowers or other)
For those who would like to pay their respects but are unable to attend the services but would still like to contribute, you can make a donation to the America Brain Foundation for the Lewy Body Dementia Research program in memory of Susan R. Shelton.

Donation site: https://support.americanbrainfoundation.org/site/Donation2?1080.donation=form1&idb=1539272431&df_id=1080&mfc_pref=T&1080.donation=root
1. Select or add your amount on the site
2. Select the “Direct my gift to”
3. In the Select program box, select “Lewy Body Dementia Research”
4. Select the box “This is an honor or memorial gift.” and name Susan Shelton as the In memory of.


Services
Funeral and Interment services will be held on Tuesday September 10th
Funeral Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
825 S. 32nd Street, Mesa, AZ 85204
9:00 AM Viewing
10:15 AM Family Prayer
10:30 AM Funeral Service
11:45 AM Extended family luncheon

Interment Ceremony for anyone wanting to attend will also be held on Tuesday September 10th at 2:00pm
Location: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
23029 Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

10

Sep

9:00 AM 9/10/2019 9:00:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Mesa

825 S. 32nd St
Mesa, AZ 85204

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Mesa
825 S. 32nd St Mesa 85204 AZ
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

10

Sep

10:30 AM 9/10/2019 10:30:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Mesa

825 S. 32nd St
Mesa, AZ 85204

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Mesa
825 S. 32nd St Mesa 85204 AZ
United States

Graveside Service

Tuesday

10

Sep

2:00 PM 9/10/2019 2:00:00 PM
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

23029 N. Cave Creek Road
Phoenix , AZ 85024

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 N. Cave Creek Road Phoenix 85024 AZ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Final Resting Place

23029 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ

23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix AZ
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Brain Foundation

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