Lela Shelton, 77, of Halfway, died Sept. 10, 2002, near Cornucopia.
Her graveside memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.
Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at the VFW Hall.
Lela was the last of five children born to Fred and Okie Makinson in Halfway. She attended school in Pine Valley, graduating valedictorian of her class. After attending college in Boise, she married her high school sweetheart, Boyd Shelton, on Aug. 9, 1947. Her work career was focused in various business administration roles. She worked for firms in the Oregon, Idaho and Tri-Cities, Wash., areas. Upon retirement, Boyd and Lela returned to Halfway.
Lela never met a stranger in all her years. Her favorite things included her family, cooking, fishing, gardening, bingo, cards, crossword puzzles and doing for others.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Boyd; a son, Ron, and his wife, Kelly Shelton; daughters, Kae and her husband, Harold Roan, Greta and her husband, Paul Brooks; grandchildren, Michelle Drescher and her husband, Kelly, Brie Pardini and her husband, Fred, Cissy Hinkle and Allen Douglas, Dustin DeWeber, Sara Shelton, Sam Shelton and Seth Shelton; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Drescher, Tyler Hinkle, Karissa Drescher and Zerric Pardini; a brother, Don Makinson; a sister, Marie Columbari; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Contributions in Lela’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Foundation in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 13, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor