Warren Newton Newt Shelton, 90, of Osgood, Idaho, passed away April 24, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was under the care of Hospice of Eastern Idaho.
Warren was born March 23, 1923 in Milo, Idaho, to Warren Oscar Shelton and Julia Belle Riley Shelton. His Dad worked for the railroad so he lived in many areas during his early years. In 1933, they settled in the Osgood area where he remained for the rest of his life. He attended Osgood Elementary and graduated from Ammon High School. Warren served as a 1st Sergeant in the Army during World War II and fought in the Pacific Theater. After returning from the war, Warren farmed in the Osgood area for several years.
Warren married Lorna Joyce Taysom on January 20, 1951 in Evanston, Wyoming. The marriage was solemnized April 26, 1969 in the Idaho falls LDS Temple. Lorna passed away July 19, 2004.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He had a keen sense of humor and loved a good joke. He enjoyed baseball, hunting, and fishing. After retirement, he enjoyed cooking and was well known in Osgood for his cinnamon rolls and clam chowder.
Warren is survived by
Daughter, Joyce (Robert) Meacham of Harrisburg, PA;
Daughter, Patricia (Tim) Christensen of Shelley, ID;
Daughter, Debby Shelton of Black Diamond, WA;
Son, Dee (Laurie) Shelton of Idaho Falls, ID;
Son, Brian (Kristen) Shelton of Auburn, WA;
13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren;
Brother, Lee Shelton of Idaho Falls, ID.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters Evelyn and Geraldine Shelton.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday May 1, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Idaho Falls LDS Osgood Ward, 7940 North 35th West, with Bishop Brad Reed officiating. The family will meet with friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, 273 North Ridge, and from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Military Rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Team and the Idaho Honor Guard. Burial will be in the Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born: March 23, 1923
Place of Birth: Milo, ID
Death: April 24, 2013
Place of Death: Osgood, ID
This memorial provided by:
Wood Funeral Home
Idaho Falls, ID