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John William Shields Jr.

1937 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John William Shields Jr. Obituary
John William Shields Jr., 76, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed from this life to his eternal home on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Thursday at Drake Road Christian Church in Fort Collins, Colo. Memorials: If you so desire, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in honor of John be sent to either Bible Study Fellowship, BSF International, 19001 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78258-4019); or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 500-S, Denver, Colo. 80246. Born on July 21, 1937, in Fort Worth to John William Shields Sr. and mother Mancel Ivy, he graduated from Northside High School before earning his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in 1959 and later his master's from the University of Texas. John married the love of his life, Patricia "Tish" Butts in Santa Fe, N.M., on July 3, 1983. His early career in sales and marketing with companies such as General Electric and Winchester was followed later in life with ownership of Clarke's Hallmark in Old Town Fort Collins and many years of service at the Corner Coin Shop in Fort Collins. He had a lifelong passion for baseball, enjoyed the game of golf, and frequently traveled the world with Tish. In his love for the Lord, he faithfully served God through Bible Study Fellowship for 14 years. Psalm 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants." Survivors: His wife, Tish; daughter, Ramsee Gosney and her husband, Ryan, of Broomfield, Colo.; son, Braden Anderson of Hollywood, Calif.; and his beloved grandchildren, Reeve (11), Raleigh (9) and Ridge Gosney (7).
Published in Star-Telegram on May 13, 2014
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