Mary Doris Shelton, 87, a former resident of Orange, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at her home in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo, pastor, serving as celebrant. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born on February 6, 1926, in Lafayette, Louisiana, Mrs. Shelton was the daughter of Emile and Edmay Duhon. She had been a long time resident of Orange where she was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. For the past eight years, Mrs. Shelton has resided at Calder Woods in Beaumont. The family wishes to express our sincerest appreciation to the staff at Calder Woods for their continued care and support during her stay. We also are grateful to Southeast Texas Hospice for their dedication, gracious care and compassion these past few months. Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Woodrow Shelton; brother, Woodley Duhon and her son, James W. Shelton. She is survived by her son, Kevin A. Shelton and his wife, Kristi of Orange; son, Patrick R. Shelton and his wife, Nancy of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter-in-law, Carol G. Shelton of Rociada, New Mexico; five grandchildren, Kimberly Rollins and her husband, Kirby, Kara Bear and her husband, Chris, Mark Shelton, Arianna Shelton and Marielle Shelton. Mrs. Shelton is also survived by her three great-grandchildren, Rylan Bear, Ava Bear and Truett Rollins. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Doris to St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 West Cherry Ave., Orange, Texas 77630; Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, Texas 77631-2385, or a
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 6, 2013