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Lorraine Greenwood Shilton

1929 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Lorraine Greenwood Shilton Obituary
1929 ~ 2014
On August 14, 2014 our beloved Lorraine left this world to join parents and loved ones in the next adventure beyond this life. She was born September 29, 1929 in Sandy, Utah to David Hartley and Mary Thelma Cox Greenwood. She graduated from Jordan High School in 1947 and twice graduated from BYU, earning a degree in Education in 1952, and her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education in 1975. Lorraine was a teacher in every way. In her professional life she taught Elementary School in Midvale, Utah; Santa Barbara, Oxnard, and Ventura California. After earning her Master's, she taught for many years at Ventura College. In her religious life she taught 8 years in the LDS Seminary system for teens, and nearly 30 years of the Gospel Doctrine scripture study class for adults in the LDS congregations where she attended and served. To be with her was to learn something new or understand something better. In 1953 Lorraine found employment as a teacher in Santa Barbara, California. While there she found the two great loves of her life; the sea, and a young Pharmacist named Thomas Edwin Shilton. She and Tom were married April 23, 1954. Their eternal honeymoon was interrupted for two years as Tom served a mission for the LDS Church in England and Lorraine continued to teach in Santa Barbara. In 1956 Lorraine sailed on the Queen Mary ocean liner to England to retrieve Tom from his missionary duties. They toured Europe together, including the homes of many of their English and Welsh ancestors, sparking in them a shared love of family history and travel. Returning home the Shilton's settled in Oxnard, then Ventura, California. There they raised their family and started the business in which they worked together for many years. Lorraine loved her 52 years in Ventura. She loved being close to the sea. She loved the many friends she had there and community ties that she enjoyed.
She loved serving as an ordinance worker in the Los Angeles Temple. She considered her greatest achievement in life to be raising her two sons. She loved them and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Gale. She is survived by her husband Tom and by three brothers and sisters-in-law: Noal and Claudine, Lynn and Mariet, Val and Patty, and a sister and brother-in-law: Colleen and Dennis Gailey; by two sons and daughters-in-law: Paul and Rachel, and Hartley and Heather; three grandsons: Ryan, Dylan and Eli plus one granddaughter Sofi.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m. at the Brighton Second Ward, 2925 East Bengal Blvd., Salt Lake City. A viewing will be at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund, pef.lds.org. Condolences may be sent to goffmortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 19, 2014
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