Dorothy Lucille Althouse Shelton(1922 - 2014)

Dorothy Lucille Althouse Shelton passed away peacefully at Yuma Nursing Center on Friday evening, May 10, 2014. Dorothy was born in Marion, Ohio on March 26, 1922 to Allen and Edna Althouse. Following graduation from high school in Marion, Dorothy met and married George Shelton. In August of 1945, George, Dorothy, and infant son, Bob moved to Yuma. An uncle was able to get George a job on the railroad where he continued to work until retiring as crew dispatcher. Dorothy was a bookkeeper for Dr. William A. Phillips and then for Melon Farms until her retirement. She raised three sons, Robert, Richard and David while working full-time. In retirement, Dorothy spent hours driving older church members to doctor's appointments, grocery shopping, and endless errands until she was no longer able to drive. Dorothy was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Yuma. She served as Elder, Deacon, Treasurer and wedding coordinator at various times. Dorothy was a member of Eastern Star and supported her husband when he was active in the Masonic Lodge.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, George Howard Shelton; brother, Myron Althouse. She is survived by her sons, Robert of Yuma, Richard (Donna) of Tucson, and David (Janice) of Parker, AZ; four grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Johnson Mortuary, 1415 S. 1st Avenue, Yuma. Services will be at First Presbyterian Church, 598 South Seventh Avenue, Yuma at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 with burial to follow at Desert Lawn Cemetery, 1415 S. 1st Avenue, Yuma. A light lunch will be served at the church following interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Memorial Fund of First Presbyterian Church of Yuma, 598 South 7th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364 or a .

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Published in The Yuma Sun on May 13, 2014