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Elisabeth Elaine Sheltry Jenkins

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Elisabeth Elaine Sheltry Jenkins

August 10, 1936 - September 1, 2018 - Born in Windsor VT to Katharine Humphreys and Raymond Sheltry, her family moved throughout New England eventually settling in Burlington VT where Liz would attend high-school as part of the class of 1955. She married Don Jenkins in 1960, settling in South Burlington where they raised their family. Years later they moved to Bolton Valley living on the mountain in a home they had built. Summering on Squam lake, Holderness NH, then moving to Teton Valley Idaho for more than 10 years. They returned to Burlington in 2014.

Liz passed away after a brief illness while living at the Arbors in Shelburne. She lived a full life with her husband Don Jenkins. Together they raised three sons; Donald Jr (Burlington), George (Richmond) and Peter (Jackson Wyoming). They also played a significant role in the upbringing of two grandson's, Christopher and Tyler. Many others have expressed the positive influence Liz and Don had in their lives, more than one stating, I am a better person for having had them in my life.

Liz was pre-deceased by her husband of 57 years, Don, her mother Katherine, father Raymond and brother Bud Sheltry. Additionally, she leaves behind her third grandson, Parker, son of Pete and wife Christine. Her sister Janet and husband John Bossi, brother Ernest Sheltry, nieces; Linda Sheltry, Elisabeth Bossi, Barbara Moore, Susan Thibeault, Joann Stich and nephew Ernest Sheltry Jr. From Don's family; brother in-law Richard and wife Nina Jenkins, nieces and nephews; Chris Jenkins, Turney Munson, Susan Luba, Kevin Jenkins, Kent Jenkins. There are many grand-nieces and nephews on both sides of the family and friends from her long life too.

A memorial gathering will be held in Claremont NH on 9/29, please contact the family for details. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a charitable donation in Liz's name to your local animal shelter or Planned Parenthood. The family may be reached via email at [email protected], more at:
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 16, 2018
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