James Stafford Shelton

SEATTLE, Washington

1931 - 2017


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James Stafford SheltonBorn in Ketchikan, Alaska on June 23, 1931 to James and Augusta Shelton. Died May 19, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings William Michael, Harry Arthur, and Margaret Charlotte. He is survived by Janet Ann (Currie), his loving...

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I was fortunate to be in Mr. Shelton's sixth grade class at Coe Elementary his first year of teaching. He and Mrs. Clark, another 6th grade teacher, would always have a friendly competition when Lincoln and Queen Anne would play football against each other. Mrs. Clark's husband was the football coach at Queen Anne High School. I remember how kind Mr. Shelton was to our class. I have fond memories of my 6th grade year.

Remembering back to my childhood Mr. Shelton always had a smile to share and a kind word to give. He was one of the cool dads in the neighborhood, plus he drove a great car.

My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time.

I remember Jim so fondly from when I worked with him at United Way. He was such a trickster. I enjoyed playing tricks on him as well as his playing tricks on me. Jim was such a caring person who loved his family so very much. He had such a twinkle in his eye when he would talk about his family with us at work. Please know that even though he will be missed so terribly here on earth, I am sure he is smiling down on all of us from his well deserved place in Heaven even as I write this.

I would like extend our condolences on behalf of the Lincoln High School Class of 1949. Jim was one of our own: a true Lincoln Lynx.

Don Ford
Class Rep. '49

I have such fond memories of Jim when he and I worked together at United Way. He was such a prankster and I enjoyed playing tricks on him as well as enjoying the tricks he played on all of us. I know he loved his family so very much and I know they will miss him dearly. Stay strong and know that he is smiling down on all of us from his well earned place in heaven.

God bless,
Charlene Linvog