LaVonne Shelton
1938 - 2014
LaVonne Shelton

LaVonne (Vonnie) was born on May 7, 1938 to Abraham and Mary Evenstad Nelson in Bottineau, ND. She died on August 30, 2014 after a long "struggle" with rheumatic heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

She graduated from Dakota Lutheran Academy, Minot, ND, in 1957 and then moved to Minneapolis, MN, where she worked for five years at Augsburg Publishing. In 1962, LaVonne moved to Seattle, WA where she worked for almost 30 years in the banking system - Rainier Bank, later Bank of America. On disability retirement since 1991, she has made her home in Brier, WA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Alma Tonneson Nelson; sister, Lauretta Mundy.

LaVonne is survived by her husband of 37 years, Del Shelton, Bothell, WA; step-daughter, Lisa Burd; grandchildren - Scott Powell, Amber Wintermute, Davyd Powell, and Zoe Powell; Sisters - Evelyn Kriz, Denver, CO; Ramona (Neil) Hultman, Sturgis, SD; EdnaMae (Harvey) Olufson-Smith, Edmonds, WA, and brother Carlyle Nelson, Bottineau, ND; several nieces and nephews.

LaVonne's body has been accepted by the University of Washington Medical Center for research which was her wish. A memorial service to celebrate LaVonne's life will be held at 11am, Saturday, Sept. 6 at Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood. Memorials are suggested for Foss Home VILLAGE. Thank you to the super staff there for the past 21/2 years and also the terrific night staff at Swedish/Edmonds at the time of her death.
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Published by The Seattle Times from Sep. 2 to Sep. 3, 2014.
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2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood, WA
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I worked with LaVonne at NBofC. She was a beautiful person...kind, funny, smart. When I first met her she was dead set against dogs of any kind. They were not to be in her super clean house! Fast forward, after she married Dell, they acquired Holly and then Benjamin, two gorgeous golden retrievers. The world revolved around these dogs. LaVonne even had portraits painted on them. Talk about a 180° change in doggie attitude.

Tim & I have wonderful memories camping with the Sheltons. LaVonne kept a neat and tidy camp, and she served the BEST meals. She taught me so much. She gave me my very first set of bath towels when I got married 47 yrs ago. I still have them and save them only for special guests. I'm sorry I lost touch but I often thought of her. Thanks to Google I found her. I'm sorry a few years too late, but never forgotten (just wanted the family to know).
Grace (& Tim) O'Sullivan
July 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Vonnie's passing.
Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
She was a delightful person and I did
enjoy the time we spent together. Always
cheerful and gracious.
Penny Sadis
September 5, 2014
( X-NBC-RNB Newsletter: LaVonne was one of the original employees that established the Washington State Fiscal Agency Department at NBofC in 1971. The department was formed when our bank was awarded the contract to become the paying agent for all municipal bonds sold by the State of Washington and it's municipalities. When I transferred to Corporate Trust as manager of the Fiscal Agency Department in 1972, LaVonne was a world of help to me, the department and the bank. She was a wonderful person and an excellent employee. Jack VanLeuven)
X-NBC-RNB Newsletter Jack VanLeuven
September 4, 2014
Losing a loved one is never easy. May the love of God and friends give your family solace and peace during your time of great sorrow.
September 2, 2014
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