John T. Shelby

passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 22, 2019, from an apparent heart attack. John, 50, was an estate law attorney and CPA with law firm Hillman & Shelby, practicing in Tucson for 18 years. He is survived by his four children: Taylor 23, Jenae 18, Kennedy 14 and Fiona 5. He leaves his partner, Amy Loney, mother of his youngest Fiona, and his former wife, Teresa Boden, mother of his three older children. Also surviving are his mother, Gail P. Shelby; brother, Steven Shelby and sister, Suzanne Shelby Maki. His father, Thomas W. Shelby, preceded him in death on November 14, 2019. A 1991 graduate of the University of Arizona with a B.S. in accounting, John attained a juris doctor in 2000, also from the UofA. John was a member of the Arizona Bar Association and Southern Arizona Estate Planners Association. John's lively spirit and tremendous sideline enthusiasm will be greatly missed.A Funeral Mass will be offered at St Thomas the Apostle Church, 5105 N. Valley View Road on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with reception to follow in Parish Hall. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 5, 2020.
Funeral Mass
St Thomas the Apostle Church
5105 N. Valley View Road
Funeral services provided by:
Bring's Broadway Chapel
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My sincere sympathy to Amy his family, and Katrina. I just saw this tonight and was shocked. Rest in peace John.
Tom Storin
December 22, 2020
I was shocked and saddened to hear of John's untimely passing. My sister and I are glad to have known John and grateful for his kindness to my mother, Lois Kulakowski. My heart goes out to your family as you grieve this tragic loss.
Susan Vargas
January 13, 2020
John was a great friend and valued high school and college classmate. We will all miss his awesome smile and positive outlookhe always had a nice word to say when you saw him. We visited together at our 30th reunion and I was reminded of how special he was to all of us. To his family please know that he loved all of you deeply and spoke about each of you to everybody. We've truly lost someone special but I'm thankful for the time we had together and the wonderful memories. Rest In Peace my friend.
Cody Barden
January 8, 2020
Gail, with undeniable shock, losing your son and just a short time ago your husband, we humbly offer our condolences to you and your grieving family. We will pray for understanding and strength during this unimaginable sad time.
Bob and Val Dillon
January 6, 2020
I was shocked to hear of John's passing. I will miss him and his advice through the years. Condolences to his family.
Arrah Jane Hill
January 6, 2020
We shocked and saddened to hear of John's sudden passing. In the 20 plus years we had know John, both personally and professionally, he was always supportive and enthusiastic. We miss him greatly.
Connie & Ian Shalek
January 5, 2020
My Condolences to the Shelby family on your loss.May God comfort you during this difficult time.
January 5, 2020
I am so shocked and saddened by his passing. John was the PERFECT college roommate. Believe me when I say there was no more enthusiastic and committed fan of U of A sports than my fellow Wildcat trumpet player, John. Some of my happiest and life-long memories are of John and his friendship during high school and college. He taught me how to cheer, how to study, and how to enjoy life. I will miss you my friend.
Lyle McKinley
January 4, 2020