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Mildred Ora Dabbs Shelton
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1909
Okemah
Okfuskee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 2011
Cupertino
Santa Clara County
California, USA

SHELTON, ORA MILDRED of Campbell, CA passed away on October 7, 2011 at the age of 102. Mildred was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on September 1, 1909 and lived in Cupertino since 1955 until recently in 2010. Mildred and her husband Velt were married in Oklahoma and started their family with four children being born before they came to California from the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma in 1936 where they settled in Campbell. Over the next few years, from 1937 to 1949, four more children were born for a total of eight children.

Mildred worked along side Velt in the canneries in Campbell to help support their growing family. She became a member of the Campbell Seventh-Day Adventist Church in 1937 and was very active in the Dorcas Society, the community services of the church, mending clothing and making quilts to give to those in need. Later in life she worked as a nurse's aide for a convalescent home in Cupertino, California and also worked as a private caregiver for the elderly. She was a good example to her children and everyone she came in contact with. Her family will miss her very much.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Roosevelt Shelton, her son James Vern Shelton, her son T.R. Shelton, her son William Eugene Shelton, and her granddaughter, Debbie Shelton. She is survived by her daughter Leah Novakovich from Saratoga, CA, her daughter Lynn Bedford from Keene, Texas, her son Dennis Shelton from Cupertino, CA, her daughter Sue Freligh from Sonora, CA, and her daughter Sarah Karcich from Salinas, CA. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren. Her funeral will be Sunday, October 16, 2011 with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. and the memorial service at 3:30 p.m. at the Campbell Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 600 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA with the reception following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos Almaden Road, San Jose, CA.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Pleasant Dabbs (1871 - 1955)
  Alma Anna Coffman Dabbs (1879 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Theodore Roosevelt Shelton (1901 - 1977)
 
 Children:
  William Eugene Shelton (1926 - 2005)*
  Theodore Roosevelt Shelton (1930 - 1989)*
  James Vern Shelton (1937 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Effie Otha Dabbs McCulley (1898 - 1998)*
  Bessie Fredona Dabbs Williams (1899 - 1987)*
  Forest Eugene Dabbs (1907 - 1944)*
  Mildred Ora Dabbs Shelton (1909 - 2011)
  Ruby Eudora Dabbs (1911 - 2008)*
  Erma Lois Dabbs Wilson (1913 - 2001)*
  Audley Alice Dabbs (1914 - 2010)*
  Irene Opal Dabbs Aaron (1916 - 2005)*
  Hazel Dorothy Dabbs (1918 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Los Gatos Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
Created by: Christopher Aaron
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79484880
Mildred Ora <i>Dabbs</i> Shelton
Added by: Christopher Aaron
 
Mildred Ora <i>Dabbs</i> Shelton
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Mildred Ora <i>Dabbs</i> Shelton
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Rest in eternal Peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
 
 
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