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Gwenith Greene "Gweny" Orr Sheldon
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1919
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 2009
Montezuma County
Colorado, USA

Gwenith Greene Orr Sheldon, 89, formerly of Colorado Springs and more recently of Del Norte, Colorado passed away in peace on April 25, 2009 at her son's home in Cortez.

Born December 16, 1919, in Lincoln, Nebraska, she was the youngest child of Dr. H. Winnett and Grace Douglass Orr and the wife of the late Dr. Keith W. Sheldon.

She was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority; she remained a loyal "Husker" supporter. "Gweny" was a long-time volunteer at St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary in Colorado Springs and the Rio Grande County Museum in Del Norte. She loved gardening, bird feeding, antiques and researching the family history.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Douglass O. and Brian P. Gwenith is survived by daughter, Allison L. (Ric Dudley) Sheldon of Fort Collins, and sons, Keith W. Jr. of Geilo, Norway, Matthew B. (Debra) of Cortez, Bruce W. of Crestone, and Steven A. of Center, as well as four grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen and the cremains will be placed in the family plot at the Del Norte Cemetery at a later date, with graveside services to be announced.

Donations may be made in her name to the Rio Grande County Museum in Del Norte, Colorado.

Family links: 
  Hiram Winnett Orr (1877 - 1956)
  Grace Douglass Orr (1882 - 1962)
  Infant Orr (1906 - 1906)*
  Infant Orr (1912 - 1912)*
  Gwenith Greene Orr Sheldon (1919 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Del Norte Cemetery
Del Norte
Rio Grande County
Colorado, USA
Plot: J9 sp 2
Maintained by: Jonathan Omholt
Originally Created by: Andrena's Daughter
Record added: May 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37133912
Gwenith Greene Gweny <i>Orr</i> Sheldon
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- Andrena's Daughter
 Added: May. 15, 2009

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