|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1953|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 2010|
SALISBURY -- Denise Hope Chelton, 57, of Salisbury passed away Monday, June 28, 2010, peacefully at her home following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Crisfield on Feb. 10, 1953, she was a daughter of Maureen Sterling Ward of Salisbury and the late Jerry Tyler.
A graduate of Crisfield High School class of 1971, she was a graduate of Mount Sinai Nursing School in Towson, Md., and constantly pursued further education in her nursing career.
She was an excellent, dedicated and hard-working nurse, working first at the former Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury for several years, then at Deer's Head Hospital Center for 24 years and finally returned to Peninsula Regional Medical Center until her illness in 2002.
She enjoyed cooking, working in her rose gardens and playing piano. She was also a loved and devoted mother and "Mi-Mi." She loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren and also looked forward to having lunch with her girlfriends.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin Guy Chelton of Salisbury; her mother, Maureen Sterling Ward of Salisbury; two daughters, Jessica Hope Cook and her husband, Chuck, and their children, Aidan Richard Cook and Ryan Elizabeth Cook of Salisbury and Melissa Anne Chelton and her fiance, Derick Cline, and their children, Peyton Marie Cline and Reagan Hope Cline of Salisbury; her mother-in-law, Doris Carmine Chelton of Salisbury; her pet dog, "Bogey;" and one additional grandson on the way.
Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Grover Richard Ward.
Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 at Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home in Crisfield. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Crisfield. Pastors Stephen Willing and Sally Russum will officiate. Interment will follow in Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter, 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 100, Hunt Valley, Md. 21031.
Created by: Gen🌹Sher
Record added: Aug 01, 2010
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