Ellen K. McDonald Shelton passed away and went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ June 10th, 2019. She was born in Battiest, OK on December 21, 1940, one of 7 children born to Alta Perrin McDonald and John Marvin McDonald. Ellen met and eloped with the love of her life, Alfred Norman Shelton on August 3, 1957, married in Marshall, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Norman Shelton; her parents, Marvin and Alta McDonald, brothers Orville, Melvin and Doug, sisters Marvell, Geneva and Jan and brother in law and sister in law, Allen and Betty Shelton.
Ellen is survived by her loving children, Lane Shelton and wife Marcia, Jeff Shelton and wife Sandra, Lisa Shelton Francis and husband Billy. Grandchildren Jennifer Shelton Biela and husband Shaun, Dianna Shelton Heiner and husband Dayle, Matthew and Philip Shelton, Rowdy Francis and wife Rachel, Evan and Emma Francis; Great grandchildren Alyssa and Zane Biela, Ty Heiner and Finn Francis. Also, nieces Lori Shelton McCormick and Nancy Shelton Miller.
As a military wife, Ellen spent many years providing support for her husband and family as they traveled to new places like Bosier City, LA and Kenai, Alaska. Ellen and Norm were founding members of the First Baptist Church of Universal City in 1966. She also taught PreK and Sunday School at the church before leaving the area as military life took them to Kenai, Alaska. The family returned to the Universal City area in 1971. Ellen pursued her education, graduating with a GED in 1977 and then her nursing degree as an LVN afterwards. She served many children as the school nurse for Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD for over 20 years. She was a member of Cibolo Valley Baptist Church for many years.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 16th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Schertz Funeral Home. Services will begin at 4:00 P.M. immediately following the viewing. Interment will be Monday, June 17th at 11:00 AM at Ft. Sam Houston Pavilion 1. A vehicle procession will depart Schertz Funeral Home at 10:15 AM.
In lieu of flowers please donate in memory of Ellen Shelton to the Gideons International.