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Mary Shelton

September 17, 1932 — January 16, 2018

Mary Patricia Shelton, 85, of Jerome passed away January 16, 2018. She was born September 17, 1932 in Seattle, Washington to Laurance Joseph Dougherty and Mary Gertrude (Morrow)  Dougherty.  After receiving her high school diploma from Lincoln High School in Seattle she completed a few years at the University of Washington.

She moved to Anaheim, California in 1958 and worked for the Anaheim School District. She was roommates with her best friend, Margaret Shelton, and met her twin brother, Joseph Shelton, whom she married on June 23, 1962. She then worked for the City of Anaheim from which she retired. After retiring, she and Joseph traveled for 20 years all across North America with friends, Margaret and Jose Manzanares and Dorothy Loveless. They then moved to Washington for a  period of time before settling in Jerome, Idaho for the last six years. Mary was a faithful member of the Catholic church.

Mary enjoyed reading, traveling, puzzles, spoiling her grandchildren, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Mary is survived by her children, Robert (Diane); Tim; Patrick (Susan); and Matthew (Gypsie); her grandchildren, Sabrina, Meghan, Nicole, and Peyton; and her favorite dog, Max.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; and her best friend (Joseph's twin sister), Margaret.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome.

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