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Beverly Jeanne Shelton

June 27, 1932 — December 10, 2023

Beverly Jeanne Shelton

Born in Spokane Washington June 27, 1932 to Adolph and Ruth West

 Beverly passed away peacefully in Lake Stevens Washington on December 10, 2023

 She spent her youth very much involved in school and the school band where she played the clarinet. She was also involved with Sons of Norway and their band, as well as the drill team with her sister Katie. She joined the Sons of Norway in 1948 and was a life time member with the Leif Erikson Lodge. Towards the end of her life she couldn’t remember what she had for breakfast, lunch or dinner but she could still sing the Norwegian National Anthem by memory.

In Spokane, she met the love of her life. A rambunctious young man who was working at the gas station across from her house. Beverly and Harry married March 9, 1952.

 After they got married, they moved to Edmonds where they raised their 3 children and lived for 60 years. They then moved to Lake Stevens to be closer to the family.

 Bev was very involved in her kid’s sports and was always the best cheerleader for them. She loved the Sounders and had a love hate relationship with the Seahawks. She also became a fan of the Kraken as she was an usher for the Spokane Chiefs Hockey team in her youth.   She was also very athletic and competitive as well. Many hard-fought battles occurred in the back yard after she taught her kids how to play badminton. 

 Bev belonged to the Puget Sound Camera Club for many years and won several awards for her photography. With her artistic eye, everything was a subject for her photos. 

 She enjoyed the outdoors and spent many years on camping trips exploring the country from Florida to Alaska with Harry.

 Bev and Harry loved going to the ocean and razor clam digging. Mom most enjoyed collecting shells, rocks and driftwood from the beach to admire and display around their house. She hoped that someday someone else would enjoy her treasures as much as her, so Suzie gets to haul it all back to Florida in honor of her wish. 

 Beverly was a true artist. She had many hand carvings from Horses to Roosters. She had many drawings and crafty art work to hang on the walls. She could turn anything into art including rocks, sticks, driftwood, flowers, cardboard, glass…All she needed was paint, glue, some sandpaper, scissors and her imagination.

 Bev and Harry spent most of their time with friends and family. From bowling leagues in their youth to card clubs, camping clubs, traveling, gold panning and anything that kept them active.

 Beverly is survived by:

Children - Allan Shelton and his wife Susan, Steven Shelton and his wife Sylvia, Suzan Brownell and her husband David

 Grand Children - Samantha Love, Josef Shelton and his wife Tina, Lora Peterson and her husband Wayne, Ryan Shelton

 Great Grand Children - Camryn Dietrich, Maison Barkley, Devyn Barkley, Paityn Love, Victor Shelton, Carl Shelton, Owen Shelton, Veronica Peterson, Betty Peterson, Charlie Peterson

 A memorial dedicated to the celebration of the life of Beverly Jeanne Shelton will be held at Zion Lutheran School, 3923 103rd Ave SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258. Join this happy event on May 4, 2024 at 1:00pm to spend time basking in the wonderful memories we have of Beverly. There will be fellowship, stories, and grins, as well as snacks and drinks. There is no need for formal, somber clothes. We request that what you wear matches the cheerful spirit of the gathering. 

 Thank You,

The Shelton Family

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