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Barbara Shelton

Barbara Shelton

Monday, March 3rd, 1924 Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

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Obituary for Barbara Ruth Shelton (Nilson)

Barbara Ruth Shelton, 95, of Hudson, died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Ansley Place in Nashua. She was born on March 3, 1924 in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Leslie H. and Ethel (Stewart) Nilson.

She was the wife of the late Franklin H. Shelton who died on November 29, 2001. They were married on October 8, 1943 in Boston, MA.

Prior to her retirement, Barbara worked in sales at J C. Penney.

Barbara truly enjoyed decorating and re-decorating for every season and holiday. She was also a past-member of the Eastern Star.

Along with her parents, Leslie and Ethel, and husband, Franklin, she was predeceased by a son, David, and a daughter, Linda.

She is survived by three children, Franklin Shelton, Jr. and wife Marjorie, Barbara Bouley and husband Raymond, and Douglas Shelton and companion Jennifer Torpey; twelve grandchildren, Jonathan, Kenneth, Stephanie, David, Gregory, Joshua, Jeffrey, Ryan, Taylor, Corey, Daniel, and Rhiannon; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Beverly Cataldo and husband Jack and Mariam Pendola.

SERVICES: Visitation will be held at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street in Nashua on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 4-7pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main Street in Nashua on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10am. Interment prayers and burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to Home Health and Hospice Care, 7 Executive Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Davis Funeral Home
    One Lock Street
    Nashua, New Hampshire
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    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    The Church of the Good Shepard
    214 Main Street
    Nashua, New Hampshire
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    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    Rev. Michael Greene
  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Edgewood Cemetery
    107 Amherst Street
    Nashua, NH
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    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

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Kerri Goolsby

Barbara, Ray, Josh, Jeff and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I hope your many memories keep your hearts warm on the coldest of days.
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Deedee Lee

Barbara and Ray, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.. Our deepest condolences.
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