Doris Pauline Simpson was born May 25, 1931, in Niwot, Colo., to George and Josephine (Barnard) Simpson. She was raised in Niwot, and at an early age, the family moved to Hayden, where she attended school.
Doris married Donald Shelton on June 5, 1949, in Hayden. They lived in various places in the country following Donald's work, including Seattle, South Dakota, Florida, Texas and California.
Following his retirement in 1985 they moved to Montrose. Two years later they moved to Battlement Mesa, where they resided until just a few months ago.
Doris worked as a telephone operator early in her life and then was a CNA in later years.
Doris was a very creative lady, who enjoyed handiwork including sewing, crocheting, macrame and doing word puzzles. Doris was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served in the offices of that organization.
Doris died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 75.
Doris is survived by her husband Donald Shelton of Grand Junction; daughters Josephine and her husband Mike Whiteis of Marysville, Wash., and Diana Lynne Shelton of Sacramento, Calif.; grandchildren Christopher Lynn McGuire, Paul Samuel Shelton and Alison Emilee Meier; great grandson Kaleb McGuire; sister Betty Jo and her husband Bill Doolin of Hayden; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Kenneth, Eugene, James and Ray Simpson.
Graveside Services were held Wednesday at the Hayden Cemetery with Pastor Janet officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association in care of Grant Mortuary.