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The Western Star, May 2, 1968.

Death Comes to Paul E. Shelley

Paul E. Shelley, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. R. A. I. Shelley, died April 20, 1968 at the Barton Memorial Hospital at Lake Tahoe, Nev. He was 62, born in Highway, Ky., in 1905.

Paul was a graduate of Coldwater high school and of Oklahoma State College, Alva, Okla. Most of his working years were spent in selling and he was truly a "master of the art." During the last three years he was associated with his brother, Jack, and his son, Rudy, in the drug business at Stateline, Nev., and Bijou, Calif., at Lake Tahoe.

Paul married Thelma Shultz of Coldwater, who preceded him in death December 1963. They lived and raised their three sons in Pueblo, Colo. Rex, the oldest received his doctor's degree in education, University of Denver, Colo., and is now head of the Education Department, Nebraska State, Peru, Nebr.

Donald received his B. S. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, majoring in history and physical education. He is now a coach at Colorado Springs. The success of his football season resulted in his being chosen as "coach of the year."

Rudy also graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a degree in pharmacy. He has since been associated with is uncle, Jack Shelley, being co-owner of the Bilou, Calif., drug store.

Paul, is also survived by nine grandchildren. Rex has three: Robin, Thomas, and Paul Everett, who is two weeks old; Donald has four children, Maurita, Henry, Michael, and Lisa. The children of Rudy are Kimberly and Jay.

A memorial service was held at the Community Presbyterian church at Lake Tahoe Nev., April 22, at 2 p.m. Burial took place in Pueblo, Colo., following a second memorial service at the Davis Mortuary Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m.

Friends wishing to make contributions to Paul's memory may do so through their local cancer fund.

Paul was a great outdoors man, being an avid fisherman and hunter.


Affirmation Of Love For Paul.

"Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold but let God remold your mind from within." This quotation from Saint Paul exemplifies the creed by which our loved one lived. He was a free spirit in this life and we bless and lift him up in love as he moves on to his new experience. We recognize God as life and God as eternal and we realize that there is no death, only life forever moving this is a time of rejoicing as he moved in his spiritual body into another room in his Father's house. The presence of God surrounds him as he moves from "glory to glory." We know that God is where he is, and God is what he is for he is made in the image and likeness of God. God is life and he is one with it and God is love and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God. God is light, the one eternal light that lightens every man that cometh into the world. So in his immortal, spiritual body we think of him with love, we think of him in the newness of life; we think of him surrounded and infused with the light of God, the light that guides him on his way into this new and glorious dimension of life and love.


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