Mildred Jean Cole Shelton

RANGER – Mildred Jean Cole Shelton, age 90, went home to Heaven and the arms of her husband and son.  Services will be at 1 pm Monday, January 21, 2019 at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo, Texas.  Family and friends will gather from 5-7:00 pm Sunday, January 20 at Edwards Funeral Home, 211 Pine Street, Ranger, TX.

Mildred was born February 9, 1928 in Strawn, TX to Edward Leonard and Lula Pearl Sandlin Cole and grew up in the Strawn area.  On May 9th, 1945 she married Harrold Luther “Jack” Shelton and spent
the next 66 years by his side until his death in 2012.  Mildred was a bookkeeper and loved working with people.   She was a member of the Eastern Star and a Baptist. She was a very well put together lady, always looking her best.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jack,  her only child, a son, Jack Cole Shelton who passed away 1994. Mildred was the youngest of 13 children who have all preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by a beloved niece Kay Scibek.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a host of loving friends.

The family wishes to thank the Ranger Care Center for taking such good care of their dear Aunt and for loving her as their own.

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5 Responses to "Mildred Jean Cole Shelton"

  1. Barbee Brownlee   January 22, 2019 at 6:42 AM

    My sweet friend! I miss her so much we have had lots of fun over the years and became very close she would be sitting by my door waiting for me on mondays! She loved to look pretty! I know she is all hugged up to Jack and Cole now and smiling from ear to ear!

  2. Pamela Phillips   January 21, 2019 at 6:17 AM

    This lady was so special to me and so many others ….the last of the Golden Girls. Many will know what I’m talking about. Bingo will never be the same at RCC Love you Mildred Jean RIP 🙏🏻

  3. Sandra   January 20, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Loved her so much. Had the pleasure of knowing her for many years as well as her coming to my beauty shop for several years. Her smile would light up a room. RIP sweet Jean.

  4. Katrina key   January 20, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    It was a pleasure taking care of Mrs. Mildred. She was always full of life. She knew how to keep a smile even when she didn’t feel so well! Sure gonna miss you!

  5. Judy   January 20, 2019 at 3:04 AM

    Was Such A Honor and Privilege Taking Care of Mildred. She Always had A Beautiful Contagious Smile And Laughter She Was Well Loved And Will Be Deeply Missed!