Obituary of Dennis Shelton |

Obituary of Dennis Shelton

Dennis Shelton

Dennis L. Shelton passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Bakersfield, Calif.

The memorial service for Dennis will be at 11 a.m. at River Lakes Church on Sat., Sept. 6.

Dennis was born June 9, 1941, in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Leslie and Jessica Shelton. Dennis graduated from Bear River High School at Garland, Utah, and earned a degree in electronics yechnology from Idaho State University.

His early work experience was in construction and as an electrician. He began a career in television Broadcast Production, in the equipment manufacturing industry in 1980.

Dennis was employed by Grass Valley Group where he finished out his career as a regional marketing manager.

Dennis served in the U.S. Army from 1958-60. He enjoyed coaching his daughter’s softball team. During his time with Grass Valley Group, Dennis and Sylvia lived in Texas where he became a team roper, raised cattle and farmed hay. More recently Dennis enjoyed square dancing and tennis with his wife Sylvia. He was also an avid golfer and a member at the Stockdale Country Club in Bakersfield.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Sylvia Shelton and his children, Denise (Gary) Marsing, Margaret (Wade) Stocking, Lou Ann Rodgers, Shane (Hollie) Shelton all from Utah and Dawn (Duane) Miller from Ark.; step-children, Gary (Chris) Smith, Ron (Sandi) Smith, Julie (Pat) McDermott, Steve (Cindy) Smith; siblings, Les, Gary and Allan Shelton and Linda Beeman.

Dennis was loved by 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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