Colleen Jones Shelley

Colleen Jones Shelley

Bicknell, Utah - Colleen Jones Shelley, age 90, stalwart, loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully from this life to the waiting arms of loved ones on February 13, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Teasdale, Utah. Colleen was born August 15, 1929 in Torrey Utah and was a lifelong resident of Wayne County. She was the daughter of Isaac Rulon and Rebecca May Allen Jones, the 4th child of 15 children. She grew up in Torrey and received her general education at the old rock school house and graduated from Wayne High School. Upon graduation, she moved to Salt Lake City where she worked and studied to become a cosmetologist. She met Arnold Otis Shelley, a dashing young soldier from Kentucky, who was stationed at the Fort Douglas Army Base. They were married in Salt Lake City on June 28, 1952, were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and sealed eternally in the Manti Temple on June 28, 2007. Otis passed away April 3, 2006. Colleen retired from Capitol Reef National Park in 1995 following 22 years of service. She loved her job where her tenure was the longest of any maintenance employee at the Park. She was an avid quilter and has hand stitched hundreds of miles of warmth, beauty and love. The family would like to express a heart-felt thank you to Hospice Care for their services and “Mary” for her loving care and in helping mother to sing. We would also like to express our deep love and gratitude to our sister Sharlene for her dedicated care of Mother. Colleen is survived by her daughters, Judy Mae Hunt of Roy; Sharlene Menefee of Teasdale; Renee and Randall Rasmussen of Missoula, MT; her sons, Steven and Jewell Shelley of North Salt Lake; and Hayle Shelley of Bicknell; 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter; her sisters, Audrey DeLeeuw of Lyman; Iris Brinkerhoff of Idaho Falls, ID; Lydia Torgerson of Richfield; Carrie Davis of Eurika, CA; Maretta Smith of Canyon County, CA; Verna Rollins of Riverdale; Rula Goniotakis of Stirling, AK; her brothers Allen Jones of Teasdale; Stanley Jones of Pilot Mound, IA; and Gary Jones of West Valley City. Colleen is preceded in death by her loving companion, Otis; a son Stanley Arnold Shelley; grandchildren, Cody Carlson and Celeste Carlson; sons-in-law, Douglas Hunt and Robert Menefee; her parents, Rulon and Rebecca Jones, sisters, Juneve Ostberg, Remola Woolsey, Gladys Johnson, and a brother Newell Jones. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Thurber LDS Ward Chapel in Bicknell, where friends may call for viewing from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM prior to the services. Burial will be in the Bicknell Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
August 15, 1929 - February 13, 202008/15/192902/13/2020
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Bicknell, Utah - Colleen Jones Shelley, age 90, stalwart, loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully from this life to the waiting arms of loved ones on February 13, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Teasdale, Utah. Colleen was born August 15, 1929 in Torrey Utah and was a lifelong resident of Wayne County. She was the daughter of Isaac Rulon and Rebecca May Allen Jones, the 4th child of 15 children. She grew up in Torrey and received her general education at th...

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