Pearl Darlene Shelton

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    - Donna Boyle
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    - Mary Shepard
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January 14, 1944 ~ July 5, 2018

Pearl Darlene Cloud Shelton, 74, of Battle Ground, WA, passed away peacefully at home with her daughters by her side on July 5, 2018 after a short, but courageous battle with neuroendocrine carcinoma. She was born in Kalispell, MT on January 14, 1944 to Cecil and Elise (Luke) Cloud.
She worked for Bemis Bag Co. as a graphic artist, retiring after 35+ years.
Pearl was a very artistic women who had a deep love for crafts, painting and her family, whom she loved very much.
On July 14, 1962, she married the love of her life, Fred Shelton. Together they raised their family in Hockinson, WA before retiring and fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming snowbirds and traveling the states visiting with family and friends.
Pearl had a beautiful sole and was one of the kindest, most loving, caring, and supportive mothers who loved unconditionally with her whole heart.
The best gifts in her life were family and friends whom she loved deeply.
Pearl is survived by her companion pug, Dixie Darlin'; her two daughters, Robyn (Scott), Roxann (Craig); grandchildren, Meladi (David), Forrest (Amanda), Justin (Kristen), Tom (Nicole), Joe (Karen); great-grandsons, Reilly and Conner and one great-grandchild due in February 2019; three sisters, two brothers and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors and neighborhood adopted grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Fred; granddaughter Melissa; her parents and five siblings.
The family would like to give a special thank you to her Kaiser Hospice nurses, Sarah, Ariel and Lanette. You are special ladies and we will be forever grateful for the care that you provided.
There will be a memorial service at Grace Community Church on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a graveside service at Evergreen Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m.

"Her incredible strength and commitment
to her family and friends allowed her to remain positive in the face of adversity."

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Published in The Columbian on July 10, 2018