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Obituary for Robert Pearce Shelton

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Robert Pearce Shelton

July 20, 1933 - February 25, 2014

The long goodbye is finally over for Pearce; he graduated to heaven! He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005. He was born July 20, 1933 in Salt Lake City where he spent most of his youth.
Pearce met Nancy Ivins at East High School. He played or watched any sport. He served an LDS Mission in Western Canada in 1953 – 1956. He married Nancy Friday the 13th, 1956 in the SLC Temple and celebrated every Friday the 13th for the next 58 years.
He had 7 children: Stacy, Holly(deceased), Scott (Stacy), Brett (Joy), Wendy (Ian) Forrest, Tiffany (Kent) Halterman, Melinda; 19 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.
He was the first Bishop in the Washington Terrace 9th ward where he helped build the building. He served on the High Council in the Terrace View Stake. He also served in the Ogden Temple for 6 years between LDS missions to Boston, Mass., Cove Fort, and Mt. View girls camp.
He graduated from East High in 1951, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the U of U, and a Masters Degree in communications from BYU.
Pearce worked for the telephone company for 33 years. He started as a janitor and ended in management. He drove truck for C.R. England for fun. Then he was Washington Terrace City Manager for 7 years.
He loved skiing – was ski patrol & ski instructor at Snow Basin. He was so excited to turn 75 and get a free season pass. He was happy to do any sport and kept his clubs and racquets in the trunk at all times. He wanted to be prepared in case anyone wanted to play.
He was a great husband, dad, and friend. He was salty, funny, and didn’t think he always needed to follow the rules.
Mom made the white fluffy bread, and Dad made whole wheat bread. He crocheted afghans, knitted socks, and could tie a quilt in one football game.
The service will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary at 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.
A viewing will be held Friday February 28, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service.



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Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: July 20, 1933
Died: February 25, 2014

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Ed Dilbeck posted on 3/4/14

Dear Shelton Family, Sad to hear the passing of Pearce. My sincere condolences go to family and friends. Pearce was competitive on the racquetball court, a true gentleman, light hearted and was always happy to "play it over". There are several of the M-W-F players who have passed on and I'm sure they can't wait to get another shot at him. We all loved him. May God bless and comfort you. Ed and Debbie Dilbeck


Brenda Brasher posted on 3/1/14

Dear Nancy and family, I want to express my sincere sympathy for Pearce's passing. He was definitely a "presence" at Mountain Ridge...partially for his size, of course, but mostly for being friendly to me. I sat next to him at one of the musical functions and he completely enjoyed the program, tapping his hands and smiling the entire time. I enjoyed the function much more through his eyes. God speed you all to a greater understanding and comfort you during this time. Respectfully, Brenda Brasher (daughter of George Vit)


Boyd & Joni Phillips posted on 2/28/14

Dear Shelton Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of a great man, but be assured that he is on the other side of the veil working and playing as hard as he did here. I remember so many great things about him, the hikes we went on for YM/YW, playing kick the can in front of your house, or sleeping on the tramp in your back yard. Your father was always upbeat and brought the good out in people. He was a great example to me growing up and always showed love to our family. He is probably on the other side waiting for you as his family to call you home with you own personal whistle that he had for each of you kid's when he needed you home. I know that this is a sad time, but we know that we are all spiritual beings having and earthly experience and that passing from this life is part of our progression to be able to live with our Heavenly parents again. We love you very much and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Boyd & Joni Phillips and family


marilyn Bringhurst posted on 2/28/14

So sorry to hear about Pearce but so happy for him that he is finally released. Nancy, be sure to keep in touch with all your Granite friends. We would have loved to be at the viewing but we are unable to. Love, Marilyn Bringhurst


Max L Bramall posted on 2/27/14

We are sorry for your loss. It is hard to loose a loved one, even when there are health problems. My wife Norma, and I send our condolences. I was one of Elder Shelton's companions in Vernon B. C. That was a special time for me as he was a great companion. We wish that we could be with you at this difficult time. However, our health will not permit us to travel from Nephi to Ogden. Sincerely Max L. Bramall


Kathy Calderwood Carling posted on 2/27/14

Stacy: So sorry for your loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.