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American Patriotic 11


James William Shelton

July 8, 1938 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 80)

James William Shelton was rode hard and put away wet too many times

and has been recalled by the manufacturer. He started out two months early

and survived. No meager trick 80 years ago. On Wednesday, October 10th at 11 A.M. there will be a viewing and luncheon at Fairfield Assembly of God, followed by a graveside service at Sun River Cemetery.

For Jim, life was an adventure. He did it all. College, scuba diving, a sojourn in the rain forest, sky diving, bringing kids of all ages to live on the ranch as well as hosting over a dozen exchange students. Another high demand for him was substitute teaching high

school. Fishing was always top on the list. The biggest thrill was when he

accepted Jesus as Savior. Talk about out-of-this-world opportunities!

As a supply rat for most of his 38 years of military he was on the inspector

general's team and was NCOIC when his unit was awarded the best supply

unit of all US military in the world. Yes, a big deal.

 After retiring life got really interesting for him and his wife, Judy of 49 years. Five years as adviser to the Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force morphed into a lot of world


His 45 years as a real live cowboy in Montana was a dream come

true. He was in high demand as a camp cook for the dude ranches. An

outstanding cook plus his yarns never ran out and kept people spell bound.

Preceding him in death are his son, Jimmy; daughter Brenda; his little

sister; parents and hopefully Blaskovich.

 Surviving him here on earth is his first wife Aileen and their daughters Denise and Susan; brother: Gary Shelton; sister: Marilyn Feauto;, and more blood relatives from the line of

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