Elizabeth Marie Saunders Shelley, age 76, a devoted mother and grandmother and long time resident of Lehi, passed away May 27, 1994, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
She was born June 20, 1917 in Ogden, Utah to Simon and Martha Saunders. She married Stanford Joseph Shelley, June 26, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was active in church and community. She was involved in the scouting program for 28 years and earned the Silver Beaver award. Beth also served as a Blazer Leader and Sunday School teacher for the American Fork Training School. She was on the board and a guide at the Hutchings Museum. She was a librarian for the Lehi Family History Library. Beth was also a foster mother to over 50 children.Survived by husband of 47 years, a son and daughters, Donald E. Shelley (Pat), Clara McNeill (George), and Anita Miller (Donald), all of Sandy; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Electa Wadsworth, Blackfoot, Idaho; Lettie Harker, Shelley, Idaho; Ruth Yates, Vernon, Utah; MeDora Webster, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and one brother, Donald Saunders, Brigham City. Preceded in death by parents, three sisters, three brothers, and a grandson. She is a special spirit filled with life and love for everyone - always ready to serve and share the many talents that she had. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, who loved people and enjoyed life to the fullest. She is truly a special Child of God who will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 31, 1994 at 12:00 noon at the Lehi Stake Center, 200 North Center, where friends may call Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and also at the Church Tuesday from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Lehi City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Wing Mortuary.
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