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Obituary: Mary Ellen Shelton Gardner

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"Grandma M & M"

1912 ~ 2004

Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother, Mary Ellen Shelton Gardner, 92, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was born Sept. 26, 1912, in American Fork, Utah, daughter of Joseph Richard and Ida May Pulley Shelton. Married Thomas Edward Gardner, Nov. 4, 1931, solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, March 17, 1959. They were married 54 years.

She lived a life of service to her family and to her church, serving in many and varied capacities. Ellen along with her husband stared Ed Gardner Plumbing in 1952 and worked until she retired at age 89 in 2001. She had a love for sewing and her family.

She is the mother of three children: Gerald Gardner, deceased (Lois); Mary Erickson (Wayne); Keith Gardner (Linda); grandmother of 13; great grandmother of 43; great-great grandmother of 17 and counting. Survived by a brother, Ken Shelton. Preceded in death by her husband, Ed Gardner; sisters, Dora Williams and LaVon Scott; brothers, Bill Shelton and Harry Shelton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 18, 2004, 11 a.m. at the 31st Ward Chapel, 1078 South McClellan (950 East). Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road. and at the ward 9:30 to 10:30 prior to services. Interment, Redwood Memorial Cemetery