Nettie Jane (Fisher) Sheldon, 86, of Wray, Colorado died Nov. 17, 2017, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.
Nettie was born July 21, 1931, to Loren and Cora (Trembly) Fisher at the family home in the Beecher Island area. She was the second of seven children.
She attended first through eighth grade at District South Willow No. 97, a country school that was one and a half miles from their home. They walked or rode a horse to get to school.
She attended high school at Wray High School and graduated in May of 1949. While attending high school, Nettie met LaVerne Sheldon. The couple was married at her parents’ home June 5, 1949. They moved to a house that was built for them on LaVerne’s parents’ farm north of Wray, where they raised their family and lived their entire married life.
To this union four children were born: Dennis, Nancy, Lois and Susie.
Nettie moved to her home in Laird, Colo., in 1999 following LaVerne’s death. She lived in Laird until January of 2016 when she moved to Hillcrest Care Center in Wray, where she lived until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Cora; husband, LaVerne; son, Dennis; two grandsons, Edward Paul Sheldon and J.D. Sheldon; grandson-in-law, Steve Schlotthauer; brother, Everett; and brother-in-law, Richard Trast.
She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Reynolds of Venango, Nebraska, Lois Donohue and husband Dan of Bird City, Kansas, and Susie Quint and husband Tom of Akron, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Sue Sheldon of Chase, Kan.; grandchildren, Debbie Glen and husband Kirk of Ellinwood, Kan., Rob Spring and wife Susie of Derby, Kan., Dedra Schlotthauer of Ellinwood, Tracy Reynolds and friend Lucio Rincon of Alamosa, Colo., Bobbie Magee of Broken Bow, Neb., Casey Donohue and wife Carrie of Bird City, Kan., Scott Donohue and wife Grace of West Point, Neb., Justin Quint of Akron, Colo., Jennifer Wyckoff and husband Brandon of Minatare, Neb., Jessica Lebsock and husband Ty of Yuma, Colo., and Josh Quint of Laird; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Viros Beverlin and husband Gary of Granby, Colo., Gracie Trast of Lakewood, Colo., and Doris Osmus and husband Phil of Wray; brothers, Stan Fisher and wife Barb of Holyoke, Colo., and Eldon Fisher and wife Edith of Chadron, Neb.; special friends and neighbors, Marv and Mary Ann Carlock; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at First Christian Church in Wray, with Pastor Steve Wynkoop officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Nettie Jane Sheldon Memorial Fund, c/o First Pioneer National Bank, 145 W. 4th St., Wray, CO 80758.