Shelgren, Barbara

Barbara Helen Shelgren

April 28, 1925 - November 24, 2019

Barbara Helen Shelgren of Allen, Texas passed away on November 24, 2019 at the age of 94. She was born on April 28, 1925 to Ude Thomas and Opal Theo (Beckner) Malone in Prosper, Texas.  Barbara graduated from Prosper High School.  She graduated with an associate’s degree from Draughon’s Business College.  Barbara married Earnest Shelgren on March 31, 1943 in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  She worked for James Reese, CPA for over 20 years.  Barbara was a founding member of the Allen Public Library.

She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Shelgren of Allen, Texas and Lisa Fritz and husband, Tony of Allen, Texas; grandsons, Devin Martin and Travis Fritz; great grandchildren, Mattylin Fritz, Archer Fritz, and Hunter Fritz; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Shelgren, parents, Ude and Opal Malone; grandson, Keith Shelgren; and brother, Jim Field Malone.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

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Sherry and Lisa: I was so astonished to learn that your mom had passed away. No one told me about it, or of course I would have been at her viewing and graveside service. I only found out by accident while searching for someone else. I always had the utmost respect for your mom, and kinda felt like she was a second mother, since she was one of our "room mothers" in school, and was always so kind to me whenever I was over at your home. I had an occasion to visit with her on the phone several months back, and she was as charming as ever. Told me about how she was still working (INCREDIBLE!) , even still driving sometimes. She said she was trying to help her employer find someone to replace her so she could "retire", but he didn't want someone else, he just wanted her! I don't blame him! She was such a sweet lady, and I know you both will miss her dearly. As we all will. Jon Goodman, AHS Class of '67 Jon Goodman, December 8, 2019 I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a sweet lady! Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. Teresa Mote Grimes AHS Class of 1967 Teresa Mote Grimes, December 6, 2019 Such a beautiful woman inside and out. An inspiration to all. Bill and Bonnie Morrison, November 29, 2019