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Caroline "Carol" Veronica Shelton

May 31, 1936 - January 11, 2019

Caroline (Carol) Veronica Shelton of McKinney, Texas passed away on January 11, 2019 at the age of 82.  She was surrounded by her loving husband, daughter, sons and grandchildren. Carol was born May 31, 1936 to Wilbur J. and Cecelia H. Mehalke Smith in Elmira, New York. On June 9, 1956 in Horseheads, New York, Carol Smith married Huntly E. Shelton Jr., who has been her steadfast lifelong companion and the love of her life.      

Carol played an important role supporting her husband throughout his thirty years in the Army in the many duties and responsibilities of a military officer's wife.  Moving was never easy, and they moved thirty-one times.  Over the years, she tried to ease their moves by making each place into their home as quickly as she could, and providing ways for them to meet people through church, sports, school, or neighbors.  With regard to her husband's career and her life as a military spouse, Carol frequently reflected that neither of them would have chosen any other life.  At each military post she was very active as a volunteer in many charitable organizations.  Her many hobbies included cooking, ceramics, flower arrangements, painting and travel.  Carol enjoyed her life to the fullest.

Carol is survived by her husband of 62 years, COL (Ret) Huntly Elberto Shelton, Jr.; sons, Huntly (Rene’) E. Shelton III and Jeffery (Kimberly) L. Shelton; daughter, Cynthia (William) A. Benson; brothers, John W. Smith, Robert (Doris) C. Smith; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and so very many cherished friends and relatives whom she loved dearly.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur J. Smith and Cecelia H. Smith of Horseheads, New York; brothers, Albert (Barbara) J. Smith, Francis (Elizabeth) E. Smith; and a sister, Mary A. Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  Interment will be at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.   The family will receive friends during a visitation one hour prior to the service at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Should you wish to remember Carol through a charitable donation, the family requests you consider American Cancer Society,

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Loving, warm, Christian. Webster should have her picture in the dictionary with the word 'hospitality'. Carol was a beacon of light. So glad to have known her. So glad to know where she is now. Thank you Jesus! Dick Whitlock, May 25, 2019 I will miss my special friend very much. My sympathy goes out to all of her family. She was a great friend to all who knew her. Lois Ann Banner, January 19, 2019 Caroline had such joy and was a bright light in our neighborhood. I appreciated her friendly ways and how she always made it a priority to attend neighborhood gatherings. I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will remember a truly wonderful and special person that meant so much to so many. Carol Stoner, January 16, 2019 Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We know aunt Carol is in heaven and she will be greatly missed. The Gulich Family Ryan Gulich, January 16, 2019 Hunt and Family, I had the honor of doing Carol's hair for years and in those years I learned that she was a very special lady. She always had a smile on her face and loved talking with people in the shop. Of course her favorite topic was her family which she loved unconditionally. Carol was a very thoughtful and kind customer. She was a wonderful cook and loved sharing what she made with me and others. She would bring me yummy sweets throughout the year that I always looked forward to! Carol you will be greatly missed by all who were Blessed to know you... Hunt you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sue Warden Sue Warden, January 15, 2019 My Aunt Caroline was a real trooper. My precious memory of her is when me and my two sisters spent a week with her family at College Station in the early 70s. She fed and entertained her 3 kids and her 3 nieces with a smile on her face and laughter in the air. We had a blast with her and my cousins. My Uncle Huntly was the Colonel but Aunt Caroline proved to be the General during that week and forever in my heart. Proud to be the niece of Caroline Shelton. Thanks Uncle Huntly and Rusty and Jeff and Cindy for sharing her with me. Sending all our love from your family in Aransas Pass, TX. Venus Herndon Mills, January 13, 2019 R.I.P Aunt carol I will miss you. I'm sure you are with gram and grandpa and the rest of the family having a big party . Until we meet again I love you , I'm sending prayers to uncle hunt and family. Ricky Rick, January 13, 2019 Carol, our dear friend, you will be in our hearts and minds forever. You will be dearly missed. Your kindness and thoughtfulness was beyond compare. You were always available to help, listen and support. Many times I would come to you with a heavy heart and you were always available and help. God received another angel in heaven. One day we will meet again our dear friend. In loving memory Paul and Ursula Kramer Paul and Ursula Kramer, January 13, 2019 So sorry for your loss.Carol was the rock we all clung to in time of crisis. We talked at least once a week about family ,our aches and pains, and our children. This to shall pass and she will help us get through to better times. Elizabeth(Betty)Smith, January 13, 2019 Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although I don’t know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember Carole. Hunt, you and Carole were such a blessing and precious friend to Mom. I bet Mom and Carole are enjoying each other in heaven. Lamentations 3:21-25. Great is Thy faithfulness! With Love, Julie Erickstad (Daughter of Gardner & Joyce) Julie Erickstad, January 12, 2019