Roger Shelton

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October 8, 1948 - July 24, 2018

Dear Friends,

Roger Shelton, a beloved member of the Fellowship of Friends, completed his task on  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:40 pm.  Roger would have turned seventy this coming October.

Roger joined the School in Seattle, on September 24, 1973.  He, and his wife Sharon, supported centers in St. Louis, Carmel, Marin,  Seattle, the Bay Area, and Sacramento.   Roger and Sharon moved to Apollo in 1992.  Here, his devotion to serving the School and his commitment to helping fellow students led him to become involved with Apollo University, contribute to the development of the Apollo library, and to serve as Staffing Manager.

On behalf of all who knew you, we thank thee.

In loving presence,
Elizabeth Blake
For The Elysian Society


Roger Shelton High gate announcement

 Funeral Service Text:   Roger Shelton 2018-07

Thou know’st ’tis common; all that lives must die,
Passing through nature to eternity


  1. ANTHONY W FORD January 28, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Roger and I went through junior high and high school together. My memories of him are that he always had a huge smile and, as always, was warm and outgoing! He always had a kind word no matter what the circumstances. As I recall, he also acted in West Side Story under
    Director Jay Caley as well. Please GOd, watch over him!

  2. Jay Caley January 27, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Dear Sharon and family,
    I am not aware of Apollo, or if Roger was a teacher there, but I want to tell you that Roger appeared in the second play I ever directed (Bye Bye Birdie at MIHS). I clearly remember working with Roger and recall him a happy, friendly, wonderful worker. I appreciated his work in the play and the respect he gave me. He will be in my prayers.
    Jay Caley, MIHS 1962-1993

  3. Andreea Federspiel-Otelea August 8, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Roger , my friend , your efforts did not pass unnoticed !….

  4. Earl Rice August 1, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Roger has been a friend, a dear friend since I first met him in 1971. His generous spirit and ability to love have always been a source of joy and strength for me. Not to be argumentative, I have always experienced Roger as a very complicated person, capable of deep thought and contemplation, while at the same time offering uncomplicated friendship and acceptance. Our travels in life have meant that we did not spend a lot of time together, but have always been close. His family accepted me at a time I wasn’t sure I’d be accepted. Sharon is a treasure and I/we hold her in our hearts always. Thank you.

  5. Allen Green July 31, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Dear Roger,
    I always thought of you as a simple, decent, trustworthy, responsible person. We can only hope that your moving on will not leave an unfilled void, but will make space for someone, equally wise and generous, who has been preparing to take your place.

    Rest for now; even greater challenges await you.


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