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Richard A. Shelton

BEDFORD-Richard A. Shelton passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 69.
Memorial service: A family service will be held in New Mexico at a later date.
Memorials: A donation in Richard’s honor may be made to The Humane Society of North Texas.
Richard was born Thursday, June 22, 1950 to Joe Richard “Dick” and Betty L. Shelton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Richard graduated from Lovington High School in 1968. He attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated in 1973 with BS degrees in Math and Computer Science. He worked in the Computer Science Department at Texas Women’s University for five years, then he returned to the oil fields of New Mexico and Texas that he so loved for several years. He began working for the Beck Group in 1988 as a field engineer until his retirement. Richard loved playing video games, board games, cards, camping and also visiting his children in California frequently. Richard will be remembered by his loving family and friends as kind hearted, generous, honest and hardworking who brought a great amount of fun and laughter to everyone. He will be well remembered and greatly missed.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, Joe Richard “Dick” Shelton.
Survivors: Mother, Betty L. Shelton; daughter, Marnie Klein and husband, Dave of Los Angeles; son, Richard Ray Shelton of Los Angeles; sister, Linda L. Shields and husband, John of Bedford; granddaughter, Ivy Klein of Los Angeles; and numerous friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. So sad to hear that Richard is gone. He was a good friend in high school that I lost touch with but always remembered him as a friendly and kind person. He will be missed by many. God bless and keep the family in His arms.

  2. Michelle Briddell

    I am so lucky that I got to spend so many fun times with Richard through his daughter and son. He would come to California and we would go camping or just spend a night playing games and laughing. He truly was a one of a kind. I will miss him.

  3. I graduated from LHS with Linda in 1970. But I remember Richard as a kind and fun person. I sent my condolences to you.

    Jeanne Gleason

  4. Dane and Patricia Martin

    We will always remember Richard’s kindness and generosity. His memory lives on in the hearts of those who have known him. We have lost a wonderful friend here on Pine Ridge Drive. Prayers and comfort to Richard’s family, especially Betty.

  5. My prayers are with this family that you can feel God’s comfort and peace as you mourn the loss of your loved one.

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