Lois E. Sheldon, 89, of Fargo, died on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Bethany Homes, Fargo, ND under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Lois Ellen Jefferis was born on May 15, 1918 in Velva, ND to Fred and Sarah (Fife) Jefferis. She graduated from Washburn High School and entered Minot College. She was there for one year before transferring to NDAC (NDSU). She graduated in 1941 and started teaching in the Glyndon, MN High School in the Home Economics Department. She taught for one year and then married Donald L. Sheldon on September 20, 1942 at Washburn Methodist Church. Lois worked at Buttrey?s Clothing Store and at the Fargo Forum. She taught for two years in Portland, ND.
Lois was an active volunteer in the VA Hospital Pharmacy in Fargo for many years. She received the J.C. Penny Golden Rule Award for volunteering in 1996. She cleaned stuffed animals for the American Legion Toy Project as well. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and Scrabble.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Judith Ann ?Jan? Hatfield of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Jeffrey Donald (Dorothy) Sheldon of Regent, ND, Donna Louise Sheldon, Fargo, ND; son-in-law, Stephen McLean, Oakes, ND; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Allagene (Walter) Mason of Bozeman, MT and Frederick (Donna) Jefferis of San Diego, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susan Jane McLean; and granddaughter, Jaqueline Sheldon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Interment will be held at a later date at Riverview Cemetery in Washburn, ND.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.