Shelton Family Memorial

$2,171 of $10k goal

Raised by 37 people in 20 months
Carmen Gillenwaters
on behalf of Chesley Shelton
 IRVINE, CA
The untimely and tragic deaths of Wayne and Celeste Shelton have left behind 4 children, Heather Rose, David Rose,  Chelsey Shelton, and Madison Estes.  Even though they are young adults, they were still dependant on their parents assistance as they transitioned to a life on their own.  They have also been left with many adult decisions and responsibilities to deal with to settle their parents affairs.  Until those affairs are settled rent has to be paid, bills have to be paid, and some funeral expenses must be paid up front.  The children ask that instead sending flowers to the funeral that those funds could be helpful to them at this time.  Funds will be used to settle their parents affairs and any remaining funds will be splite equally between the 4 children.   Thank you for your love and support through this difficult time. Keep them in your prayers and thoughts.
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Update 3
Posted by Carmen Gillenwaters
20 months ago
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Today some of your funds went to get birth certificates for one of the kids that were lost. We need them to get all the kids signed up for military benefits. Just one of many things you don't think about.
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Update 2
Posted by Carmen Gillenwaters
20 months ago
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You never realize what it takes to wrap up someone's life. For example, we need to get death certificates and those have to go to many many places. We had to give the military 10 for Celeste and 10 for Wayne. They are $15 each. $300. Thank goodness for the donations so far because we have to purchase many more
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Update 1
Posted by Carmen Gillenwaters
20 months ago
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Many of you know by no w my niece Chelsey Shelton lost her father this July 4th. He and is new wife Celeste were killed by a semi truck. We hope you can attend the funeral. But if you cannot, please see the link for the memorial fund for her and her step siblings. Because their living situation is temporary, they as that you not send flowers to the funeral as they have no where to put them after. They would rather you help out with their expenses. Please keep them in your prayers. I will be posting funeral arrangements today.
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$2,171 of $10k goal

Raised by 37 people in 20 months
Created July 7, 2015
Carmen Gillenwaters  
on behalf of Chesley Shelton
DA
$40
Dawn Adams
20 months ago
1
1

Please know we are here if you need anything at all.

BN
$25
Bill/Angie Niesz
20 months ago
1
1
KG
$40
katie and chase green
20 months ago
1
1

I served with Wayne for many years and deployed with him to Afghanistan. I looked up to him. He was a great SGT and held everyone to a higher standard. I wasn't close with Celeste but i did spend some time with her she was a wonderful and caring person. I loved conversation with her. This is a tragic loss. Rest in peace.

$20
Penny Robinson Thompson
20 months ago
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2

I don't know this family, but I lost my mom when I was only 19 years old (my brothers were 15 and 21). Those kids are going to need all of the love and support they can get!! GOD BLESS them and those who donate!

AC
$20
Alecia Cartright
20 months ago
2
2

I personally do not know this husband and wife, but was unfortunately in traffic shortly after. I do know one thing, this gofundme site helped me and my family sooooo much, with the help of a close friend, when my nephew, Trevor Webb, was murdered in February. If it's just $5 $10 $20... Anything helps. As we know all to well! God bless each and every one of you that donate!

JB
$100
Jamie Broyles
20 months ago
1
1
RL
$50
Ronda Lake
20 months ago
1
1
DC
$100
Donella Cohen
20 months ago
1
1

I have such fond memories of Wayne and his kind and generous nature. My condolences.

LM
$200
lonnie maples
20 months ago
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1
$200
Anonymous
20 months ago
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1
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