Ralph E. Shelton
Beloved husband, father, and son, Ralph Ennis Shelton, 63, long time resident of Oak Harbor, passed away suddenly at home Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
“Ralphy” was born January 2, 1954 to Ennis and Doral Shelton in Provo, Utah. In 1960, his family relocated to Oak Harbor and settled into the island lifestyle.
Ralph attended Oak Harbor schools, graduating in 1972. During high school, he became an accomplished athlete, earning his letter in Track and Field and Cross Country. He and his track mates won the state title in the mile relay during his senior year.
On June 14, 1975 he married Janis Henni, the love of his life. He began his career with Puget Sound Power & Light, later named Puget Sound Energy, in 1978, starting out in an energy conservation program and ending as a Field Technician.
Ralph enjoyed watching (and participating) in all sports, as well as, camping with friends and family. His other passions included fishing and hunting.
Ralph was a very warm hearted, kind, and considerate man who was devoted to his family.
Surviving Ralph are his wife, Janis, daughters Adrienne Christian (Dean) and Laura Shelton; grand- daughters, Sophie and Emily; brothers, Reed Shelton, Roy (Colleen) Shelton, and Terry (Diane) Shelton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved mother and father, Doral and Ennis Shelton.
A Memorial Service for Ralph will take place at Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA on Saturday, January 6, 2018 beginning at 11 am with a reception to follow.