SHELTON, SANDRA A. - Age 61, of Oscoda, MI, died Monday, March 22nd, 2010, at
Saginaw St. Mary's Hospital. She was born on July 2nd, 1948, in Knoxville, TN,
to the late William and Katherine Chandler (nee Harrison). Sandra received her
Bachelor's Degree from Tennessee Weslyan College. She married Hurman Shelton Jr.
in Athens, TN, on December 20, 1970, and they moved to Oscoda in July of 1971.
Sandra retired from Oscoda Cedar Lake Elementary in 2005 after 34 years of
teaching. She taught kindergarten for most of her career, though she spent some
time in first, fourth, art, computers and as a librarian. Sandra was a member of
the Oscoda AuSable Community Business Association (OACBA), was the Iosco County
Democratic Party Secretary and also participated in the Cool Cities initiative,
MEA Retired, and many other community-related undertakings. She also painted
sets for the Northeast Academy of Dance and was a longstanding member and
beloved artist for the worldwide Beauty & the Beast TV series fan club. Her
artwork has been displayed all over the area in the form of murals, summer
banners, Cool Cities posters, the Oscoda Township flag and on the Buy Local
First tote bags. Sandy was a well-known figure around town, most often found at
her recently closed storefront, Work In Progress, creating artwork on location,
or simply walking her constant companion, Baci. Sandra is survived by her loving
husband, Hurman R. Shelton, Jr.; two daughters, Amber Shelton of Fountain, CO,
and Amy Shelton of Dexter, MI. She is also survived by her brothers, William
"Bud" Chandler of Maryville, TN, Donald Richard "Dick" Chandler of Powell, TN;
and her sister, Deborah Chandler Gray of Knoxville, TN. A "casual clothes"
memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 15, 4pm at the Oscoda American
Legion building. Everyone is invited to attend, a pot luck offering would be
appreciated. You may offer condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on March 30, 2010