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Stanford "Stan" Wayne Shelly

December 15, 1958 ~ January 15, 2019 (age 60)

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Stanford (Stan) Shelly, 60, of Ramah, CO passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2019. He was born on December 15, 1958 in Ashland, OH to the late Stanley and Margaret (Plank) Shelly. Stan graduated from Parkway High School in Rockford, OH in 1977. He attended Oregon State University and later graduated from the Ohio School of Broadcasting in Denver, CO. Stan was “The Zamboni King” at Walmart in Elizabeth, CO. Prior careers include truck driving, delivering WIC food products, working as a grain examiner for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and a paper carrier for a number of years. He was also a member of several environmental conservation organizations.


Stan thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, horse racing, and dog breeding and training. He delighted in listening to bluegrass music and was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes football team, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Colorado Rockies. He was quite a card player, outdoorsman, and lover of nature. Stan was a loyal friend, employee, and dedicated family man.


He is survived by his lovely wife Beth (nee) Little of nearly 14 years, sisters Sandra Shelly of Bluffton, IN and Sonjia Shelly of Davis, CA; daughters Amie (Beau) Hale of North Canton, OH, Allison (Daniel) Laidig of Mishawaka, IN, and son Lucas (Heather) Shelly of Statesboro, GA. He was the proud grandfather of Nolan, Elijah, Jude, Thomas, Sophia, Marshall, Gabriel, Christopher, Emma, Levi, and great-grandfather of Claire and Cayden.


In addition to his parents, Stan was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and nephew Mikel Suman.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Izaak Walton League, local little league organizations, The Rocky Mountain Cancer Center at Sky Ridge, or Pike’s Peak Hospice.



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Funeral Service
January 19, 2019

11:00 AM
Kiowa Creek Community Church
231 Cheyenne Street
Kiowa, CO 80117

January 19, 2019

12:00 PM
Kiowa Creek Community Church
231 Cheyenne Street
Kiowa, CO 80117

January 19, 2019

2:00 PM
Norton Cemetery
23412 Country Road 122 (CR 93 & CR 122)
Ramah, CO 80832


Pikes Peak Hospice
2550 Tenderfoot Hill St., Colorado Springs CO 80906

Izaak Walton League
707 Conservation Ln Ste 210, Gaithersburg MD 20878

Sierra Club Foundation
2101 Webster Street, Suite 1250, Oakland CA 94612

National Parks Conservation Association
777 6th Street Ste 700, Washington DC 20001

Rocky Mountain Cancer Center at Skyridge
10107 RidgeGate Parkway #200, Lonetree CO 80124

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