Gladys Catherine Shelton, born November 21, 1917 passed away August 22, 2010 in Kerrville, Texas. She was one of 13 children born to Peter and Catherine Smola of Belchertown, Massachusetts.
Gladys graduated as a registered nurse in 1939 from Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. She worked in their operating room until she entered the Army in January 1942. Gladys served with the 5th General Hospital in Ireland, England and France in WWII. In 1945, while in England, she met her future husband, Army Captain Edward E. Shelton. After raising their family and Edward’s retirement, Gladys continued her nursing career as head nurse at Oak Hill Haven Nursing Home in San Antonio, Texas. They moved to Spring Branch, Texas in 1974. Although widowed in 2001, Gladys continued to enjoy family and friends while staying busy with the Altar Society of St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church, the thrift shop and food bank, playing bridge and as a lifetime member of the VFW.
She was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, sister and friend who is survived by her daughters, Barbara Zwald and Kay Perry, her son, Thomas Shelton, her grand children, Gene Moffett, Kelly Bluemel, Luke Whitmire and Gregory Perry, her great grand children, Robyn Nichole Martin, Madelin Whitmire and Evan Whitmire.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Crofts Funeral Home, Blanco, Texas. Interment will be at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery on August 27, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in San Antonio.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25