Shelley Harmon Skelton
Shelley died Wednesday, March 23, 2022. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Magna Utah.
Shelley was born August 1, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Floyd “Flip” Raymond Harmon and Lois Lorraine Elkins Harmon. She is the eldest of 4 children. Her childhood was spent on the back of a horse. She enjoyed participating in many horse competitions as a youth.
She graduated from Cyprus High School in 1968 and attended Snow College She attended Snow college and Utah Technical College
Shelley met her sweetheart, F. Duane Skelton in Magna at the ice skating rink. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on April 21, 1972.
They moved to Lake Point, Utah soon after marrying. She held multiple jobs, but she delighted in her role as wife and mother to her 6 children.
She held various positions in the church in both teaching and leadership. She was heavily involved in the youth callings in the church. She touched the lives of many youth as a caring, friendly, energetic, humorous, and loving leader.
Some of her hobbies included: sewing, crocheting, wood painting, ceramic painting, crafts and family history.
They lived in Lake Point, Utah for 26 years until Duane’s job took them to Elko Nevada where she continued to enjoy her service in the church and school activities. She was heavily involved with Camp Heleman and spread her spark throughout this organization which gave young men the opportunity to grow spiritually and strengthen their testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her Elko years were dear to her heart and she left a mark with those friendships there.
She found joy in being involved in her children's activities. She will always be known as a Band Mom for both the Tooele High and Elko High Marching Bands.
Shelley loved serving on the committee for the Days of ‘47 celebrations. Shelley served for over 40 years. She enjoyed serving with her parents, Flip and Lois Harmon and her family in this organization. She treasured her Days of ‘47 committee family and the memories made.
Shelley and Duane had a dream to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In 2019 they were able to serve in the Cove Fort Historical Site Mission. This mission was an experience of a lifetime. They made many friends and see it as such a blessing.
There is a sign hanging above her dining room table that reads, “Grandchildren spoiled here”. Shelley loved her grandchildren. She was so proud of all of them and would brag about them as often as she was allowed.
She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd “Flip” Raymond Harmon and her son, Barry Richard Skelton.
She is survived by her mother, Lois Lorraine Elkins Harmon; siblings, Brad (Lee - deceased) Harmon, Julie Harmon, Connie Harmon (Chad Fowler - deceased); husband, F. Duane Skelton; children, Toby (Amy) Skelton, Brandon (Lisa) Skelton, Cami (Galen) Merkley, Devin (Merinda) Skelton, Wesley (Jessica) Skelton; grandchildren, Corbin (Heather), Tyler (MiKayla), Kaylee, Jake, Parker, Peyton Skelton - Cody, Cade Skelton - Alma, Liliuokalani, MaryAlice, Luke, Kekiokalani, Milo Riordan - Lydia, Zayne Skelton - Kepa, Peio Skelton; great-grandchild, Ivy Skelton.
A viewing will be held on Monday, March 28th 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Peel Funeral Home located at 8525 W 2700 S in Magna, Utah. The Funeral will be Tuesday, March 29th 2022 at 11:00am at the Magna Utah Stake Center with a viewing from 10:00-10:45am. The Stake Center address is located at 3084 S 8400 W in Magna, Utah. Shelley will be interred at the Lake Point, Utah cemetery.
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