SuBette Shelby Strand

11 July, 19352 July, 2021

SuBette Shelby Strand, almost 86, died at River Landing at Sandy Ridge in High Point, NC, on July 2, 2021.

SuBette was born in Anniston, AL on July 11, 1935, to Huey Lee and Louise Coley Shelby. After graduating from Anniston High School in 1953 and Queens University of Charlotte in 1957, she married Austin Clark Strand. She was married to Austin for 48 years until his unexpected death in 2005. After moving to River Landing in November 2010, SuBette met and married Richard “Dick” Klotz. She and Dick shared a home for her first seven years at River Landing, together enjoying the many activities and friendships available there.

SuBette’s gift was caregiving and she volunteered much of her time helping those in need. A long-time resident of Greensboro for more than 50 years and an active member of First Presbyterian Church, she served many years as a coordinator for the First Friends Ministry and had the opportunity to serve as a deacon. She was also a member of PEO Chapter J, a longtime member of the Bonne Terre Garden Club and several other organizations.

She is survived by her second husband, Richard Klotz of River Landing, and also by three children: Susan Strand Stanhope of Cary, NC, Andrew B Strand (and wife Mary Fran) of Greensboro, NC, and Stephen M Strand (and wife Tracy) of Cumming, GA; and by four grandchildren: Grace Strand Ricci (and husband Josh) of Winston-Salem, Michelle Stanhope Campbell (and wife Kenzie) of Greensboro, Walter C Strand of Cumming, GA and William M Strand of Cumming, GA; and by her sister, Sara Shelby Rushing (and husband Bill) of Russellville, AL.

A memorial service is planned at First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, for Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 2:30pm and will be livestreamed through

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be made to First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, 617 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401; River Landing at Sandy Ridge, 1575 John Knox Dr, Colfax, NC 27235; Salvation Army of Greensboro, 1311 S Eugene St, Greensboro, NC 27406; Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr, High Point, NC 27262; and Dementia Alliance of NC, 9131 Anson Way, Ste 206, Raleigh, NC 27615.

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  • Huey Lee & Louise Coley Shelby, Parents (deceased)
  • Austin Clark Strand, Husband (deceased)
  • Richard "Dick" Klotz, Husband
  • Susan Strand Stanhope, Daughter
  • Andrew B. Strand & wife Mary Fran, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Stephen M. Strand and wife Tracy, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Grace Strand Ricci & husband Josh, Granddaughter & Husband
  • Michelle Stanhope Campbell & wife Kenzie, Granddaughter & Wife
  • Walter C. Strand, Grandson
  • William M. Strand, Grandson
  • Sara Shelby Rushing & husband Bill, Sister & Brother-in-law



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Lynn McGuire

11 July 2021

I am genuinely sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I always admired SuBette for her devotion to her family, her kindness that was infectious and her selfless nature for her family, friends and community . SuBette was always smiling, spreading joy and laughter, she was a pleasure to be around and she will be missed.
You have our sincerest sympathy for your loss and our prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
Lynn & Greg McGuire

James Mancuso

11 July 2021

Sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know Subette, but I knew Dick. Just know that a lot of people are thinking of you, Dick, and I hope you find comfort in that.

Janet Jones McKinney

9 July 2021

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I remember her as being such a sweet lady to me when I was over playing with Susan! I know she will be greatly missed.

Theresa Lintz

8 July 2021

Our memories of Subette (AKA Sibi) are of her kindness and love and sweetness, especially towards our daughter, Anna. She always wanted to include Anna in her outings with her granddaughters, Grace and Michelle when they were growing up. 25+ years of witness to a “proper southern lady”. She was loved and will be missed by so many

Debbie Roach

7 July 2021

I am so sorry to hear of SuBette's passing. I worked with Austin for many years and have so many fond memories of SuBette She was such a sweet lady. Praying for all the family during this time.

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