OBITUARY

Anna Kate "Katy" McGregor Shelton

February 18, 1931February 8, 2019
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Anna Kate McGregor Shelton, “Katy” died peacefully on February 8, 2019 after a lifetime of achievement beyond expectations. She was born on February 18, 1931 in Houston, Texas to Malcolm A. and Myrtie Lee Barton McGregor. She graduated at the age of 16 as valedictorian of her class from New Boston High School. Too young to enter nursing school, she decided to attend Baylor University where she met her future husband, Whitsitt “Whit” Myles Shelton, Jr. After attending Baylor, Katy entered the Lillie Jolly School of Nursing in Houston (now part of Houston Baptist University) where she graduated salutatorian of her class and became a registered nurse. She worked as a nurse and began raising her family until her sons began graduating high school, when she decided to complete her BS degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington. Following graduation, she completed additional coursework in Accounting and took the CPA exam, passing it on the first try. She established her private CPA practice in Arlington. The firm continues today as Shelton, Mead, and Shelton.

On November 16, 1950 Katy married Whit. Because it was also the day of her grandfather’s funeral, the bride and her family were several hours late for the wedding in Waco, TX. Whit and Katy were married for over 65 years. Whit preceded his beloved Katy in death on February 5, 2016. Katy is survived by her sons Myles Shelton and wife Gail, Mark Shelton and wife Mary Ann, and Mikel Shelton and wife Valorie, as well as ten grandchildren: April Shelton Galyardt (and husband Jason), Rhys Shelton (and wife Nikki), Robert Shelton (and wife Marrissa), Richard Shelton, Andrew Shelton, Peter Shelton, Elizabeth Shelton, Christopher Shelton, Craig Shelton and Collin Shelton, and six great grandchildren: Benjamin, Gabriel, Sebastian, Sullivan, Crispin, and Caelyn. In addition to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, she is survived by her sister-in-law Mary Helen McGregor, her brother-in-law Tate Shelton and wife Mary Nell and many nieces and nephews and their children.

Katy was active in the community and a member of First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas, a lifelong Baptist and devout follower of Christ. She supported her sons and grandchildren in Scouting attending their eleven Eagle courts of honor and one Gold Award court of honor. She came to their halftime performances in the band at Lamar High School and later, when her sons all attended Baylor University where they participated as members of the Baylor University Golden Wave Band (BUGWB), she and Whit were there, just as they had been as members of BUGWB themselves many years before.

Katy was the best example of a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother anyone could hope to know, and her legacy of achievement and excellence continues in the next generations. .

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday February 11 at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis, in Arlington. The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. February 12 in the South Chapel at the same location.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Richard Shelton
  • Andrew Shelton
  • Peter Shelton
  • Elizabeth Shelton
  • April Galyardt
  • Rhys Shelton
  • Robert Shelton
  • Christopher Shelton
  • Collin Shelton
  • Craig Shelton

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Anna Kate "Katy" McGregor Shelton

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Katie McGee

February 11, 2019

Katy was a wonderful woman who encouraged others. I was blessed to know her.

Mary Ann Shelton

February 11, 2019

My sweet mother in law. Katy, passed away Friday. I won the lottery because I had the best mother in law. She never criticized or compared her daughter in laws. She was always encouraging and supportive. She taught me a lot: different parenting styles lead to same successful outcomes and taking the time to develop unique relationships with each grandchild. She had a brilliant mind and was a pioneer businesswoman in Arlington. What a wonderful woman, mentor and friend. I'm happy she is finally reunited with her beloved Whit in Heaven...Mary Ann

Rusty Carnes

February 10, 2019

We remember your family at this time and will continue to lift you up to the Father who knows our needs. It is never easy to lose those we love most and a mother is certainly at the very top of that list.
With love, The Rusty and Lisa Carnes family

Floyd & Roberta May

February 10, 2019

Kate will be very missed.
We enjoyed being friends with Kate & Whit.
Our wish for all the families is to
know they are in our thoughts and prayers.

Martha McGregor

February 9, 2019

Cousin Kate and Whit were memorable for their intelligence and kindness. She had the strength and patience to keep our parents' accounts orderly. I could always trust her to find correct answers to our questions. She had a life well lived. Love to all. Martha McGregor and Doc Dwyer

Bob McGregor

February 8, 2019

She was a trusted cousin and CPA for our family law firm, and family businesses for many, many years. Anna Kate was always efficient, firm, kind and
trustworthy. She raised outstanding children excelled in anything she set out to do.

May she rest in peace and all the family be comforted.

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