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Leona V. Sheldon

Leona Violet (Martin) Sheldon, 91, of Forest Grove, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

Family graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Willamette National Cemetery. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in the chapel at First Christian Church, 2231 19th Ave. in Forest Grove. 

Sheldon was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Wirtch, N.D., to Daniel and Alvina Martin. During the Dust Bowl, her family left their farm and moved near LaCenter, Wash. In 1941, she married Lloyd Raymond Sheldon. Following their marriage, they lived in Gales Creek and Cornelius until moving to Forest Grove nine years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lloyd, who died in 2007. 

Survivors include sons, Terry  Sheldon of Forest Grove, and Dan and Douglas Sheldon, both of Gaston; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings, Erma Murray, Needa Finlayson and Alvin Martin.