ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loving mother, Barbara Shelton, 56, born on January 17, 1955 and passed away on November 11, 2011. We will remember her forever.

"She will be eternally remembered for her strength, wisdom and undying love for her family and friends. Her memory will never be forgotten as the hole in our hearts which her passing left will never be filled."
Loving Sister-Wife-Mother-Grandmother
-by Curtis Shelton

Memorial Announcement

Please join friends and family to celebrate the life of Barbara Shelton on Saturday, November 26th, beginning at 10:00 AM.
Location: Calimesa Country Club, 1300 3rd Street, Calimesa, California

Tamara Meadows and family will be hosting an extended reception to follow.
Location: 1469 Cheshire Drive, Perris, California

For those who wish to send a floral tribute, you may contact Jean's Flower Basket 1-800-795-3267.

 

Posted by Faith Meadows on July 17, 2020
Thinking of you today! I love you to the moon and back! Rest easy.

Love, Faith
Posted by Joyce Shelton on January 17, 2020
Happy Happy Birthday Barbie!! Having a Bud Light with Curt in celebration of your life. We love you so and talk of you often. Rest peacefully our sweet angel!
Posted by Joyce Shelton on November 11, 2018
Oh beautiful Barbie!! We all love and miss you so much. Our boys know you through memories we share with them but how I wish they could have known you here on this earth. Nolan drew a picture in school the other day and he said he drew it for you and it made my heart so happy to know he feels your love through the people around him who knew your love when you were with us. You gave me one of the greatest gifts I could have ever asked for, you gave me Curtis and without him my soul could not be complete! Thank you for the kindness and love you always showed me and the great example of what a wonderful mother looks like. You are forever in our hearts. Be with Curtis today because I know it will be a tough one for him. I love you Barbie and will see you again.
Posted by Faith Alexis on November 11, 2018
Grammy,
I don’t know what to say. I leave these every once in a while. I can’t believe it’s been 7 years! Alex and I are engaged, Curt’s still deployed, Alex is leaving to training soon, and I still seem to be kicking. I love and miss you with my everything. Just help me keep our men safe on this long journey. I love you Grammy! Keep safe up there beautiful and angelic as always! Rest In Peace!❤️
Posted by Trinidee Shelton on November 11, 2018
Barb, I miss you. I wish we would have been around more in the last few years of your life. Wish I could give you a hug and have more deep conversations with you. If you could only see all these beautiful grandchildren you have, you’d be astounded. We keep your memory alive for them through stories and memories. You are forever loved! ❤️
Posted by Faith Meadows on May 9, 2018
Hey Grammy,
  Its been a while since I've written, but tonight I get to sing a solo at the high school and represent our choir and our school. All I can think about is how I want to make you and everybody proud by performing my heart out. I've never had the courage to go for something like this, but I finally stood up for myself and threw myself out there. Wish me luck and watch over me as I attempt to make you guys all proud of me. I love you!
Posted by Faith Meadows on January 29, 2018
Hi Grammy.
I saw a Hummingbird today.I miss you like crazy! I think about you every day. I'm a Junior, I have a job now, and I drive. I'm trying really hard to be the best I can. I love you so much.
                             Love,
                                  Faith
Posted by Curtis Shelton on January 17, 2018
Happy Birthday Ma. Missing you. I wish I could bear to think of you more. I miss you so much. I love you. I hope you would be proud.
Posted by Joyce Shelton on November 12, 2017
Barbie another year has gone by since we lost you. Today wile me and Curtis were standing by a tree a little hummingbird came and fluttered rite next to us then landed on a branch and stayed there next to us . I looked at curtis and showed him you were there with us at that moment even that little moment was so special. Thank you for continuing to give us signs that you will always be here watching over us. Not a day goes by that we don’t remember your loving smile and kind heart. Forever in our hearts!
Posted by Curtis Shelton on June 15, 2017
Hey Momma , still havent figured out, or accepted what happened. All i know is that i still can't think of you too much for fear that the pain will truly set in. Everything i have accomplished since you left has truly been in honor of you. I still remember the day i became a Marine, and saw so many familiar faces in the crowd, and my mind was still searching for yours.I try to find you still, and have yet to succeed, i miss you so much.YOUR family has grown so strong, each one of the grandkids possess a special part of you somehow, its scary sometimes. I think that was your final parting gift to us, I think you gave us the pieces of yourself that we were all missing all along. I can never thank you enough. I love you Ma.
Your baby boy.
Who is in some ways no longer a baby and in other ways still just that.
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on May 15, 2017
Happy Mother's Day, we all miss you every day & talk about you often. You would be so proud of the children you raised, as well as the children they are raising. Your Legacy lives on through all of them. Love & miss you.
Posted by Faith Alexis on April 7, 2017
Grammy,
  I miss you so much!! I wish you were here to see how well everyone is doing. Everyone is doing great and for the most part getting along. We are all working together to make sure each other are happy. We all love and miss you so much. Thank you so much for everything you did for us. I hope you're doing well up there and that you're happy.
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day babe, everyone misses you so much. The kids are all doing well, and the grandkids are growing up so fast.
Love & miss you
Posted by Faith Meadows on February 13, 2017
Hey Grammy,
I miss you like crazy!! I think about you every day. I love you and wish you were here to share all of my new adventures and to know my baby sister. We all wish you were here to help us... I know I miss our long talks and sitting on the couch and watching Charmed or laying in your bed and watching Titanic. I think about you every day and you are always with me in some way. I want you to know that I talk about you to Brayden and Rilynn all the time so that even though they don't get to know you in person they can still know what an AMAZING grandma you were and so that they can know you.

I LOVE YOU!!!!!
LOVE, Faith
Posted by Khris Meadows on January 17, 2017
Grandma barbara I can't believe it has been five long years without you. I wanted wish you a happy birthday. I wanted you to know you're with me everywhere I go. I always have and always will miss
Posted by Faith Alexis on January 17, 2017
Happy birthday Grammy!!!❤❤❤ I love and miss u like crazy! I wish u we're here to see me and my siblings as we grow!! All I ask is u watch over us as we go on our crazy journeys in life. Love u! Rest in piece!❤
Posted by Faith Alexis on November 11, 2016
Hey Grammy!!! Well today is 5 years since u have been gone. I think about u everyday! I love and miss u so much!! I still think of when we would watch Charmed in the morning and Titanic at night. Rest easy Grammy!!!❤️
Posted by Khris Meadows on November 11, 2016
Grandma it has been a rough five years without you. There is not a single day that I go without thinking of you. I miss you dearly and I wish that I could see your face and give you a hug just one last time. I wish you would be able to come back and see how everybody has changed and meet Rilynn. We all miss you so much and wish we could have you back. I love you with all my heart
Posted by Joyce Shelton on November 11, 2016
Sweet Beautiful Barbie, I can't believe today marks 5 years since you left us. So much has happened in these 5 years and yet I can still hear your voice and see your beautiful smile. We miss you every day but hold tight to all our wonderful memories. I am given peace knowing you watch over us and our two beautiful boys. Love you Barbie rest easy
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on May 8, 2016
Happy Mother''s Day, we all miss you so much. I think of you daily and wish we were here.
Posted by Faith Meadows on January 5, 2016
Hey Grammy,
I miss you every day I wish you were here with me every day to watch me grow and mature. I love you!!! Show me a sign soon that you're here. <3
            Love,
          Faith Meadows
Posted by Faith Meadows on December 29, 2015
Hey Grammy,
I miss you like crazy!!!! So, today for the first time in a long time we had a great night. Uncle Curtis helped me with my singing and hugged me. He held me and told me that everything was going to be okay and that i need to be strong. I hope I can do just that and make him and you proud!!! I wish you were here to see me sing and become successful. I wish you were here to see me grow into a woman you would be very proud of. I hope i can make you proud. I just wanted to tell you that were are doing good we all miss you every second of every minute of every day. I love you just keep us all safe and together because i cant deal with anymore loss. Losing you was too much already, I already dont know what ti do without you if i lost anyone else i wouldnt survive. Thank You Grammy for everything!!!
  I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!!
   <3 your granddaughter,
              Faith
Posted by Joyce Shelton on December 11, 2015
My beautiful Barbie!! Missing you as Christmas is approaching.. I miss doing the Christmas tree with you and enjoying hot choc on the porch listening to the rain. I will always remember the little things that have become such special Moments in my life. Rest in peace our angel above!!
Posted by Faith Meadows on November 16, 2015
Grammy Beebra,
I was just thinking about you and thought I would leave you a note. I'm sorry I didn't do this sooner. I miss you so much, you have no idea. I always think about how my baby brother and sister will never know your love and support that I always had. I miss having you there when I need you. I miss being able to call you when I want to hear you voice. I know that you are with me in my heart and in spirit, I wish you were all the way here to help me get through high school and through life!! Ill see you up there someday, say hi to great grandma and great grandpa for me. <3
Posted by Faith Meadows on November 11, 2015
Grammy Barbara,
today is 4 years since u have passed. I miss and love u with all my heart. These past 4 years have been really hard, but the knowledge of u being there in spirit and in my heart has helped me. U will forever be missed and remembered. <3
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on May 10, 2015
Happy Mother"s Day Sweetheart. We all miss you so much, Curtis is away at Marine Corps Boot Camp, he finally got what he wanted "RECON" hope you'll forgive me for that. I love and miss you.
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on January 18, 2015
Happy 60th Birthday babe, miss and love you!!
Posted by Joyce Shelton on January 17, 2015
Happy Birthday Momma! Love and miss you every day.
Posted by Joyce Shelton on November 12, 2014
Missing you every day. Wish you were here to meet nolan. But all the memories we shared with you will live on and we will tell our boys of your wonderful soul. Rest in peace! We love you!
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on November 11, 2014
Thinking of you today, not many days pass that I don't! The kids are doing well, and your grandkids are getting big. You are so missed by all.
Posted by Joyce Shelton on November 2, 2014
Just thinking about you Barbie! Me and Curtis were talking about you today and how we wish you could be here to meet Nolan. But we tell him about u all the time. He sleeps with your blanket and it warms my heart to have even the littlest things to remember you by. Always in our thoughts sweet angel!!
Posted by Debye Kerbey on May 31, 2014
Going through old photo boxes, I inevitably run across more pics of Barbara who was my best friend from age 11 on. In January of 2014, I launched my music archive and wrote a memoir piece about Barbara Jean's influence in/on my life.
Here is the link to read. http://debyedelorean.com/mac-edit-barbara-jean/

Today I am posting the pics I found. A couple of really sweet ones with Johnny and Tammy. Enjoy.
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day Barb, thank you for our wonderful children! Wish you could be here to enjoy them and watch them mature, they miss you so much, I do too!
Posted by Joyce Shelton on May 8, 2014
Barbie,
    I am always thinking about you and the long talks we used to have and how i wish so much to be able to just talk with you one more time and how I wish to just have u here to laugh with. Missing you everyday our sweet angel, if only we could have you one more second and see that beautiful smile. I would give anything!
Posted by Joyce Shelton on January 17, 2014
Happy Birthday Momma! We will celebrate your life today and the many memories we have. I know that you are looking down on us smiling. You will always hold a special place in our hearts and in our lives. Thank you for raising the sweet, kind, and gentle man that I will spend forever with. I love u Barbie!
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on January 17, 2014
Happy Birthday, we all miss you so much!!
Posted by Tamara Meadows on November 11, 2013
Two years ago today we lost a dear woman who will be missed deeply! You were an amazing mom, frien and person. I see more and more of you in me every day! Thank you for teaching me to have the dtrength and dedication t be who I am today! I love you with all my heart!
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day, I so wish you were here to see how our children are maturing, I'm so proud of them. You are missed so much. I know you are in a better place and free from pain and that comforts me. A big hug for a great Mom.
Posted by Johnny Shelton Jr. on January 18, 2013
Thought about you a lot today and all the birthdays you made so special for us kids. As soon as i get a chance I will get a Boston Cream Pie and have a piece for us both. Happy Birthday and thanks for watching over us.
Posted by Tamara Meadows on January 17, 2013
Happy birthday mom! Not a day goes bye that I don't think about you and miss you dearly! The kids made you cards to celebrate...you are missed a great deal in our home! I hope you are happy and healthy up there! I LOVE YOU!
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on January 17, 2013
Happy Birthday Barb, I miss you more as time passes I never imagined getting older without you. The years had a way of bringing us back together. I think of you daily!
Posted by Leigh Ann Ortega on January 17, 2013
Wanted so badly to wish you a Happy Birthday. Give Mom and Gino a big hug for me. Miss you so much.
Posted by Trinidee Shelton on November 14, 2012
Barb,
It is hard to believe it has been a year. We all miss you and talk about you often. You are remembered and loved...
Trinidee
Posted by Joyce Shelton on November 13, 2012
This past year has been tough without you Barbie. I wish you were here to see Liam. He is definitely a handful like u told me he would be :). I wish you could be here to meet Nolan but we will share all our memories with both our sons. I wish you were here to see Curtis follow his dreams you would be so proud of the man you raised! We love you and miss you.
Posted by Johnny Shelton Jr. on November 12, 2012
Well mom, it's been a long hard year without you, miss you so much and still wish I could have done more to help. Keep watching over us and give us the strength. I will keep our memories close to heart. I know you always wanted to do what you loved but many times felt it was out of your reach and I am sad for that. I will be running the western in your honor. Be with me.
Posted by Tamara Meadows on November 11, 2012
Mom, it has been quite a year without you! feels like just yesterday we were saying goodbye. We miss you every day. Not a day goes by that one of the doesnt say how much they miss you. Rilynn is crawling and Faith is her 6th grade class Vice President! We know you are proud. I love you dearly!
Posted by Johnny Shelton Sr. on May 13, 2012
Happy Mother's Day Sweetheart. We all love and miss you. Your new granddaughter is precious.
Posted by Tamara Meadows on May 13, 2012
Happy mother's day! I love and miss you so much! Wish you could be here to meet Rilynn!
Posted by Joyce Shelton on March 12, 2012
Barbie,
   I am so blessed to have known you. You were such a great friend and your words of wisdom will always be with me. Not a day goes by that I'm not reminded of you. Thank you for being a Mom and a friend to me. I love u Barb!
Posted by Johnny Shelton Jr. on March 5, 2012
Made mash potatoes and ground beef gravey for the family last nite. Presley says, "Dad this is so good, were did you learn to make this?" I HAD THE BLESSING OF SAYING, " from my mom sweetheart."
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Posted by Faith Meadows on July 17, 2020
Thinking of you today! I love you to the moon and back! Rest easy.

Love, Faith
Posted by Joyce Shelton on January 17, 2020
Happy Happy Birthday Barbie!! Having a Bud Light with Curt in celebration of your life. We love you so and talk of you often. Rest peacefully our sweet angel!
Posted by Joyce Shelton on November 11, 2018
Oh beautiful Barbie!! We all love and miss you so much. Our boys know you through memories we share with them but how I wish they could have known you here on this earth. Nolan drew a picture in school the other day and he said he drew it for you and it made my heart so happy to know he feels your love through the people around him who knew your love when you were with us. You gave me one of the greatest gifts I could have ever asked for, you gave me Curtis and without him my soul could not be complete! Thank you for the kindness and love you always showed me and the great example of what a wonderful mother looks like. You are forever in our hearts. Be with Curtis today because I know it will be a tough one for him. I love you Barbie and will see you again.
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Shared by Faith Meadows on November 16, 2015

I will never forget all of the days that grammy would pick us three Faith, Hayden, and Khristopher, up from school and take us to the drug store. We would get candy and a drink and go home. For the rest of the day we would sit on the couch watching Charmed, the best show ever. We would sit there and watch tv until mama got home. I will forever miss our days we got to spend all day with you. You showing us how important famiy is an how precious life is. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! <3

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Shared by Debye Kerbey on May 31, 2014

I haven't written the song I plan to compose about Barbara and "What she/you meant to me" (Working Title) but I did launch my music archive in January, and wrote a feature about Barbara and her influence on/in my life.
Here is the linkhttp://debyedelorean.com/mac-edit-barbara-jean/

Last week my oldest son lost a friend. He said to me, I think I now know how you must feel about losing Aunt Barbara...indeed.  
  

Mom the handy woman

Shared by Johnny Shelton Jr. on January 18, 2013

As a youngster I learned alot from my mom.  I will never forget the time when i was about 5 years old learning how to fix a kitchen faucet.  We lived on 32nd ave in Phx at the time.   I stood there intensly watching her every move , removing the handle and slowly dis-assembling the faucet when suddenly it exploded and water shot to the cieling and flooded the entire kitchen while she ran frantic looking for the water shut off valve.  Took her a while to find it and it was total panic chaos.  Its funny the things you remember from early childhood.  So that particular day she taught me to turn off the water before working on the faucet LOL!  Love ya Mom!