Alma E. SheldonFebruary 13,2013Alma E. Sheldon
SPRINGFIELD — Alma E. Sheldon, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Hotaling) Leach.
She graduated from high school in Congers, N.Y.
On June 28, 1941, she married Frederick D. Sheldon in Maryland. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Sheldon was a member of Congers (N.Y.) Methodist Church.
She enjoyed holidays and celebrations with family.
Survivors include two children, the Rev. William Sheldon of Springfield and Betty Taylor of Zillah, Wash., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also predeceased by two brothers, Charles and William Leach.
Private burial will be at a later date in Wappingers Falls (N.Y.) Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brownsville Community Church Mission Fund, Hartland Road, Brownsville, VT 05137.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
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