Elizabeth Jane Houchin Shelton-June 26, 2011

Elizabeth Jane Houchin Shelton, age 54, of Amarillo, died Sunday,
June 26, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Central Church of Christ Chapel with Greg Dowell, minister, officiating.  A private family burial will follow in the Goodnight Cemetery, Goodnight, Texas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Liz was born November 24, 1956 in Lubbock, Texas.  She graduated from Tascosa High School in Amarillo and attended Amarillo Junior College and Oklahoma Christian University where she met Eugene Shelton.  They were married on January 17, 1976 in Canyon, Texas.  Liz was a homemaker, wife, mother, and Mimi.  Her two grandsons were the love of her life.  She was a member of Central Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene of Amarillo; one son, Joshua Shelton and one daughter, Lauren Shelton, both of Amarillo; her parents, Bob and Charlotte Houchin of Amarillo; three brothers, Bobby Houchin, Jr. of Ft. Worth, Steve Houchin and his wife Rita of Amarillo, Jeff Houchin of Ft. Worth; two sisters, Donna Marsello and her husband, Paul of Ft. Worth, Jennifer Lunn and her husband Luke of Ft. Worth; two grandsons, Colin and Caden Young; her mother-in-law; Allene Shelton of Idabel, Ok, four brothers-in law; Scott Shelton of Oklahoma City, Van Shelton and his wife Jill of Canyon; Monte Shelton and his wife Dawn of Oklahoma City and Tyson Shelton and his wife Melody of Ada, Oklahoma and one sister-in law; Cindy Stout and her husband Rick of Oklahoma City; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Transplant Living Center, 23405 East 5th Place #103, Aurora, Colorado.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 6:00 ~ 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

0 Replies to “Elizabeth Jane Houchin Shelton-June 26, 2011”

  1. Eugene, I just heard about Liz. I am very sorry, I wish that I would have stayed in touch with her. I often thought about her and wondered how she was. I loved her she was such a good person. She was nothing but love. Now I know that she is in a wonderful place. Do know that you, Josh and Lauren are in my prayers.
    Connie

  2. Love you Lizzie, my favorite cousin! Be at peace with our God now! I will see you when I get there!
    SJ Houchin

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know Liz is in heaven and she will continue to shine her special “light” upon us always. I’m sure Nina was there to meet her. She was a beautiful, kind, loving, remarkable woman. Selfishly….I will miss her terribly. Wish I could have made it home to be with you all last week. Love always.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know Liz is in heaven and she will continue her to shine her special “light” upon us always. I’m sure Nina was there to meet her. She was a beautiful, kind, loving, remarkable woman. Selfishly…I will miss her terribly. Wish I could have made it home to be with you all last week. Love always.

  5. Eugene,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Although I never met you or Liz, Susan Hamelin always had kind words for you and your family. I am sure she will be missed.
    Shannon, TLC

  6. To the Houchin and Shelton families:
    Prayers go out to our families in this time. Liz was an awesome woman. I remember seeing her a few years ago when I was living back in Amarillo. Y’all had a great impact in my life. She will be dearly missed.
    Love,
    Jason

  7. Eugene, may the loving hands of God comfort you, your children, and grandchildren at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Tina, Marty, Angie, J.W. and Frankie Foshee and families

  8. We have just learned of Liz’s passing, and we are so sorry for Gene, Josh and Lauren and all of the Houchin and extended family. We will certainly miss Liz, however, we have all been enriched by knowing her – it does not end here. As always, we will keep everyone in mind and heart – we love and pray for you and all! -Nancy, David and Ross Walker

  9. Eugene, I am so sorry for your loss and for your family’s struggles. I will continue to pray for all of you. Strength& Blessings.
    Angie (Foshee) Moore

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I have so many happy memories with Liz over all the years. Love in Christ, Tina and Wendell Ashby

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys Eugene, Josh, and Lauren… I remember Mrs. Shelton as my favorite substitute teacher in junior high school and high school. Liz was one of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life. I am glad we got to reconnect when I moved to Bowie street. We love you guys and we will keep you in our thoughts during this sad time.
    Will, Nicole, Cameron Davis

  12. Eugene, Josh, Lauren..
    So sad for your loss but I know the angels are rejoicing by their gain. What a wonderful woman Liz was..I know you will miss her, but I pray that your cherished memories will comfort you as you grieve…love you all…
    sheila and neal legan

  13. We are so saddened by your loss, we never met your daughter, but I am sure she was a good person. Larry

  14. steve and rita
    I’m so sorry to here of your loss, my thought’s and prayer’s are with you and your family.
    donna reese ( x office adminstrater dr tenorio office )

  15. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Liz and I had many fun times throughout junior high at church and school. I will always remember her as devoted to every person in her life, and cherish the recent phone conversation we shared.

  16. So sorry to hear of the passing of Liz! She was a high school friend and we enjoyed her company as recently as Christmas time. Thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time.

  17. Steve and Rita,
    I never knew Liz but I am sorry you are having to face this moment. I wish you strength and comfort. It’s been a long time since I have seen either one of you. I hope you both are doing well.
    Again, I am sorry for your loss.

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