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COLLEEN ELIZABETH SHELLEY

 COLLEEN ELIZABETH SHELLEY 

Colleen Elizabeth Shelley of Falls Church, Virginia died January 10, 2024 in Arlington, Virginia. Colleen was born on August 23, 1936 in Scotland County, Missouri the daughter of Floyd and Mary Deane (Forrester) Shelley. She graduated from Memphis High School in 1954 and attended Gem City College in Quincy, Illinois. Later she received a degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Colleen retired after working many years for the U.S. Department of State. 

Colleen loved animals and enjoyed taking her dogs to visit nursing homes. She also enjoyed going to Missouri to visit relatives and attend the Sandhill grinding and Edinburg reunion. She loved running in marathons, especially the annual Marine Corps marathon. The last time she ran in it she was 79 years old and won first place in her age group. She was a very caring person and will be missed. 

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry Shelley. She is survived by two sons, Paul and Jeffery Miller of Falls Church, sister Elaine Hawkins of Ashton, Maryland, a niece, four nephews and many cousins.