Captain George R. Shelton, U.S. Coast
and Geodetic Survey, who retired in 1956, died February 21, 1979.
Captain Shelton, from Lim Rock, Alabama, received his degree
in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1924,
He joined the Coast and Geodetic Survey as a Deck Officer in
1925. His widely diversified 31-year career in the Coast and
Geodetic Survey included duty aboard six survey vessels, serving
two tours of duty on two of the vessels.
His career has included various field party assignments which
took him to nearly every section of the United States, the Dominican
Republic, and to South America. He was serving as Officer-in-charge
of the New York, New York, Computing Office at the time of his
retirement in 1956.
Captain Shelton is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, St. Louis,
Missouri; two daughters, Mary Lou of St. Louis, Missouri, and
Jane of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at the grave site at the Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery (Springfield, Missouri), on February
26, 1979. Donations may be made in memory of Captain Shelton
to CASA, 560 Trinity Avenue, Shelton, Missouri 63130.
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 3/1/1979