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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.


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