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Wilda Eaton (Shelton)

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States
Death: July 1973 (71)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Henry Shelton and Virginia Shelton
Wife of Percy Brown
Ex-wife of Raymond Victor Eaton
Mother of Lorane Joyce Donlon and Valla Isobel Brown
Sister of Kassin Shelton; Lillie Shelton; Pearl Shelton; Henry wayne Shelton and Gerald Shelton

Occupation: Mother /Sunday School Teacher/
Managed by: Karen Louise Spain
Last Updated:

About Wilda Eaton

Wilda (born Jan 28 1902), says her daughter Lorane, “could ride a horse better

than any man. She did trick riding at the Rodeo with her brother Gerald, and that

was when that kind of thing was just not allowed. She could kill a rabbit at 50

paces by hitting it between the eyes with a stone. Her parents were away for

months at a time, but never worried because Wilda would take care of them.

Wilda could live in the wilderness, knew how to catch a fish with some string and

bent wire; and knew the names of all the trees and bushes, and all the herbal

remedies for things.”

Wilda lived in tents when he worked for Railroad or picked apples after she took

up with Brownie. When she was a teenager, she went up with grandpa at the

forest service. She would prop her leg up on the saddle and roll up a cigarette with

one hand. Valla could do that too. When they worked in the forest, they did not

have a telephone, but could shinny up the pole and make a phone call using a clip

on phone thing; she was a switchboard operator at one time. Her dad had a livery

stable in Goldendale when he quit wheat ranching.

Sheltons and Tuttle were likely to have been Presbyterians; Eatons were Baptist.

Renee Flansburg was 11 when Wilda died around 1973; her parents divorced

when she was 8. She had angina for years.

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Wilda Eaton's Timeline

August 1, 1028
Petaluma, California, United States
January 28, 1902
Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States
November 4, 1925
Age 23
Goldendale, Washington, United States
July 1973
Age 71
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States