September 13, 1934 ~ March 11, 2019

Born in: Beatrice, Nebraska
Resided in: Westminster, Colorado

It is with sadness that the family of Shirley Ilene Edgar announces her passing on March 11, 2019. Shirley was born on September 13, 1934, in Beatrice, Nebraska, to Clarence Alton Wymore and Lola Geneva Ellison and grew up as an only child, but she had many cousins and lifelong childhood friends. She attended the University of Nebraska and married Donald Lee Felton on Dec 22, 1953, in Lincoln, Nebraska, while he was serving in the US Army. Later, they moved from Lincoln, Nebraska, with their two sons, Don and Scott, to Fort Morgan, Colorado, where their daughter, Diane, was born. Shortly thereafter, they moved and raised their children in Golden. After she and Don parted ways, she moved to Lakewood. Then in 1977, she met and married Bill Edgar and moved to Colorado Springs. During this time, she worked for many years at Ernst & Young. She and Bill moved to Denver and later to Westminster, acquiring more friends with every move.

In her youth, she played the piano and loved to bicycle. After raising her family, she and Bill enjoyed dancing, vacations to Martha’s Vineyard, and holiday visits with family, including Bill’s daughters, Christine Gehringer and Mariann Budde, and their families. Upon retiring, her passion became hosting small get togethers, watching hummingbirds, mowing the lawn, and planting trees at the Wymore cabin. Bill would grill while she prepared the rest of the meal, including scratch-baked breads and rolls, as well as pies for holiday occasions. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, the 1812 Club, the Colonial Dames and was also a Mayflower Descendant, thanks to the genealogical research of her dear cousin Bev Nelson. Shirley had a deep faith and was very humble and supportive of others. She will be deeply missed by her many friends and family members.

She is preceded in death by her second husband William “Bill” Belknap Edgar, son Donald Lance (Patricia) Felton, and grandson Dylan Joseph (Christina Hebb) Thomas. She is survived by her first husband Donald Lee Felton, Jr of Boise, ID; son Scott Wesley (Kelly) Felton of Cascade, ID; daughter Diane Leslie (Monty) Thomas of Fort Morgan, CO; granddaughters Shauna Stephanie (Josh) Tomes of Northglenn, CO; Jessica Shea (Matt) Klouda of Firestone, CO; grandsons Tyler Matthew (Kathleen) Thomas of Broomfield, CO; and Jacob Zane Felton of Cascade, ID; and great-grandchildren Bricein Noel Martin, Kenidee Shea Nix, and Keenein Lance Nix of Firestone, CO; and Avery Fay Thomas, Parker Leu Thomas, and Hugh Allen Thomas of Broomfield, CO.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held on April 1, 2019, at 10:30 AM at Horan & McConaty Funeral Services located at 7577 W 80th Avenue in Arvada, CO.

Cards and letters can be addressed to Diane Thomas at 55 Canfield Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701.

Flower arrangements can be sent to Horan & McConaty Funeral Services (address above).

Donations on behalf of Shirley can be made on-line to // or mailed to Poudre Canyon Fire Protect District at PO Box 370, LaPorte, CO 80535-0364. Please specify “Upper Poudre Canyon, Station 2”


Celebration of Life: April 1, 2019 10:30 am

Horan & McConaty - Northwest/Arvada
7577 W. 80th Ave.
Arvada, CO 80003

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  1. Dear Diane and family. Tom and I are very sad to hear if your mother’s Passing . We send our deepest condolence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Diane, Was so sorry to hear about your Mother. She will be remembered forever by her many children and grandchildren. She had a wonderful life.
    Bobbie J and Bill Gates
    Corvallis, OR

  3. Diane, Was so sorry to hear about your Mother. She will be remembered forever by her many children and grandchildren.
    Bobbie J and Bill Gates
    Corvallis, OR

  4. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Shirley. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  5. Dear family of the beautiful Shirley Edgar,
    I had the honor and privilege of working with Shirley for 11 years when I was a young and somewhat inexperienced attorney. She “raised me up” in so many ways, both in maturity and professionalism. She was a very special woman- a kind, strong, trailblazing woman always full of grace and ready to help in any way she could. I know you will miss her and I know your loving memories of her will keep her in your thoughts forever!


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