Nellie Mae Shackelford was born on September 15, 1920 in Neosho, Missouri to William Peter and Effie Elija Freund.

Nellie passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at her home in Colfax, California, surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Foster Ronayne Shackelford.

Her legacy includes four children, Judith (and Jon) Lippsmeyer, Jacqueline (and Richard) Chowning, Sharon (and Jim) Beaman, and Dennis (and Eileen) Shackelford; her 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and her four great, great-grandchildren.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great, great-grandmother. She had an awesome sense of humor, was an excellent cook and hostess, and a great friend.

She will be dearly missed by all. Have fun dancing in heaven Nellie!

A graveside service will be held in Mount Shasta at a date to be determined.

Arrangements were made by Sierra Foothills Funeral Services.