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Dolores Shipman (Stebleton)

Dolores (Stebleton) Shipman

Dolores (Stebleton) Shipman, a former, longtime resident of Weed, Calif. died October 16, 2006 at Farmington Square in Medford. She was 78.

Dolores was born July 18, 1928 in Minot, North Dakota where she met and married her high school sweetheart and life-long partner, Alton Shipman.

After both graduating from the University of North Dakota with teaching credentials, Dolores and Al moved west. In the early 1950s they landed teaching positions; Dolores at Yreka High School and her husband at Weed High School.

Dolores would begin her career as a home economics teacher first at Yreka High School then moving to Weed High School. When College of the Siskiyous was just getting started, Dolores would be asked to create and implement a program of classes that included such courses as Child Development, Nutrition, Marriage and Family and early Childhood Education. Her Early Childhood program educated trainees to work in preschools throughout Siskiyou County. In 1985, Dolores was recognized by the International Women's League for her dedicated service to the women of Siskiyou County.

After 25 years of teaching, Dolores retired with her husband to travel, golf, and be with her grandson. Dolores moved to Medford after the death of her husband in 2001.

Dolores is preceded in death by her son, Theodore Alton Shipman, who died in 1979, and her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Libby Shipman-Cusson and husband, Bob, of North Carolina, and her daughter, Lynn Shipman-Faust and husband, Rick, of Medford. She is also survived by her only grandchild, Taylor Theodore Faust, of Medford.

As per their wishes, Al and Dolores will have a graveside memorial and burial held in their hometown of Towner, North Dakota.

Dolores Shipman (Stebleton)