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Larry Steven Shellenberger
Larry Steven Shellenberger, 74, peacefully passed away holding his wife’s hand, on November 23, 2020 after a hard, courageous fight with thyroid cancer. Larry was an only child born July 19, 1946, in Portland Oregon to Gloria Georgia Goodwin Shellenberger. He grew up in Yakima Washington where he graduated from A.C. Davis High School. After graduating, he met the love of his life and married, Waynoka Eileen Morgan, on September 3, 1966. Together they moved to Seattle Washington where he worked in accounting for Acme Poultry and began raising two beautiful daughters. Filling a life dream, he moved his family back to his hometown of Yakima where he cared for his mother through her battle with Alzheimer’s. There he began his career in railroad transportation and later moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he retired in 2012 as a rail clerk from Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Through the years he enjoyed league bowling, playing card games, and looked forward to watching and boisterously cheering for the Seattle Seahawks during football season. Most recently he found great pleasure in playing pinochle each week with his friends at the Senior Center. His greatest joy of all was spending time with his wife and caring for her like a true gentleman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Waynoka; daughters, Annastasia Henderson and Heather Scott; sons-in-law, Scott Henderson and Jeremy Scott; grandchildren Taylor, Chad, Brooke, Ryan, Cole, Kyle, Brady, Savannah and Morgan; and great-grandson Malcom. At Larry’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or Alzheimer’s Association.
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  1. We will all miss Larry and his wonderful spirit. I remember the time we cheered Cole at the volleyball tournament in Texas.
    His enthusiasm was contagious.
    May we continue to remember the blessings Larry added to our lives.

  2. So thankful for times we were able to spend together. Thankful Larry is no longer in pain. Thankful for FaceTime calls with you Noka and lots of love to give. Also so very thankful for my blankets and my dish scrubbies! I do not know of your pain in this moment but I know you are strong and just know you are very loved by all your grandkids!! Big hugs and kisses and hope to see you soon !! Love you !!

  3. Love you Larry. Please tell all the family waiting for you that I send my love. You were so blessed in this life to have found Noka and to have raised 2 beautiful daughters. God Speed

  4. Noka, Stacey, Heather – We are saddened to learn today of Larry’s death. He and you all warmly welcomed us to Seattle, technically, Riverton Heights, in the fall of 1980 . You have remained special in our memories of transitioning to the city. Our daughters, Nichole (Nikki) and Wendy, join us in sending our love and deepest sympathy to you, Noka, Stacey, and Heather

  5. Heather and family
    We remember playing softball at church with your Dad. He always had a smile and laugh. Please accept our prayers and thoughts as you miss him. Stu and Thela and Stu

  6. Noka, Stacey and Heather,
    Larry was one of a kind and a big part of my childhood. I’m so sorry to hear of house passing. Your family was my second and I’ll always remember him. I love you all. Hugs and thoughts.

  7. So many wonderful memories of our Seattle neighbors Larry and Noka and kids. Will truly miss my good golfing buddy. Alan and Paula Cellamare

  8. I worked with Larry when he first started working for the railroad in Yakima. We were talking about those days and I was sad to see this obituary. He always greeted me every morning with a loud Good Morning Beth! I’m glad to see he went on with his railroad career. He talked fondly and often of his family and he was always cheerful and upbeat. I’m so sorry for your loss. They say you always remember kindness and that’s how I think of Larry. God Bless.

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