Douglas W. Sheldon Jr.

March 8, 1942 - November 19, 2021
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Douglas Wilson Sheldon, Jr., (Doug) age 79, of Tucson, AZ, died Friday, November 19, 2021, at Copper Health, Oro Valley, AZ, of respiratory failure after a long illness. Born March 8, 1942, Staten Island, NY, he was the son of the late Douglas W. Sheldon, Sr. and Barbara Sherwood Walsh. He was the husband of Zelma Holtzople Saylor Sheldon, his wife of 43 years.
Doug was a 1960 graduate of Buena High School, Sierra Vista, AZ. Doug served in the US Air Force, is a Vietnam Veteran, served in the US Army Reserves, and Air National Guard. He worked for the U. S. Department of Defense, DTNSRDC and contractors.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Christian Douglas Sheldon, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, daughters; Patricia Elizabeth Sheldon, and Celeste Michele Sheldon, of Germany; two grandchildren, Caya Sophia Sheldon, of Germany, and grandson, Rylan Douglas Sheldon, of Fuquay-Varina, NC; sister, Deborah S. Walsh, of Tucson, AZ; brothers, Brian Sheldon and family from Brookline, MA, and Gregg Sheldon and his wife, Elizabeth and family, of Henniker, NH; and step-son Jason Patrick Saylor and wife Ronel, of Hedgesville, WV.
A Memorial Service is planned for December 18, 2021, at the Sanctuary United Methodist Church, 7620 N. Hartman Lane, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85743 at 10:00 a.m.

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Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Sanctuary United Methodist Church


7620 N. Hartman Lane
Tucson, AZ 85743

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Born: March 8, 1942
Died: November 19, 2021

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Susan posted on 10/16/22

Bon voyage Doug. Rest in Jesus.


Liz posted on 12/17/21

Oh, Doug....... I will miss our extended debates about everything under the sun. Your winning smile always made losing the debate a little easier. Rest easy until we will meet again.


Janice Rose posted on 12/9/21

Doug was a faithful believer in Christ, a true American patriot, and a loyal friend. He showed great concern for both Rich and me during the years that we traveled a rocky road. His friendship and sincere concern meant a great deal. We always looked forward to seeing him with Zelma at Sanctuary services. He had a wonderful smile and he will be greatly missed but I am so thankful for the memories he so generously gave to all. Janice Rose