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Major Mary Sheldon Craft

October 19, 1942 — July 17, 2021

DURHAM- Major Mary Sheldon Craft, 78, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Mary was born October 19, 1942, to the late Harrison and Martha Baggett Sheldon in El Paso, TX. As a Major in the United States Army, Mary retired after 20 years as an Army Nurse. She was a very compassionate nurse, as she cared deeply for the patients she served. Her passion included mentoring and educating anyone interested in becoming a nurse. Mary was very proud of her military career.  Mary will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, and aunt. She will be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Craft.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Shelly M. Andes (Paul); sister, Dorothy Sheldon Williams (Ken); grandchildren, Paul Andes and Tiffany Andes; niece, Sarah Williams Northrop (Michael); Jack’s children, Angela Fish, Jack Craft and Philip Craft; as well as other loving family members and friends.

A service will be held in Florida at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made honoring Mary to Independent Animal Rescue, P. O. Box 14232, Durham, NC. 27709-4232.

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