Shelley
Shelley Jones Owens, a 74 year resident of Palos Verdes Estates, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2009 at her home in Palos Verdes Estates. She died in her sleep. Shelley was 74 when she went to be with the Lord. Shelley was born on August 30, 1935 in Los Angeles, California to Francis Dorthea and William Mosely Jones III. She lived in California all her life and had one brother William Mosely IV. She went to Montebello High School and graduated in 1954. She then attended The University of Southern California where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1958. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and participated in many campus activities. She went on to have a career in advertising and did a little modeling. She appeared in various magazine/print ads for her father's company Pacific Savings and Loan In 1959 Shelley met Theodore Ronald Litwiller and they were married on June 11, 1960. She gave birth to two children, a son, Theodore Ronald II in 1961, and a daughter, Lisa, in 1962. As a young woman Shelley enjoyed playing tennis at the Jack Kramer Club and snow skiing at the family condo in Mammoth. She often sailed to Catalina on her father yacht the "Pacifier". Shelley loved to travel and visited many far off countries during her life. She journeyed to destinations such as Greece, China, and New Zealand to name a few. She even went all the way to Germany one time when she wanted to buy a car. When her grandson Tyler Raymond was born, in 1995, she travelled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to welcome him into the world. In later years, Shelley developed a passion for golf. She was a member of the Palos Verdes Country Club and played in numerous tournaments there. She also enjoyed playing bridge and met monthly with a local ladies club to play. She was a fan of orchestral music. She regularly attended concerts at the Hollywood Bowl where she was season ticket holder. Shelley was also a big football fan and loved to root for the USC Trojans. Another great passion in her life were her dogs. She bred and raised Shi Tzu puppies and loved them dearly. She supported many charitable organizations such as the American Assistance League and the Blind children's Center to name a few. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Litwiller of Newport Coast, CA, her son, Theodore Ronald Litwiller II, and his wfe Susan, of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, and two Grandsons Tyler Raymod Litwiller and Brennan Kirvanos, and three Grandaughters Leandra and Alyssa Price, and Danica Kirvanos. She is preceded in death by her mother, Frances Dorthea Jones and father, William Mosely Jones III. Rest in peace Beloved Mother and Grandmother In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Blind Children's Center at 4120 Marathon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90029 Blind Children's Center

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  1. Lisa, Ted and the Litwiller family. My condolances and thoughts are with you all. I just so happened to be going through the Daily Breeze, and realized a familiar name and face. Lisa and Ted, don’t know if you remember me but we went to school together and I use to go to your house quite often. A P.V.E graduate 1979. You have me E-mail. When everything has settled down and the time is there send and E-mail back to me. I would love to hear from you both. By the way the video you put together for your mother was beautiful. Please take care. Hope to hear from you. Vicky Shaw

  2. Dear Lisa and other grieving family and friends of Shelley Jones Owens: I want to extend my condolences on your recent loss. May you be comforted by warm memories and by the support of friends.

  3. Shelley was a Pledge Sister and had an exceptionally kind heart. She declined to gossip and had only good things to say about others. I found this one of her lovliest traits. May she rest in peace ..my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. Lisa and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May you be comforted in these difficult days by the support of friends and loved ones and the memory of joyous times with your mother.

  5. Lisa, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of loss. Hearts are heavy at this time, but know that God has wrapped you in His arms and will not let you go this road alone. Your friend always, Gloria

  6. “I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.” -Khalil Gibran-

  7. Dear Lisa, Ted, and Shelly’s family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your mother’s kind heart, love of her dogs, and well, she was always so glamorous. Like having a movie star on little Novato Place. Beautiful and carried herself so well. Beauty alone isn’t so memorable but along with a kind heart, it always will be. And that is how I will always remember your mom, Shelly, a beautiful person. My prayers are with you and your families. I wish I was nearby. Sometimes just sitting with someone is what helps. Please know my heart is with you. Much love to you, Mary

  8. Dear Lisa and Ted, I do not know if you will ever see this – I wondered why I could not locate your Mother the last couple years as we always spoke on her birthday and now I know why – I am so heartbroken to hear of her loss – I know you do not know me but I feel I know you through your Mother. We met when we were roommates together at the Ashram and then we went to Argentina skiing together. I was a guest in your Mother’s home and two years ago was the last time I was in Los Angeles in August, 2009 and spoke to her at that time…….if you ever see this, please know how much I loved your Mother and will always pray for her. God Bless You, Mary-Ann Sheridan, sheridan_ma@msn.com 724_6517773

  9. Dear Lisa and Ted, I do not know if you will ever see this – I wondered why I could not locate your Mother the last couple years as we always spoke on her birthday and now I know why – I am so heartbroken to hear of her loss – I know you do not know me but I feel I know you through your Mother. We met when we were roommates together at the Ashram and then we went to Argentina skiing together. I was a guest in your Mother’s home and two years ago was the last time I was in Los Angeles in August, 2009 and spoke to her at that time…….if you ever see this, please know how much I loved your Mother and will always pray for her. God Bless You, Mary-Ann Sheridan, sheridan_ma@msn.com 724_651-7773

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