In Memory: July 24

Mary B. Anderson, 96, Vero Beach

Mary B. Anderson, 96, of Vero Beach, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020. She was born in Menominee, Mich., and moved to Vero Beach from Nashville, Tenn.

Mary is survived by her sons, Ron (Pat), of Summerville, S.Ca., Tom, of Nashville, and Dan (Erin), of Nashville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Don R. and sons, Don and John.


Tully Shelley, Jr., 100, Vero Beach

Tully Shelley, Jr., 100, of Vero Beach, and formerly Captiva, Fla., and New Canaan, Ct., died July 23, 2020, of old age in Vero Beach.

Born in San Francisco, he was the only child of Rear Admiral Tully Shelley USN (USNA 1915) and Hazel Simpson Shelley.

He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1941 and served in the South Pacific during World War II in the USS Drayton (DD 366) and the USS Montpelier (CL 57).

After flight training in Dallas and Pensacola he was designated a naval aviator and later commanded VPB53 in Saipan.

In 1943 he married the beautiful Margaret deLashmutt Boteler in Washington, DC.

After resigning from the United States Navy in 1946, he joined Scovill Manufacturing Company in Waterbury, Connecticut, and, in 1952, McKinsey& Company, management consultants, in New York. He retired as a Director of McKinsey in 1980 and served as Chairman of Penn Columbia Venture Capital and as a Director of Bloomsbury Mills until 2000.

While living in New Canaan, he was a co-founder of the New Canaan Field Club and later a member of the Country Club of New Canaan, the Senior Mens’ Club and the Good Old Boys tennis group.

After moving to Captiva in 1976, he was a Governor of the Captiva Civic Association and the Captiva Island Yacht Club as well as a charter member of the Useppa Island Club. He did volunteer work in Costa Rica and Guatemala under the auspices of the International Executive Service Corp.

After moving to Vero Beach in 1997 he joined the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club where he enjoyed playing tennis. In 2001 he and his wife moved to the retirement community Oak Harbor, and from 2003-2015 spent summers in Gloucester, Virginia.

He is survived by his wife and inspiration of 76 years, Margaret; and five children, Susan, Tully III, William, Blythe and Margaret; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

John Shultz, 91, Vero Beach

John Shultz passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2020, at the age of 91.  A long-time resident of Naperville, Ill., and Vero Beach.

John was born and raised a family in Naperville, where he owned a manufacturing business after graduating from Dartmouth College and serving in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

John enjoyed reading and history, golf, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

In retirement, he was one of the “Boys of Summer,” living year-round in Vero Beach.

Predeceased by his first wife, Marie (nee Strahl), John is survived by his wife, Marion (Geraghty); two children, Susan and James (wife, Ann); and two granddaughters, Kirby and Allison.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, or an organization preventing eye disease, finding treatments, or supporting people living with vision impairment.

Services/Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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