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Obituary for Helen Verdell Shatswell

Helen Verdell Shatswell
March 2, 1933 - January 25, 2024

Helen Verdell Shatswell, 90 years old, passed away on January 25, 2024 at the Hoffman Hospice Home in Bakersfield, CA. She was born on March 2, 1933 in Wewoka, OK.

Helen, affectionately known as Sandy, Grandma, Ma, or Nanny, worked as a grocery clerk at Young’s Market on Brundage Lane in Bakersfield, CA. for many years.

Helen was an avid reader and loved to crochet and spend time with her family.

Helen was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on September 17, 1960. Our hearts are sad that she is no longer with us, yet full of joy because we know she is in Jehovah’s memory awaiting the resurrection to paradise on earth, a hope that she had faith in and looked forward to as recorded at Revelation 21:3,4.

Helen is preceded in death by her 3 children, Helen Joyce Johnson, Kenneth Wayne Johnson, and Alan Dean Johnson, as well as 1 granddaughter, Melissa Johnson.

Helen is survived by her daughter Sheila (Jeff) Fenwick, Bakersfield, CA; 6 grandchildren, Sandra Lara, Bakersfield, CA; Tammie Lee Miller, Uniontown, PA; Caneel Johnson, Port Charlotte, FL; Regina (Jameson) Bond, Copperas Cove, TX; Jeffrey (Stephanie) Fenwick, Bakersfield, CA; Jordan Fenwick, Bakersfield, CA. as well as several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

No services will be held.