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Updated: Aug 20

December 4, 1941 to August 11, 2021


Shela Ann (Webster) Spainhower passed away on August 11, 2021, surrounded by her family in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Shela was born on December 4, 1941, to Wilmer Webster and Goldie (Reynolds) Webster in Hamburg, Iowa. Shela came to Southern California as a child where she met the love of her life, Glenn Spainhower. They were married in 1960 and lived happily until Glenn’s passing in 2007. Shela and Glenn enjoyed the Cal-Rod Club and were active participants. Shela specialized in payroll and accounts payable for Glendora Country Club in the 1980s and a clothing manufacturer prior to that. She is remembered as a hard worker. Shela loved hanging out with family and friends, and she loved quality time with her grandchildren. Shela enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, playing Scrabble, and travelling. After moving to Lake Havasu City in 2017, Shela served as a greeter at Calvary Baptist Church and found it very fulfilling.


Shela is survived by sons Derek Spainhower and Scott Spainhower (Janice); daughter Denise (Spainhower) Truex; grandchildren: Amber (Spainhower) Ricafrente, Jenifer (Spainhower) Lohman, Justin Truex, Joseph Truex, Jacob Truex, Jack Spainhower, Lauren Spainhower; great grandchildren: Ava Ricafrente, Rainier Truex, Sophie Truex; her sisters Sue (Webster) Fornoth, Debbie (Webster) Sidney, Becky (Webster) Wederquist (Neal); nieces: Nikki (Fornoth) Legg, Melissa Sidney, Dee Dee Zaycher, Teresa Webster, Christine Webster; nephews: Jeffrey Sidney, timothy Sidney, Caleb Wederquist, Andrew Wederquist, Dwayne Webster; sister-in-law Marlene Spainhower Zaycher; brother-in-law John Zaycher. She had many, many first and second cousins as well as over 12 great nieces and nephews.


Shela is preceded in death by her parents and spouse, Glenn Spainhower.


Shela was loved by her family and her friends, past (Baldwin Park High School) and present. She will be greatly missed and thought of often.


A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.


July 24, 1950 to August 11, 2021


June 8, 1942 to August 10, 2021