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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Shelley Rae Uran
November 4, 1965 - November 13, 2020

Place of Birth: Stanley, North Dakota
Residence: Newtown, North Dakota
Age: 55

Shelley Rae Locken, age 55, went to be at peace with our Lord November 13, 2020. Born November 4, 1965 in Stanley, ND to Lloyd "Lyle" and Ramona (Johnson) Locken, joining older sisters Paula, Lori and Brenda. The fond memories she had of those early years included the tight cozy quarters at Grandma Pauline's farm home, with uncles Jim and Daryl often her playmates; swinging on the rope in the grand barn at the Liffrig place; those beautiful lilacs and the big slough where the family eventually settled on the old Sand homestead; and of course Hussas and the Beldon Store, which was always in close proximity. Her not so fond memory was being first on and last off as first Dad, then Mom were always the school bus drivers. During her school years Shelley was active in gymnastics, basketball, track and rodeo, participating in bull riding and barrel racing. Shelley quickly discovered her true passion in gymnastics at a young age. Among her fondest childhood memories was Gregg Amundsen bringing gymnastics to the New Town School, and her parents getting a trampoline on which to hone her tumbling skills.

Shelley was united in marriage to Daryl Uran February 14, 1987 and the young couple proceeded to find their way, initially in Lafayette, CO, then Woodlake, CA and eventually back to God's Country in Bismarck, ND, now with young son Luke. While in Bismarck, Shelley discovered the Bismarck Gymnastics Academy and was soon coaching, a lifelong passion she would carry on to inspire countless people. As that career flourished, second son Caleb was born.

In 1993 the young couple moved to Glendive, MT and Shelley reluctantly gave up her dream job coaching in a prospering gymnastics program in Bismarck. However, it wasn't long before she organized and started Glendive Gymnastics for the local children. She even experienced the joy of coaching and watching her own son Caleb excel in that sport. In late 2000 Shelley and Daryl reluctantly made the decision to leave a community they had grown to love and seize the opportunity to move back to rural New Town to farm and ranch. With her husband working an off-farm job, Shelley excelled at holding down the farm enterprise with amazing skills and versatility. She was passionate about horses, pets, family and the raising of her young boys. She also found time to involve herself in local gymnastics programs, most recently and until the time of her death, Acro Stars Gymnastics in Ray, ND. She cherished her grandchildren and adored Sauly’s stories as well as Claire’s gymnastics.

Shelley left a legacy as daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, coach, mentor and friend. Her compassion, love and beauty will be profoundly missed. She had an unforgettable presence about her, with an infectious smile that lit up a room and a laugh that resonated. Thanks to Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and her deep faith in his gospel, her path to paradise was paved. She no doubt proclaimed "what a ride" to the loved ones she greeted as she stepped through the pearly gates, and would love nothing more than to hear you proclaim your joy at her arrival.

Shelley is survived by her husband, Daryl; sons, Luke and Caleb; grandchildren, Claire and Sauly; parents, Lyle and Ramona Locken; sisters, Paula (Brian) Horob, Lori (Tim) Johnson and Brenda (Craig) Fisketjon; uncles, John, Norman, Paul (Sharon), Jim (Sherry) and Daryl (Pam) Locken; aunts, June Dokken, Sharon Wasicel, and Betty (Rusty) Deserly; In-law parents, Dale and Nina Uran; sisters-in-law, Linda (Robert) Trandum, Patsy (Irvin) Andes, Ellen Maier, and Carol (Wayne) Johnson; brothers-in-law, Rodney Uran and Hans Fredericks; numerous and beloved cousins nieces and nephews.

Shelley was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Pauline Locken; cousins, Dena Johnson, Kent Locken and Mark Locken; sister-in-law, Diana Uran; brother-in-law, Bruce Maier, nephews, Monte Johnson and Scott Andes; niece, Jodi Trandum.

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Kathie (Hauge) Albert (Williston, North Dakota )
Nov 17, 2020
So very sorry. Thoughts and prayers to all of Shelley's loved ones. She truly is a legend and her kind soul will be missed by all.
Holly Weninger (Cartwright, ND)
Nov 17, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear about Shelley. May God help you through the hard times. She was a very special person. Always remember the good times. Love & Prayers....
William Nesheim (Broomfield, CO)
Nov 17, 2020
Lyle & Ramona,
I am so saddened to read of your daughter Shelly's passing. Although I never met her; reading about her life tells me what a wonderful person she was and how proud you both were of her. My sincere sympathies; there can be no greater pain in our heart then losing one of our children.
Regina Sorenson (Keene, North Dakota )
Nov 17, 2020
Staying warm in the basement
I have loved you for 20 years, until we meet again, I will love forever!
Bonnie Maki Billadeau (Parshall, ND)
Nov 17, 2020
My sincere sympathy to all of Shelley's family. May God be near you. May you feel His comfort and strength as you go forward during the difficult days ahead. May you know His peace as you trust in Him.
Amy Olson (Apple Valley, MN )
Nov 17, 2020
My heart felt sympathy to Shelley’s family. Another angel has gone home. May you all find comfort knowing she is in heaven doing back flips. RIP dear one.
Dawne Striker (Athol, Idaho)
Nov 18, 2020
Many prayers and blessings of peace. Shelly will be missed and remain in the the hearts of all who knew her.
Dan And Rachel Kinden (New Town, North Dakota)
Nov 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the families. What a wonderful person and such a great smile. Rest in peace girl rest in peace
Diane Hall Traver (Halliday, North Dakota)
Nov 18, 2020
Shelley thank you for all the good times....Love you always.
Diane
DeAnn Christensen (Houston , Texas)
Nov 18, 2020
Shelley was a pleasure to be around and always smiling. My heart breaks for you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God‘s grace give you peace and comfort in this time of great sorrow.
Curt Bohmbach (Parshall, North Dakota)
Nov 18, 2020
I am very sorry for the loss of Shelley, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.
Kevin & Chris Svaleson (Keene, ND)
Nov 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathies for all families and friends. May God comfort you in this difficult time.
Kevin & Chris Svaleson (Keene, ND)
Nov 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathies for all families and friends. May God comfort you in this difficult time.
Debbie Wilcox (Minot)
Nov 18, 2020
Condolences to Shelley’s family. She was an amazing person and will be missed by everyone. Prayers and hugs.
Cheryl Hicks (Huwe) (Washburn, ND)
Nov 19, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. May God surround you with his love and comfort you.
Greg Amundson (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Nov 19, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to all who Shelley touched. As her coach she was fearless and a trend setter. She would do a move in gymnastics and everyone would follow. We had a whole playground full of little gymnasts. She was one of the best athletes I have ever coached. God Bless Shelley, you will always have a place in my heart. Coach Greg Amundson
John Carlson (Hamilton, MT)
Nov 19, 2020
My sincere sympathy and condolences go out to Shelley's family and all that knew her. She had an infectious smile and was loved by all. May she rest in peace in His loving arms.
Lyndon/Lucy Fredericks Family (Halliday, ND)
Nov 19, 2020
So sorry to hear about Shelley.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your family!
Kevin & Chris Svaleson (Keene, ND)
Nov 19, 2020
Our deepest sympathies for all families and friends. May God comfort you in this difficult time.
Kevin Finley (New Town, ND)
Nov 19, 2020
Strength and courage to Shelley’s family at this most trying time; all of you are gracious prop r and you are a refraction of your upbringing, Shelly was a grade behind me but I remember her gifted athleticism with the personality to match! Heaven gained another angel to keep close watch over her family. Peace be with you. : (
Amy Deines (Glendive , Mt)
Nov 20, 2020
Please know I am so sorry to hear of Shelley’s passing. She was such a fun part of my girls young life, we still smile and talk about gymnastics every time we pass the old church on south side.
Carol Willett (Rochester, Mn)
Nov 21, 2020
Lyle and Ramona, I was so saddened to learn of the passing of your daughter Shelley. May wonderful memories and the passage of time bring peace to you and your family.
Rob Smith (FT Myers, Florida)
Nov 27, 2020
Daryl and Family, Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.
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