Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Shellee Anderson\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tOur beloved sister and aunt, Shellee Anderson, of Orem, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2019.\n\nShellee is survived by her four siblings: Charles Russell (Karalue) Anderson, Margie (Gary) Points, Janae Jones, Alan Emery (Katherine) Anderson as well as 23 nieces and nephews. \n\nShellee was born in Provo, Utah, to loving parents, Charles Emery and Helen Stratton Anderson. She grew up in Orem, Utah where she graduated from Orem High School. Shellee then attended Brigham Young University where she graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Food Science and Spanish. She received a Master Degree in Food Science, also at BYU. \n\nWith a desire to serve at a young age, Shellee spent the summer of 1975 working with Project Mexico and two more summers, 1978 and 1979, with Project Guatemala. She was called as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Chile, Viña del Mar Mission, leading the way for her parents, Charles and Helen Anderson, to serve twice in the Santiago Chile Mission years later. Shellee loved the Spanish language and Chilean people. \n\nWhile studying at the University of Massachusetts, Shellee met James Davis who she married in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Washington D.C. Temple. They were later divorced.\n\nShellee excelled in her career, beginning in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where she worked for B&V Technology in research and development of cosmetics and food snacks. After her time in Idaho, she moved across the country to work for Block Drug Company in Jersey City, New Jersey, as their sensory analyst. In 1990, Shellee accepted a position at the Food and Drug Administration at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in Washington, D.C. She later worked in College Park, Maryland, where she developed U.S. food policy for domestic and international purposes. \n\nShellee was a stalwart member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She spent her life volunteering in the Relief Society, Young Women, Sunday School and Primary organizations. She also served as an ordinance worker and volunteer in the Church’s Washington D.C. Temple. \n\nThough she had a long and successful career in food science, Shellee’s true passion was family history. She dedicated thousands of hours to working on her family’s genealogy, extending several ancestral lines back to Colonial America. She traveled to many of the places where her ancestors lived and also discovered that the Andersons were early settlers in Maryland, where she resided for 19 years. Her devotion to family history has left a lasting legacy for generations.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or to the Shim Hill Education Foundation. \n\nPlease join Shellee’s family in honoring her life. A viewing will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00-10:45 A.M. with funeral services directly after at 11:00 A.M. in the Nelson Family Mortuary Chapel located at 4780 N. University Avenue, Provo. Interment will be at the Orem City Cemetery.