Shelda Ryburn Baylor, was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Montana to Raymond and Shelda (Fox) Ryburn.
The family moved east to Ohio and she attended the University of Michigan where she earned a Bachelor of Design degree.  There she met her husband, James Baylor.  They married in 1951 and moved to Chicago where they raised 3 sons.  In 1978 she and Jim moved to the Baylor Homestead in Fremont County where they raised sheep.
As a gifted artist, she created many beautiful paintings and handwoven tapestries. She received numerous awards for her weavings which were inspired by her love of the beautiful Loess Hills and the farm, and was a member of the Wildwood Weavers and the Handweaver's Guild of Lincoln.
Shelda passed away after a brief illness on Aug. 21, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her husband James and son Thomas.  She is survived by sons Will, Santa Cruz, Calif.; John (Pama), Lincoln; brother Bill Ryburn, Los Alamos, N.M., and many neices and nephews.  
We will miss her very much.
A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Baylor farm, 1816 Bluff Road, Thurman, Iowa.