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Shelby Green

June 26, 2000 — October 20, 2018

Shelby Elizabeth Green was born on June 26, 2000 to David and Amy Green in Arlington, Texas. Shelby left us and went to Heaven on October 20, 2018, she was just eighteen years old.

Shelby loved to do many things, but she especially loved going to school and being with her friends and teachers, riding the bus and cruising around in the country with mom and dad. She was always on the go and never one to sit idle.

Our beloved boxer Raider was always by her side too. He was her brother and companion and he didn't know that he wasn't really a person either. He went where she went...always. If he couldn't, he was sad. Raider waited anxiously until Amy and Shelby returned.

Everyone in town knew Raider. From Red Oak Drug Store to Chicken Express to the Dry Cleaners to Starbucks where they'd all give him treats or little cups of whipped cream, he was with Amy and Shelby. He was Shelby's companion and Amy's best friend. If he wasn't in the car, everyone asked where he was. He knew when to be by Shelby's side and when to duck and take cover for when she was in a mood. He passed away in April 2018 too. We miss him so very much. Shelby always kept looking for him, her brother. It's been a really bad year.

Shelby loved playing softball on her Miracle League team the Marlins. It was a joyful place where she felt right at home with all of her special friends. She enjoyed watching TV, listening to music and watching videos of 90s country and today's pop stars. Toby Keith, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson were her favorites.

Anytime she was upset we would play her Toby, Garth or Alan and she would just stop being upset and smile ear to ear. It soothed her mind so much! It was a reset button. I think she also had a crush. It's a dad instinct.

As a father, I had hoped and dreamed that we could one day take Shelby to see Toby, Garth or Alan in concert or even book them for a special birthday party for her and her friends. It was always a dream. I knew how much they touched her life. They'll never know just how many times their singing saved the day and calmed our sweet angel down with just their voice. It was magic.

Shelby was non-verbal, but was a little chatterbox for sure. She would sing in her sweet little coos and chirps and she never knew how much joy, smiles and giggles she brought to us. I'd listen to her play in her room, especially early in the morning on the weekends while I was drinking coffee trying to be quiet before anyone was up. It was a most precious moment for me because she could just sing to herself so softly and beautiful. Whatever she was singing made complete sense to her. She never knew I was listening.

Unfortunately, Amy and I never got to hear her say "I Love You" or say anything for that matter. It's a thing that most parents just take for granted. But we knew she loved us dearly and would tell us in her own special way. Of course she also never slammed the door in our face and said "I hate you" either. I guess there was a bright side.

Shelby also never passed up a chance to watch football or watch racing with dad too, no matter how much it bored mom. Shelby always rooted for Texas Tech. Sorry Toby. Maybe she liked the red and black colors, or maybe it was because she totally knew that her dad had some crazy infatuation with that school. I think she new I went there. Either way, she cheered on proudly with her dad every time.

Loud noises, jet fighters, fast cars (Lightning McQueen) and lots of Disney were definitely Shelby's thing too. Make-A-Wish granted her wish in 2010. From all-access Disneyland to staying a full week at Give Kids The World, Make-A-Wish made Shelby's dreams come true and helped our family in every way. It was the funnest, funniest and happiest vacation ever!! Make-A-Wish also sent us to see the drag races in Ennis, TX as well as a closed personal performance of the U.S. Thunderbirds in Waco, TX where we were able to meet all the drivers and pilots. Shelby enjoyed these events so very much. Personally I think she even swooned over a couple of the pilots. After all, she was a teenager. I think that's just my protective dad radar going off again.

Shelby had a strange fondness for pancakes, yogurt and corn dogs too! They were her most favorite things to eat. Some might call it extreme, but we all just knew it was her thing.

She loved to be in the swimming pool so much, and when the water park had early open days, we went and had a blast there too. She always had so much fun and we'd catch her splashing and giggling on her own when she didn't think we were looking. It was precious.

Shelby is survived by her parents Amy and David Green as well as numerous grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. With all of our love, fly free my sweet Boo!

I'll be seeing you...ߦ‹

A memorial service to celebrate Shelby's life is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October, 26, 2018 and 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

A celebratory gathering will take place immediately after the service concludes at Pearson Park in Red Oak on Red Oak Road @ I-35. Shelby touched many and we would like to offer everyone the opportunity to come together and celebrate the wonderful memories they have of our daughter Shelby.

Monetary donations can be made in Shelby Elizabeth Green's name to help support the Make-A-Wish Foundation or to support Give Kids The World in Orlando, Fl. for kids and families in need just like ours. All Make-A-Wish kids have a life threatening condition.

Together, these two organizations created a special lifetime miracle moment for Shelby, Amy and myself that was unbelievable. If you would like to make a difference and an impact to help other special needs kids and their families, please donate to these two wonderful organizations or any Boxer Rescue Organization. You will not regret the joy it will undoubtedly bring to you and them! YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

With all of our love,
David and Amy Green

Previous Events

Friday, October 26, 2018
6:00 PM 10/26/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/26/2018 8:00:00 PM
Wayne Boze Funeral Home

1826 US-287 BUS
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Wayne Boze Funeral Home
1826 US-287 BUS Waxahachie 75165 TX
United States
Saturday, October 27, 2018
11:00 AM 10/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home

1826 US-287 BUS
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home
1826 US-287 BUS Waxahachie 75165 TX
United States
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