Obituary for Jean Carla Shultz

Jean Carla Shultz, age 69 of Roanoke, Virginia formerly of Dublin passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Born May 4, 1952 in Pulaski she was the daughter of the late Carl Arden Shultz & Velma Claudine Smith Shultz. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Phillip Aaron Shultz.

Jean majored in political science at Radford University, later went back to school to get her Paralegal Degree. She worked for Blue Ridge Legal Services in poverty law. It was important to Jean to stand up for people that couldn’t stand up for themselves and she was a staunch supporter of the law and constitution

Her major loves in her life were family, nature, and her animals. Especially her cat, Emma, and grand dog, Whitman. Jean loved frogs and enjoyed a good giggle watching animal videos!

Jean was an amazing woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She lit up any room she was in and people were naturally drawn to her sweet personality. She will be forever missed.

She is survived by her

 Daughter – Catherine “Shelley” Shultz – Dublin

Half-sister – Nancy Stahlnecker – Milton, PA

Special Niece – Brandy Martin

Great Niece – Delaney Martin

Grand dog – Whitman

She was also survived by many beloved cousins, too numerous to name individually,

but each of whom were very important and loved by her.

 A Celebration of Life will be held September 12, 2021, 4:00 p.m. at the Claytor Lake State Park,

Shelter #2.

State Park Road, Dublin, Virginia 24084

To sign Jean’s online guestbook, visit

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.