GERALD “GERRY” SHELLEY (JD ’74), age 64, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, January 17. A member of the Orange County Bar Association, Gerry left behind his wife, Kim Madison. Gerry was a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1974. He was a State Bar-Certified Appellate Law Specialist.
MARK ELLMORE (JD ‘85) passed away at home unexpectedly on September 21, 2012, in Smyrna, Tennessee. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 32 years, Sue Hardaway Ellmore, and their three children, Adam Ellmore, Katie Ellmore Parker, and Diane Ellmore Throgmorton, as well as his father, his mother-in-law, two sisters, three brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, six nieces and nephews, many relatives and friends.
In 1987 Ellmore opened a solo private practice in Nashville, Tennessee, with an emphasis on real estate and securities transactions, business, and probate law, as well as litigation. He was a member of all Tennessee and Kentucky courts. In addition to his legal career, he was a partner in several successful business pursuits in the Nashville area.
PROFESSOR OLIN WELBORN JONES died peacefully with his two daughters at his side on March 15, 2013, at Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, California. Professor Jones was a 1940 graduate of the University of Oklahoma before joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941. During his 28-year career, he served as a field artillery battery commander in the Pacific Theatre, as an executive officer on Iwo Jima and in Korea, and as deputy chief of staff of the Marine Amphibious Force in Vietnam. He received his LLB degree from George Washington University School of Law in 1947.
After retiring from military service in 1969, Jones practiced law as chief corporate counsel for Lance Alworth, Ltd., and as partner with Klitgaard & Jones in San Diego, California. In 1974 he joined the faculty of the School of Law and taught contracts for 13 years before retiring. He is survived by his wife Katherine (Wheeler) Jones and two daughters, Wynona Nash (Jack) of Eureka, California, and Mardeena Weber of Coronado, California, as well three grandsons.