John Shepard

Obituary of John S. Shepard

John Stanley Shepard Sr., 84 passed away peacefully October 23, 2012, in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in Portland, Maine, October 7, 1928 where he resided until 1947. Lured by the United States Air Force, he left his childhood home and thus, began his journey west. While stationed at Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso, Texas, he visited Tucson, Arizona where he met and courted Jane C. Towner. They were married February 4, 1950 in El Paso, Texas. They soon returned to Tucson where he was employed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base until his retirement. He is survived by Jane his wife of 62 years, his oldest son John (Patricia), his youngest son Mark (Donna) and his only daughter Ann (Rick) Castro. His middle son Charles preceded him in death in 1997. Grandchildren John (Sabrina) Shepard of Houston, Texas, Jennifer Shepard of Phoenix, Arizona, Steve Castro, Tim (Diane) Castro both from Montgomery, Alabama, Natalie Shepard from Phoenix, Arizona, and Nicole (Justin) Costanzo currently living in Okinawa. In addition, to nine great-grandchildren he is survived by his last sibling Marie Migner of Maine. As a charter member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church a funeral Mass for family and friends will be held Monday October 29, 2012, at 10am, 1800 S. Kolb Road, Tucson, Arizona 85710 followed by interment at Holy Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to the Our Mother of Sorrows-Parish Endowment Trust. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL,
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OCT 29. 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church 1800 S, Kolb Road TUCSON, AZ, US, 85710
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