The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

August 25, 2013

Vera D. Shepard

Star Beacon

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — Vera Dorothy Shepard, age 93, of Buckeye, Ariz., died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Carol.

She was born May 29, 1919, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of Charles P. Hayes Sr. and Goldie A. (Phillips) Hayes.

Born and raised in Ashtabula, she took great pride in her profession as a registered nurse in Ashtabula; in retirement about 30 years ago, she moved to Arizona to be near her children. She continues to dedicate her life to community service until the age of 87.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (Phillip) Yale, Carol (Greg) Micksch, Susan (Paul) Roach and Herbert (Terri) Shepard III; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; twin sisters, Lois (Maynard) Lillie and Laura (Leonard) Richmond; and brother, Dale (Holly) Hayes.

She joins in heaven, her husband, Herbert Ralph Shepard Jr.; her parents; a sister, Hazel (Edward) Jack; and brothers, Vernon Hayes and Charles “Junior” Hayes.

Memorial Service will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 31st, at the Bulah United Methodist Church, 2070 State Route 193 North, Denmark Township, Jefferson, Ohio.

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