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Judith Ann Shepard

June 5, 1938 December 8, 2008
Judith Ann Shepard
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Obituary for Judith Ann Shepard

Judith A. Shepard, a former resident of Indian River and Highland Township, passed away at Odyssey House in Southfield on December 8, 2008. She was 70 years old. Born on June 5th, 1938, the daughter of Ross and Bernice (Smith) Lavoy, Judy grew up in Milford where her father owned and operated the Gulf service station at Main and Liberty Streets in downtown Milford for many years. She was a 1957 graduate of Milford High School, and on June 27th, 1959 she married her high school sweetheart, Frank Shepard, at the Milford Presbyterian Church. After high school she attended Eastern Michigan University and went on to teach for many years in the Huron Valley School District and later at the W.J. Maxey Boys Training School in Whitmore Lake. She retired in 1992.
She was preceded in death by Frank, her beloved husband of over 44 years in 2004.
She is survived by her sons, David Shepard of Highland, Christopher (Shari) Shepard of Hartland, Todd (Jeanette) Shepard of Belding; grandchildren, James, Joshua, Travis, Bradley, Haley, Morgan, Mitchell; brother, Keith (Kathy) Lavoy and many loving friends, who join her family in mourning her death and giving thanks for her life among them.


A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Friday, December 12, at 11AM. Friends may visit Wednesday 4-9PM and Thursday 4-8PM. Memorials are encouraged to the Corwin Derocher Benefit Fund at 5/3 Bank. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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