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The Standard-Examiner, 07/21/07
OGDEN - William George Shepherd, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at McKay-Dee
Hospital. He was born September 11, 1920 in Paris, Idaho to George Edward Shepherd and
Lucy Blanche Lewis. Known as "Bill" to family and friends, he lived a full and
active life. As a young man in Idaho he was an undefeated high school state wrestling
champ for two years and later wrestled for both Weber State College and Utah State
University. He loved his Idaho heritage and returned to his beloved Liberty, Paris and
Montpelier as often as he could
During WWII, Bill proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. He also served
as a member of the US. Air Force after the war while enrolled at Weber State College. He
completed his college degree at Utah State University in Dairy Science.
While at USU he met the love of his live, Jenness Swenson. They were married on Oct. 7,
1950. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Oakland Temple. To this union were born
three chldren, Rich, Mike and Judy. Dad was a loving caregiver to Mom while she was
seriously ill until she passed away in 2001.
Bill's career began with the R. & W. Ice Cream Company in Salt Lake City. He later
became a county and state dairy inspector for the state of California. After retirement he
was often called upon for consultation work in the dairy industry.
Bill was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved serving
others through church callings. He served twice as a Bishop in California and twice as a
Branch President to the Laotian people in that state, and recently served as Branch
President of the Emeritus Estates in Ogden.
He was a friend to all he met never tiring in his efforts to help others. He truly endured
to the end.
Surviving are one brother, J. Farrell (Lois) Shepherd, Ogden, UT, his children: Richard
(Myrna) Shepherd, Riverdale, UT ; Michael (Pemela) Shepherd, Orem, UT, Judy (Keith)
Everett, San Diego, CA, 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jenness, his parents, snd three brothers, Grenville
(Pete), Todd, and Kay and one grandchild, Jares Shepherd
Funeral services will be held on Monday at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary. Interment,
Lindquist's Washington Height Memorial Park.
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