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Linda Joyce Sheppard

January 1, 1943 - June 23rd, 2020.

Linda Joyce Sheppard, 77, of Evergreen, Colorado died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday June 23rd, 2020.

She graduated Lincoln High School, California in 1960 and completed a Master of Arts and a Master of Education at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga and then taught Special Education until 1993 in Contra Costa County, California when she and her late husband, Richard Sheppard, moved to Evergreen, Colorado.

Richard and Linda were married in a hot air balloon over Antioch, Ca on July 3rd, 1982. They both had a passion for flying, worldwide travel, and loved each other deeply.

Linda was a devoted mother to one son, Ryan Sheppard. She spent countless evenings happily helping with every subject from preschool to college.

She has been deeply involved, through personal good times and bad, with Bergan Park Church for more than 25 years and did everything she could to support The Evergreen Animal Protective League and US Military Veterans either through volunteering or donations.

Recently, she was reborn through her 2-year-old granddaughter, Kayla. Linda loved nothing more than making meals, dancing, singing, playing horsey, gator rides, and playing with all animals, with her kids, Ryan and Kim, and especially grandbaby. She had countless plans for Kayla involving horse back riding, worldwide cruises, and education.

She went on hikes with friends, cooked meals and drank wine with numerous acquaintances, loved America and her Italian heritage deeply and always took time to constantly educate herself on health, finance, language, and history.

She is survived by her son Ryan Sheppard, his wife Kim Sheppard, and Linda’s Grandbaby Kayla Sheppard.



2 Responses

  1. Pam Bixter says:

    I do the adult cat adoptions for EAPL, in fact I am sure she would have adopted Evie from me. Linda would come into the cat room to visit the cats. We often ran into each other there and had some great conversations. I know we are Courtesy Listing Evie and will take if she doesn’t find a home. Your Mom was just a lovely woman with a good heart. Sorry for your loss.


  2. Benjamin Brant says:

    Dear Ryan, I knew your Dad who I worked with many years ago and met your Mom briefly. I hadn’t been in touch with
    your Dad for several years and was surprised to learn he had passed away before your Mom. Your Dad was such a great guy and I am so sorry to learn he had died. And now to lose your Mom is heartbreaking. I knew she had suffered from health issues and your Dad was her care giver. I also remember you studying to become a commercial airline pilot and that your Dad loved to fly (if my memory serves me). Both your Mom and Dad were special people and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife and daughter. Benjamin Brant 303-670-0880 Feel free to call or email me, as I would like to know more about the story of your parents.

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