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Marion Patricia "Pat" Shepperd

January 3, 1931 — August 26, 2023

Pearland

Marion Patricia "Pat" Shepperd

Services for Marion Patricia Shepperd, 92, of Pearland, Texas, will be at 12 pm on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater, Texas.  Viewing will occur at 11 am.  Interment will follow at Gladewater Memorial Park.

Pat was the youngest daughter born January 3, 1931, in Corsicana, Texas to JM and Maggie Lou Beard.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Saturday, August 26, 2023.  Pat attended Gladewater High School and was a member of the Gladewater marching band playing the oboe.  After graduating in 1949, she attended Kilgore College and was a member of the Kilgore Rangerettes.  After college she and Henry Lee Shepperd married August 19, 1950, and were married for 46 years.  She was an excellent seamstress and great cook who enjoyed cooking for family and friends.  She and Henry traveled throughout the southern United States for his work while raising 6 children and later retired to Clear Lake, Louisiana.  After Henry’s death, Pat lived with her sisters Beth Graham and Blou Powell in Longview, Texas for 24 years.  She had a mean shake, was known as one of the “Domino Gals” beating opponents regularly.  During that time, Pat became an enthusiastic gardener and completed training to become a certified Texas Master Gardener.  Her flowerbeds and gardens brought joy to all who visited, as she participated in the Longview Master Gardener Tour of Homes.  She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Reel Road in Longview.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents and devoted husband Henry Lee Shepperd, her son Val Dee Shepperd, and her sister Elizabeth (Beth) Graham.  Those left to cherish her memory are her sister Blou Powell, son Scott Alan Shepperd and wife Sam, son Lee Mark Shepperd and wife Elizabeth, daughter Vicki Dain Bothner and husband Frederick, son Dan Neal Shepperd and wife Ewa, and son Corey Ray Shepperd and wife Carrie; grandchildren Seth, Joseph, and Michael Bothner, Tara Mauerhan, Leah Alvarez, Nori Schroeder, Kate Shepperd, Cara Truong, and Cody Shepperd along with 13 great-grandchildren Laine, Dylan Bothner, Aiden Luijer, Ashton, Paul William, Caleb and Taylor Mauerhan, Seoirse, Sadie, and Sean Schroeder, Jose Alvarez, Rain Romero, and Eli Bothner, who they all lovingly call GiGi.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, September 2, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Croley Funeral Home - Gladewater

401 N Center St, Gladewater, TX 75647

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 2, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Croley Funeral Home - Gladewater

401 N Center St, Gladewater, TX 75647

Interment will take place following the services at Gladewater Memorial Park Cemetery

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