Mary “Ibbeth” and her doll baby.
MARY ELIZABETH SHEPHERD
July 12, 1918 ~ December 22, 2016
A woman whose faith sustained her, whose love and kindness sustained others, and whose devotion to children everywhere made a difference in generation after generation.
Mary and Ray with their family, daughter Marylin and son David
Mary holding Marylin’s daughter Molly and David’s son Andrew (grandson Nic was born three years later)
Ray and Mary holding their first great-grandchild, Grace (soon followed by her brother)
Mary with their two great-grandchildren, Grace and Gannon
“Be near me when my light is low.” ~ from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “In Memoriam”
In loving memory of a life well lived.