1921 - April 18, 2008
Don Harold Shepard died April 18, 2008, of heart failure in Jefferson City, Mo. He was 86.
Don was born Dec. 29, 1921, to Albert Harvey Shepard and Iva Pottorff Shepard in Climax, Kan.
Don served in World War II in the Marine Corps and was given a 21-gun salute at his funeral.
He attended Trinidad College in Colorado and taught college courses in Arkansas.
Don worked at Shepard's Machine Shop in Craig from 1956 to 1965 before to moving to Alaska, where he became state safety inspector.
Don married Virginia Alice Davis on June 1, 1946, in Severy, Kan. They divorced in 1963.
Don was a member of First Christian Church in Jefferson City.
Survivors include daughter Kathryn Jensen and her husband Paul; sons David and Stephen and his wife Penny; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Clinton Lee Blincoe.
A memorial service was April 20, 2008. His cremains were buried in Reece and Severy, Kan. Memorial donations will be given to Rehabilitation Services for the Blind in Jefferson City.