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In Memory of

Virginia Ruth Shepard

August 20, 1922 - September 8, 2017

Obituary


Virginia Ruth Shepard was born August 20,1922, in Omaha, Nebraska as Virginia Ruth Standeven to parents William Lawrence Standeven and Johannah Wilhelmina Warstat. Our beloved Nana, Virginia, passed away peacefully at her home in Buena Park on September 8, 2017. She was 95 years of age. As she told us often, she had a "great life" which included many adventures traveling the United States in the family trailer. Married to her love and dance partner, James Watt Shepard(d), on April 20, 1943 in Los Angeles, Virginia was the matriarch of our family and her home...

Virginia Ruth Shepard was born August 20,1922, in Omaha, Nebraska as Virginia Ruth Standeven to parents William Lawrence Standeven and Johannah Wilhelmina Warstat. Our beloved Nana, Virginia, passed away peacefully at her home in Buena Park on September 8, 2017. She was 95 years of age. As she told us often, she had a "great life" which included many adventures traveling the United States in the family trailer. Married to her love and dance partner, James Watt Shepard(d), on April 20, 1943 in Los Angeles, Virginia was the matriarch of our family and her home always served as our central headquarters where you could stop in any time for lots of love, family gossip, a game of Rummy and extra servings of her home cooked recipes.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, James Watt Shepard, her son, William Shepard and her great-granddaughter Audrey Osterlind. She is survived by her children, Dorothy Jones and Russell Shepard, seven grandchildren, Debbie Stein, Danielle Osterlind, Amy Shepard, Joseph Shepard, Julie Shepard, Laura Shepard, Angela Shepard and four great-grandchildren, Sheridan Stein, Julia Stein, Dexter Osterlind and Olivia Osterlind.

Memorial Services for family and friends to be held at Whites Funeral Home in Bellflower on September 20th, 2017 at 2:00pm. Light refreshments will be served after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Millers Children's Hospital of Long Beach.

We are so glad you are finally at peace Nana. We love you and miss you!