Vernon L. Shields, 64, of Bozeman passed into Glory on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was born Dec. 21, 1949 in Norfolk, Va.
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Vernon was a man of great heart. He loved Jesus, his family and friends, music and poetry. He had a knack for loving everyone he met, from the Dalai Lama to the hobo on the corner. He loved to laugh and tell jokes. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Boyd Shields, Jr. and Ardythe Belle (Goforth) Shields.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Colleen Shields; children, Holly (Seth) Kubiak, Katherine Shields, Ruth Shields, Naomi Shields, David Shields, and Liorah Shields; and three grandchildren, Liam, Luke, and Leia Kubiak.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at Abundant Life Fellowship. Interment will follow at Meadowview Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Feb. 21, 2014