Shepherd, Betty Jean (Willis),
Betty Jean (Willis) Shepherd, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ went to be with our Lord on October 10, 2013 in Mohave Valley, Arizona at the age of 87.
Born in Wilmar (Rosemead), CA on January 1, 1926, Betty was a resident of Monterey Park, CA for 60 years and
attended Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church. She lived with her son in Bullhead City, AZ for the past seven years and attended Hope United Methodist Church.
Betty was a loving friend to all and a caregiver to many. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Franks of Flippin, AR, son John B. Shepherd and wife Becky of Bullhead City, AZ, 5 grandchildren; David, Patrick, Donna, Jennifer and John Thomas, 6 great-grandchildren Derick, Jessica, Tiffany, Katlin, Nathan and Emily, five sisters and two brother-in-laws and many Nieces and Nephews. Betty is preceded in death by her husband Elmer T. Shepherd, daughter Rebecca O'Brien and brother John Willis.
The family would like to thank Ida Mae Higgins and Hospice of Havasu for their gracious support.
Interment will be at Rose Hills Mortuary, Whittier, CA. Viewing will be on Wednesday October 16th in the Visitation Building, Gate 1. A funeral service will be at 1:00 in the Hillside Chapel, Gate 17 on Thursday October 17th at 1:00.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Havasu in memory of Betty Shepherd.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Oct. 15, 2013