~Shepherd, Betty Jean (Willis), age 87, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ went to be with our Lord on Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Mohave Valley, Ariz.

~Betty was born in Wilmar (Rosemead), Calif. on January 1, 1926. Betty was a resident of Monterey Park, Calif. for 60 years and attended Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church. She lived with her son in Bullhead City, Ariz. 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.

~Betty was preceded in death by her husband Elmer T. Shepherd; daughter, Rebecca O'Brien; and brother, John Willis.

~She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Franks of Flippin, Ark.; son, John B. Shepherd and wife Becky of Bullhead City, Ariz.; five grandchildren, David, Patrick, Donna, Jennifer and John Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Derick, Jessica, Tiffany, Katlin, Nathan and Emily; five sisters and two brother-in-laws and many nieces and nephews.

~The family would like to thank Ida Mae Higgins and Hospice of Havasu for their gracious support.

~Viewing will be on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Rose Hills Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, Calif. 90601 in the Visitation Building, Gate 1.

~A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Hillside Chapel, Gate 17 on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
~Interment will be at Rose Hills Mortuary, Whittier, Calif.

~In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Betty Shepherd to Hospice of Havasu, 365 S. Lake Havasu Ave., Lake Havasu, Ariz. 86403.

Funeral Home

Dimond & Sons Silver Bell Chapel
2620 Silver Creek Road Bullhead City, AZ 86442
(928) 763-5440

Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22, 2013