Janet Shepherd Pfister of Covington, LA died on Sunday April 6, 2014, at University Hospital in New Orleans. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin and Annette Shepherd, she is survived by her husband, James Roy Pfister, their children, Judith Maureen, William Edwin, and Erin Patricia Pfister, and grandson, Zachary Shepherd Pfister, sisters, Mary Lynn Shepherd Andrews, Susan Shepherd Ridgeway and numerous other relatives. Predeceased by her parents, and son, Alvin Shepherd Pfister. In a brief space such as this it is impossible to extol all the virtues, indomitable spirit, and interests of this lovely and intelligent woman. Her myriad of friends and acquaintances would attest to this, and all will miss her captivating smile and lively sense of humor. She was a grade-school teacher after graduating from Louisiana State University in 1954 until her retirement. She earned her Master's Degree in Elementary Education, and taught reading to many children after school hours. Her students loved her as she did them. She was a loyal LSU and Saints fan. She and husband, Roy moved to Covington, LA in the early seventies and she became an active partner in an antique shop there and remained so until her death. Her interests in antiques and her business consumed her as did her family. She was always interested in the lives and goings-on of her friends and offered counsel and advice to them freely on many subjects. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing Bridge. Former president of the St. Tammany Art Association, she loved art and took a great interest in it, as Roy, her husband is a prominent Northshore artist. She was presented as a Maid in the Balls of Hermes. Cooking was a specialty. We have a close friend who proclaims her "the greatest chef this side of Paris, France". (There is some speculation here). Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave. Covington, LA 70433. Visitation, AT THE CHURCH, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00. Interment in St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery. A reception will follow at The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St, Covington, LA 70433. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Samaritan Center or St. Francis Animal Sanctuary. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
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2260 W. 21st Avenue
Covington, LA 70433
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Apr. 8 to Apr. 10, 2014