Geraldine (Anderson) Sheperd (Jeri) 62 passed away September 26, 2013 in Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne WY. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren at the time of her death.|
Jeri was born in Newcastle WY on May 14, 1951 the daughter of Eula Mae and Clinton Anderson. As a child she spent a lot of time visiting with her grandparents (who she adored) and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1969.
She married Donald Sheperd November 14th 1970 in Buffalo, they moved to Sheridan WY shortly afterward. They were blessed with a daughter and two sons. Jeri had the privilege of being a stay at home mom and was a boy scout's leader for several years. Jeri was known by several of her children's close friends as a second mom growing up.
Growing up Jeri's parents owned the Lariat Cafe in Buffalo WY and started her career in the food industry. As a young woman she spent some time working at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital as a NA. She and her husband Don were entrepreneurs. They owned Wyoming Seafood Distributors traveling all across northern Wyoming. They owned D&J Deli and U Bake pizza. Finally owning, operating and renovating The Bozeman Trail Inn in Big Horn, WY.
In her younger years Jeri was a member and secretary of Petticoat bowling league. She enjoyed decorating to the hilt for every holiday, Christmas was her favorite. She loved to cook and was the queen of good home cooked food and a master of comfort food.
She is preceded in death by her parents May and Clinton Anderson & her husband of 30 years Donald Sheperd.
She is survived by her Daughter Cyndi, Brent and Mitchell Godwin, Her Son Clint Sheperd, her Son Jake, Angel their children Kalub, Kaitlyne, Nolan and Jillian Sheperd & her brother Steve Anderson.
Grave side services will be held Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 at 10am Willow Grove Cemetery Buffalo, WY. A celebration of life will be held following services at the Big Horn Mountain Eagles, 1760 Commercial Ave. Sheridan WY.
Published in The Sheridan Press from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4, 2013