Bonnie Sheppard

Sandy, UT - Bonnie Lou Hale Tate Sheppard, daughter of Virgil and Viola (Johnston) Hale passed away peacefully on May 8, 2014 surrounded by family. Bonnie was born in Norfolk, NE. She graduated from Chadron State College with a teaching degree and later earned a degree from CU, Boulder. Bonnie was a longtime resident of Allenspark and Longmont, CO and was a member of Hygiene Methodist Church. She and her family opened and operated Sheppard's Group Care Home in Niwot, CO and she later became a caregiver for the elderly. Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Harry Tate, in 1953 a daughter, Bonnie Laurie and her second husband, Don Sheppard in 2010. She is survived by a brother Jerry Hale of Idaho and her nine children Bliz, Dianne, Lee, Earl, Anna, Lynn, Daniel, Phillip and their families. She has 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The family held a private service.

Published in Longmont Times-Call on May 14, 2014