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Richard Allen Shepherd


1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Richard Allen Shepherd Obituary
RICHARD ALLEN SHEPHERD Age 84, passed away from cancer on December 26, 2016 at his home in Nuevo, CA. He was born on January 31, 1932 in Des Moine, Iowa and had lived in Nuevo, CA for 30 years, previously in Seymour, Iowa (8 yrs.), Sunnymead, CA (36 yrs.); Riverside, CA (10 yrs.). He graduated from Riverside Poly High School (1950); graduated from U.C. Davis with a B.S. degree and major in agriculture (1954). He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56 and was honorably discharged as Sp3(T.) He was a staff research associate, soils dept. at UC Riverside for 33 years. He was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for 32 years from U.C. Riverside in 1988. He competed in many tennis tournaments over the years and was the Perris Adult League Tennis Champion in 1992. He was a member of the 21 Gun Club, Videlia Club, and Canyon Lake Twirlers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, square dancing, watching sports, family events and playing tennis with his "tennis buddies." Richard is survived by his daughter Sandra (Dave) O'Hara of Colleville, CA; sons Robert Allen Shepherd of Yucaipa, CA and Ronald Allen (Donna) Shepherd of Moreno Valley, CA; nieces/nephews Max Sherman of Hebo, OR, Bill Sherman of Nehelam, OR, Laurie Kyllo of Canby, OR, Jerry Kersnar of Carmel, CA and Judith Kersnar of New Zealand; grandchildren Troy (Shannon) Schoolcraft of Sanford, NC, Jacob and Kathryn Shepherd of Moreno Valley, CA and Daniel Shepherd of Yucaipa, CA; great grandchildren Bryan and Grayson Schoolcraft of Sanford, NC. Visitation will be at 8:15am on Monday, January 9 at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside, CA followed by a Gravesite Service at 9:45am at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the .
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 7, 2017
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