Mary Stevenson Shepherd
1934 - 2021
Mary Stevenson Shepherd, nee Murphy (November 27, 1934 – February 16, 2021), 86 years old, beloved wife of Charles E Shepherd and the late Thomas C Stevenson; loving mother of John Stevenson, Susan (Scott) Stevenson Sims and David Stevenson and step-mother of Paul (Kathy) Shepherd and David Shepherd(deceased). She was "Mimi" to Katherine Stevenson, Paige, Erik, & Tommy Sims, Maddie, Scott & Hayley Shepherd, Lauren (Michael) LaCagnin & Maggie Shepherd. Mary's career as a travel agent blended seamlessly with her love of travel and adventure. From her favorite ski spot in Telluride, Colorado, to sailing in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, to an African safari and numerous excursions she explored with Charlie, Mary lived large and loved to share her adventures with the people she loved most. Mary relished in time spent with her family and friends. Spreading her feisty, sassy, vibrant outlook on life with everyone she came in contact with. We are thankful for the time we had with her and hope to carry on her zest for life for many generations to come!

In lieu of flowers, donate to the charity of your choice in Mary's name or perform random acts of kindness. Due to current COVID restrictions; we will hold a celebration at a later date. Specific location, date and time to be announced.

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Sorry to read that your wife passed away. Hopefully she did not suffer and is now at peace
Hank Wisniewski
February 24, 2021
I am a first cousin of Mary, but as adults we have been not at all close. Our paths clearly took different directions.
One memory from very early childhood is one I'll always cherish. When I was four I had just learned what a "cousin" was: that was someone who was part of your family, so someone you loved even if you hardly ever saw her/him.
Mary would have been at that time about one year old, and I had never met her! I had a baby sister about that same age, but in my imagination Mary, my cousin, was old enough to play! So I made it a frequent practice to go under
our dining room table and "play" with Mary Murphy! May she now play with the angels and saints in the place where
everything is GOOD and all in TIMELESS.
Sister Benita Coffey, Osb
February 22, 2021