Dorothy L. Shepherdson
Dorothy L Shepherdson Dorothy L. Shepherdson went to be with her Lord Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 in a Boise nursing home after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 at Whitney United Methodist Church with Rev. Mathew Henry officiating. Dorothy was born on Sep. 6, 1915 at Hardin, Mont. Shortly after her birth, her family moved back to Franklin, Neb. where she was raised. Upon finishing high school, Dorothy accepted a position as a school teacher. She taught first through ninth grade in a one room school house. After three years of teaching, Dorothy moved to Boise, Idaho to be closer to her family. In the summer of 1938, Bernard I. Shepherdson traveled to Boise on a bus to ask for Dorothy's hand in marriage. Dorothy and Bud were married in Franklin, Nebraska on August 22, 1938 in a small ceremony with just the minister and his wife present. They lived in Franklin, Neb. until World War II, when Bud enlisted in the Army. She moved to California while Bud was in the Army. After the war they moved to Boise where she resided until her death. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Michael and Mark, daughters-in-law, Sharon and Sue, and four grandchildren and their spouses, Tony and Natalie Williams, Kevin and Holly Shepherdson, Justin and Joni Shepherdson, and Jason Shepherdson. She had three great-grandchildren Courtney and Hunter Williams, and Rollin Shepherdson. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Marie Grout, her husband, Bernard Shepherdson, and her sister, Ardith Rule. She was member of Whitney United Methodist Church for fifty seven years where she enjoyed a wonderful circle of friends and neighbors. She loved working in her garden and keeping her yard beautiful. Dorothy's family enjoyed many holiday gatherings and get-togethers at her home. Family, friends and faith were the most important parts of her life. Dorothy is dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed and remembered by all. Viewing will be Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Whitney United Methodist Church.
Published by Idaho Statesman on Oct. 30, 2007.
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You were a loved friend and neighbor. You will be missed. Love to the family.
Tracia Salzer
October 31, 2007
Aunt Dorothy,

You lived a very good long life and you lived your life very well. I will miss you. Til I see you again. I love you.

Lynda Rule
October 31, 2007
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