Berethe Patricia Shepherd

Aug 12, 2012 Staff

Berethe "Bee" Patricia Shepherd, 93, of Riverton, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Wind River Health Care Center in Riverton.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor David Magruder officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Berethe "Bee" Patricia Shepherd was born Dec. 20, 1918, to Aaron Henrik and Clara (Williams) Bergstrom in Almont, N.D. She grew up in Almont, N.D., where she attended school until the 11th grade, moving and graduating from high school in Hebron, N.D.

She had lived in Thermopolis, Laurel, Mont., Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., before moving to Riverton in 1951.

In 1939 she married Carl A. Morris in Thermopolis. They later divorced.

She married Marion T. Shep-herd on May 24, 1952, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverton.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church including Dorcas Society, Sunday School Teacher and LLL.

She was a member of the Grange, VFW Auxiliary, State Commander of DAVA, Good Sam's Club, National Campers and Hikers and the Holiday Rambler RV Club.

Her family said she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, traveling in her RV, visiting family, and when her husband was alive, she attended various veteran's reunions with him.

She is survived by her son, Thomas and his wife Carol Shepherd of Gillette; daughters Pat and her husband Dick Smith of Riverton, Vonnie and her husband Rick Cisar of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and Zoe Shepherd and her husband James Hoch of Tucson, Ariz.; her brother, Howard Willman of San Jose, Calif.; her sister, Zoe Louton of Beatrice, Neb.; and grandchildren Greg Smith, Matt Smith, Shawna Prevedel, Rick Rodarté, Sam Rodarté, Toni Cisar, Sara Olsen and Andrew Shepherd.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion T. Shepherd, in 1989; her parents; sister Ruth Short; and brothers Clifford Bergstrom, Erling Willman Jr. and Russ Willman.

Her family would appreciate memorial donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Trinity Lutheran School.

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