Christopher Robert Shepard

Christopher Robert Shepard

February 02, 1967 - April 29, 2020
San Diego California

Christopher Robert Shepard

February 02, 1967 - April 29, 2020
San Diego California

Obituary

Christopher Robert Shepard was born on Groundhog Day, February 2, 1967 at Doctors Hospital, Seattle, Washington. He later moved to Southern California and his youth was spent in Westlake Village and Tustin areas. Upon graduating from Foothill High School, Chris enrolled and thrived at University of San Diego where he played Rugby and developed lifelong friends. He graduated in 1989 from USD with a business administration degree which enabled Chris to hone his business skills in project and time management.  The last eight years were spent at Jones Payne Group/San Diego where he was involved in Field Construction Management providing construction services for the San Diego Airport Quieter Home Program. Chris loved the outdoors and was a true free spirit. He was an avid fly and saltwater fisherman. He could hold his own with many great fishing stories. He knew all the waters from Alaska, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Chile and all around the western United States.

The strongest passion for Chris was Kawasaki Motocross. His bike, his friends and his adventures were a true love.

Wherever Chris went he made and touched friends who loved him for life.  He also touched the hearts of the doctors who worked with him and they stated his strength and spirit were inspiring. Chris’ faith in Jesus Christ gave him the ability to embrace hope through the many challenges he faced. Chris was welcomed into eternal life on April 29, 2020.

Chris is survived by his parents Kitty and Bob Shepard of Palm Desert, CA; his brother Michael Shepard, his wife Colleen and four nieces Molly, Katie, Erin and Delaney of Ladera Ranch; aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral Mass will be held May 13th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ladera Ranch with interment at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest.

To view the live-streamed Funeral Mass for Chris at 10:00 AM, May 13th, please click on this link:
http://www.youtube.com/holytrinitycatholicchurch
It will be active 30 minutes before the service begins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chris’ name to the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Attn: Dr. O’Day/Foshag, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

 

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73 responses to Christopher Robert Shepard

  1. Mary Aaberg says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful ceremony. Mike and the girls were so good to hear. The way we would describe Chris is a “true friend!.” He will be dearly missed and thought of often.
    Thinking of all of you in this time. You are in our prayers.
    Love,
    Kevin, Mary and the kids.

  2. Peggy says:

    Chris’s service was so beautiful. Chris was such a positive force in this world. I’m sure he will continue his positive presence in the next.

    Love, Peggy Quinn Slonkosky

  3. Dear Bob, Kitty, and Michael,

    Please accept our deepest condolences from Mary and I. Please find comfort to know that your friends have you in our prayers and thoughts. Most importantly never forget that now that Chris is now absent from the body and present with the Lord becasue the Bible tells us that in 2 Corinthians 5. Furthermore, you will see him in the future in the heavenly body that is not subject to what our earthly bodies are subject to. Please take care during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Victor & Mary Martinez

  4. Dear, Bob, Kitty, Mike and family…
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Chris was a wonderful man. I can still remember the fun dinner parties with our families at your house when we were growing up as well as all of the fun times at Grandma Wilma’s. Chris was always so nice and fun to be around! I just finished watching the live stream of his funeral… it was an absolutely beautiful service. Thank you so much for providing all of us the ability to still be able to virtually attend and to say our goodbyes to Chris. Sending all of you lots of love and prayers of strength during this very difficult time. Chris, may you rest in peace.
    With much love, Vicki Graveline Waiss and family

  5. Dear Bob, Kitty, Mike and family…
    My dearest sympathy to all of you. Chris was a wonderful man and will be missed. I can still remember all of the fun dinner parties at your house growing up as well as the fun times at Grandma Wilma’s. I just finished watching the live stream of his funeral… it was an absolutely beautiful service. Thank you so much for enabling us to still virtually attend his funeral so that we all could say goodbye to Chris as well. Sending all of you lots of love and prayers of strength during this very difficult time. May Chris rest in peace.
    With much love, Vicki Graveline Waiss and family

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