Joseph Shepard, age 81, Retired Business Analyst, died on the 9th of March, 2012, of Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He was born June 24, 1930, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to the late Ned Shepard and Ada Wax Shepard. He received his primary education in the public schools in Council Bluffs and is a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. He held a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Joseph was also a veteran of the US Army.
He has been a resident of California for past 62 years. Prior to his retirement he was employed at Southern California Edison as a Business Analyst for 32 years. He was a UCLA Bruin fan and a lifelong fan of the Fighting Irish.
Joseph is survived by his wife Lucille Carr Shepard, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, his daughter Susan Shepard-Howell and her husband Jon Howell, Laguna Niguel, CA, his son Stephen Shepard and his wife Bari Buccola Shepard, Huntington Beach, CA, and two granddaughters, Katherine Chesnut, Seal Beach, CA, and her husband Daniel Chestnut, Seal Beach, CA, and Margaret Shepard, Huntington Beach, CA, and a great-grandson, Brooklyn Lee Chesnut, Seal Beach, CA, and two sisters, Jacqueline Maciel of La Mirada, CA, and Geraldine Thomas, Corona, CA. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, as well as many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Theodore Michael Shepard and Rodney Owen Shepard.
Inurnment will be at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California. No immediate services are planned. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to a pulmonary health charity.