Willard C. Shepherd Jr., age 77, passed away September 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by the love of his life Margaret, and parents Marie and Willard Shepherd, Sr.
Willard is survived by sisters, Patricia Kale and Joyce David of California; sister-in-law, Mary E. Garcia of Santa Ana Pueblo; niece, Marilyn Garcia-Hollembeak and husband Mark of Bernalillo, NM; nephews, Michael Garcia of Klamath Falls, OR, Marvin Garcia of Santa Ana Pueblo; and numerous nephews and nieces in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Maryland. Also surviving are grand-nephew, Dustin Garcia; grand-niece Michelle Garcia; and great-grand, niece Ava Garcia; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. also at the Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be accorded by Kirtland Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Reception will follow at the Church Social Center.
Willard's care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114