Alexander B. Sheppard

Alexander B. “Shep” Sheppard, 82, died Feb. 7, 2002, at Whidbey Island Manor, Oak Harbor. He was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 20, 1919, to Howard C. and Fannie (Gamble) Sheppard.

Mr. Sheppard enlisted in the United States Navy in 1936 and served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Viet Nam War. He retired after more than 34 years of honorable service on Jan. 31, 1971, as a chief petty officer. He had been a resident of Oak Harbor since 1951.

Mr. Sheppard’s passion was farming and John Deere machinery. If it was green and yellow it was okay by him.

He was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge of Kodiak, Alaska, and was a member of the Nile Temple of Seattle.

Mr. Sheppard is survived by his wife Alma of Oak Harbor; a stepdaughter, Donna Carr and her husband Ted of Anacortes; and by a stepson, Barry A. Pea and his wife, Rhonda of Oak Harbor. He is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lilian Sheppard, in 1988.

Memorial services were held Feb. 12 at Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Tad Southard officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor. Remembrances may be made to the Oak Harbor Christian School Foundation, 675 East Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98277 or the Shrine’s Spokane Hospital Burn Center, 911 W. Fifth Ave., Spokane, WA 99204-2901.

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