Shirley Ann (Leach) Shepard 1931 ~ 2017

Shirley Ann (Leach) Shepard, 85, of West Seattle, WA passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2017. Born in Thief River Falls, MN November 5, 1931, Shirley moved to Seattle in 1952. Shirley’s caring presence touched the lives of many while working at the Admiral Way Safeway Store. After her retirement in 1997, Shirley continued playing bingo, enjoyed watching golf, reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards, and cooking for her family and friends. She was a beautiful woman, wonderful Mother that everyone gravitated towards. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Emma Leach. Shirley is survived by her children Mike (Sue), Pat, Carolyn, and Deanna (Terry), a brother Veron Useldinger, a sister Joyce Rivinius, and a brother Marvin Leach. She is also survived by three grandchildren and one great grandchild. At her request, a small private memorial and dinner gathering was held April 9, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Your plant-a-tree gift in memory of Shirley Shepard will support reforestation efforts in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington State. Condolences may be made at her online Obituary at

Published in Westside Seattle, April 14, 2017.

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