Marjorie Lola (Buck) Shepard
Shepard ,91, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Helen Porter Healthcare
& Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
was born September 29, 1926 in Newport Center, VT the daughter of Archie and
Flora Russell Buck.
first a one room school and then Johnson College on an accelerated program to
earn her teaching degree. Marge had a unique ability to figure kids out and
understand they need to be heard, valued and supported which she learned from
her mother and an incredible work career that spanned that when the children
were young until her retirement in her mid-80’s.
from Johnson with her teaching degree Marge’s future was settled with the
meeting of Urban Roy Shepard Sr. and the couple married on August 18, 1946.They
moved Bridport to work on the Durivage Farm and she is survived by her
children, Starr (Terry) Phillips, Sonia Holmes, Jolleen Shepard, Crysta Rainey;
22 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is
also predeceased by her husband Urban Roy Shepard Sr., and son Urban Roy
Shepard Jr., and daughter Sheryl Ouellette.
stayed home with her children as her mother had with her, Marge entered the
workforce full tilt again at age fifty-two. For the next twenty-three years she
worked in the kitchen at Job Corps in Vergennes and became part-time mother,
counselor and sometimes even friend to youth ages sixteen-twenty-six from all
over New England. Then she worked in the kitchen of Vergennes Union High School
from age 75-83. Marge became known to many as the smiling face that never lost
the ability to make any day a bit better.
has the incredible numbers to report of six children, twenty-two grandchildren
and forty great grandchildren, it is the memories of family meals, birthday
parties and conversations that fill her heart and leave a legacy of family
hours will be held on Monday, June 25th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home
in Vergennes from 10 a.m. to Noon. A
memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, June 25th at Victory
Baptist Church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Addison. In lieu of
flowers contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane,
Williston, VT 05495, or Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 30
Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753. To send online condolences to her family
please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com