Friday, July 25, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Elizabeth Shepherd

By
From page A4 | October 30, 2013 |

Feb. 28, 1921 – Oct. 2, 2013

Elizabeth Shepherd was born in Greeley, Colo., to Mathew and Winifred Ware, Feb 28, 1921. Elizabeth passed away in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 2, 2013, at the age of 92. She was the youngest of eight siblings.

Elizabeth’s life with her parents and siblings was a happy one. Her parents frequently took the family for hikes and picnics in the mountains and plains around Greeley. Elizabeth’s love of the natural world was a major force in her life and can be seen in the watercolors she produced over four decades. After Elizabeth graduated from Teachers’ College in Greeley in the 1940s, she married Earl Shepherd of Denver. The couple moved to California where Elizabeth taught elementary school in Visalia, and later, Los Altos. The couple had a daughter and son.

In the 1960s, Elizabeth became an active member of the Unitarian Church and Sierra Club. She traveled to Europe and Africa and began a lifelong interest in painting. Backpacking trips, visits with family in Colorado and exposure to the Unitarian Church gave her children strong values and respect for the natural world.

After Elizabeth retired in the 1970s, her son took her to Europe and Central and South America. She also visited northern Thailand, and the rainforest of Costa Rica with her son and family. She went with her daughter and family to the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico on numerous occasions. Elizabeth also traveled widely with her Davis painting group. She loved the annual painting trips to Mendocino and Lake Tahoe. Most of all, she liked to travel with her son in his Cessna on flights from Davis to Santa Cruz, Sacramento and the Bay Area.

Elizabeth moved to Village Homes, a solar and environmentally friendly community in Davis, in the 1980s. Here she made enduring friendships with several of her neighbors. She treasured Friday night movies at Gloria’s house, cherry-picking in the communal orchards, frequent rotating dinners and lunches with “the gang,” outings to the symphony and museum exhibitions in San Francisco, and always a walk during the day along Village Homes paths through orchards and vineyards to the local bakery with Toussia or Marjorie.

Elizabeth’s niece, Bonnie Jean Neighbors, began visiting Elizabeth from Colorado in the last several decades of her life. Bonnie Jean took Elizabeth to an Elder Hostel seminars, the family cabin in Rand, Colo., and Greeley, Colo., to establish a park bench in the name of her parents.

Elizabeth’s painting group in Davis supported her desire to be with other painters even after her eyesight began to fail and included her work in their frequent shows and exhibits. Elizabeth’s watercolors of Locke, Lake Tahoe and the Capay Valley adorned the walls of offices, restaurants and galleries in Sacramento, Davis and Winters and will be treasured by future generations.

Elizabeth will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Shepherd of La Quinta; son, Henry Shepherd of Sunnyvale; grandchildren, Kate, Nick, Stephanie and Tommy; and beloved niece, Bonnie Jean Ware-Neighbors, of Boulder, Colo. A memorial service for Elizabeth will be held in the spring of 2014 in Rand, Colo. Contributions in Elizabeth’s name may be made to the Art Fund at Village Homes in Davis.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

Tech Trekkers boldly go into STEM fields

By Amy Jiang | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Decoding breast milk secrets reveals clues to lasting health

By Pat Bailey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

California climate change policies to hit our pocketbooks

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A1

 
Davis braces for six days of scorching heat

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Appeals court upholds high-speed rail route

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 1 Comment

Carwash raises funds for funeral expenses

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
Unitarians will host summer camp

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Artists, photographers invited to support Yolo Basin Foundation

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Sudwerk’s sales grow, floating on a sea of dry hop lager

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Wetlands visitors will see migrating shorebirds

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6 | Gallery

‘Bak2Sac’ free train ride program launched

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Explorit: Wonderful wetlands right at home

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Recycle old paint cans for free

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

 
Where your gas money goes

By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A12

Americans, internationals make connections

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A16

 
Can you give them a home?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A16 | Gallery

STEAC needs donations of personal care items

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A16, 1 Comment

 
.

Forum

Trio disagrees on best option

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Commenting system to change

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10, 32 Comments

 
Support these local restaurants

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Let’s get the bench repaired

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

Predicting climate changes

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10, 1 Comment

 
Clinton’s book is worth a read

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10, 3 Comments

Thanks for emergency help

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
.

Sports

Hudson solid, Hamels better in Giants’ loss

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Petrovic, Putnam share Canadian Open lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Moss powers A’s past Astros

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Enriquez brilliant, but Post 77 season ends with Area 1 loss

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
The un-Armstrong? Tour ‘boss’ Nibali wins Stage 18

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

.

Features

.

Arts

Clyde Elmore: Art in the Wild

By Evan Arnold-Gordon | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
‘A Most Wanted Man’: Superb espionage drama

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Musicians perform at Sunday service

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A17 | Gallery

 
.

Business

Accord’s latest model is most fuel efficient

By Ann M. Job | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
 
.

Obituaries

Mary Lita Bowen

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
James Thomas Feather

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Richard ‘Dick’ Robenalt

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
.

Comics

Comics: Friday, July 25, 2014

By Creator | From Page: A13

 
.

Real Estate Review

Featured Listing

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER1

Professional Services Directory

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER2

Remax

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER3

Tracy Harris

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

Vaughan Brookshaw

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

Lyon Real Estate

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

Sherman Home

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER4

Julie Leonard

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER5

Ciana Wallace

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER6

Melrina A Maggiora

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER7

Joe Kaplan

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER7

Jo Vallejo

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER8

Karen Waggoner

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER9

Jamie Madison

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER9

Malek Baroody

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER10

Diane Lardelli

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER11

Jason Sull

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER11

Carol Coder

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER11

Coldwell Banker

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER12

Coldwell Banker

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER13

Julie Partain

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER14

Lisa Haass

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER14

Leslie Blevins

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER14

Yolo FCU

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER15

David Campos

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER16

Heather Barnes

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER16

Willowbank Park

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER16

Kim Eichorn

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER17

Dana Hawkins & Caitlin McCalla

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER18

Dana Hawkins & Caitlin McCalla

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER18

Susan von Geldern

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER19

Open House Map

By jboydston | From Page: RER19

Chris Snow

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER19

Travis Credit Union

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER20

Lynne Wegner

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER21

Kim Merrel Lamb

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER21

Martha Bernauer

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER21

Patricia Echevarria

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER21

Open House Map

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: RER23

F1rst Street Real Estate

By Zack Snow | From Page: RER24