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Audrey Alberta Shepard

Audrey was born in Nampa, Idaho, on May 28, 1922. She passed away on November 8, 2011, in Medford, Ore. She was 89 years old. She was raised in Grants Pass, Ore., one of four sibilings living in a log house in the country. Audrey graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1942, and attended Marylhurst University in Portland, Ore.

Audrey enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1945, and was part of the WAC (Women's Auxiliary Corp) division, and served as an adminstrative assistant. She recieved a Good Conduct and Victory Medal.

She married Terry Shepard in 1946, and they raised three children, living in Whittier, Calif., for many years and then moving to Ashland, Ore., in the early 1960s, where she lived for most of her adult life.

Audrey worked for over 22 years for the Jackson County Oregon Department of Assessment, retiring in 1988. She worked at the assessment counter, directly with people seeking help with their property assessments. Her knowledge and engaging personality made her very popular with the public.

Her hobbies included cooking, reading, spending time with her family, and, above all, her love of gardening. She was told many times that she had one of the most beautiful gardens in all of Ashland.

Audrey was deeply loved by her family, and she will be forever missed. Full of energy, Audrey had a great sense of humor and a gift for story telling. We will never forget her beautiful smile.

Survivors include, daughters, Linda (David) Roadman, of Central Point, Ore., Barbara Ross (William), of Aurburn, Wash.; grandchildren, Steven Brostad (Brandy), of Medford, Ore., Nichole (Chris) Geiber, of Tualatin, Ore., Kyle Roadman (Sara), of Eugene, Ore., and Ken Shepard, of Medford, Ore.; and great-grandchildren, Peyton, Rylee, Abigail, and Andrew.

Those who preceded Audrey in death were her husband, Terry P. Shepard; and son, Terry L. Shepard. A private momorial service was held at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.