Obituary: Don Shepherd March 9, 1929 – Oct. 28, 2015

Don ShepherdDonald (Don) Ralph Shepherd of Redding died in Mount Shasta on Oct. 28, 2015 at age 86 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

Don was born March 9, 1929 to James and Clara (Young) Shepherd of Blue Lake and graduated from Arcata High School. Through his experiences as a truck driver and Cat skinner, he became a skilled mechanic, something he pursued right up until his death. He was a skilled deer hunter and enjoyed many fine hunting trips with uncles, brothers, cousins and friends.

Don is survived by son Jerry Shepherd of Fields Landing, daughter Donna (Shepherd) Adams of Del Ville, Tex., sons Mark and Matt, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Doris Shepherd of Redding and brother David Shepherd of Fort Jones. Don was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Rose Bates, Priscilla Crow and Dorothy Taylor of Eureka.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held in the spring at David Shepherd’s home near Fort Jones.


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