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Jean McCarley Shepherd
October 9, 1928 - June 16, 2017  

Jean McCarley Shepherd was born October 9, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas to Bennie Lindley and Jake McCarley and passed away on June 16. 2017 at the age of 88 years.
Her family moved to Houston when she was three years old. She was one of four children and their names all started with the letter J. Her brother Jerry and two sisters, JoAnn and Joyce whom she dearly loved. Jean was raised in the depression years and had a wonderful childhood. Later in her years she wrote all the memories down in stories and her granddaughter, Jenny Shepherd typed it up and had it printed for family members. Jean was baptized when she was twelve years old in the Church of Christ by Reverend Burton Coffman. After graduation from San Jacinto High School and Massey Business College, Jean went to work for Rountree Oldsmobile as a bookkeeper. Here she met her husband, Jesse Raymond Shepherd in 1949. Raymond was going to University of Houston and working half days at an insurance company. He was the manager of the Rountree fast pitch softball team. They were married by Dr. Kyle Yates at Second Baptist church in Houston, Texas on June 16, 1951. Jean was baptized by Dr. Yates and joined the church in 1952. Jean and Raymond had three children. Jesslyn, Ron, and Janie who were the joy of her life. Jean worked twelve years at Rountree Oldsmobile, twenty years at Southwest Volkswagon. They retired to a home they had built in 1986 on April 1,1988. Raymond was 65 and Jean was 59. Jean found a part time job at Moore-Henry Motors working for a wonderful gentleman, Joe Mac Henry. She worked there for nineteen years and ended her automobile career in 2009 at the age of 81. Jean and Raymond enjoyed 23 years of watching the beautiful sunset over Lake Livingston. Raymond passed away just before their 61St anniversary and Jean passed away on their 66th anniversary.

She is survived by her children, Ron C. Shepherd, Janie Snyder & husband, David; sisters, JoAnn Short, Joyce Terral, grandchildren, Jenny Shepherd, Kelli Shepherd, Brett Barkley, Blake Barkley, Shelby Snyder; great grandchildren, Addison Barkley, Kaylie Earley, Luke Barkley, Aubrie Shepherd; several nieces and nephews; and other numerous relatives and a host of friends.

Jean is preceded in death by parents, Jake and Bennie McCarley; husband, Jesse R. Shepherd; daughter, Jesslyn Barkley; brother, Jerry McCarley; grandmother, Annie Morris Lindley; grandson, Jimmy Snyder; brother-in-law, Ben Terral.

Services for Jean are scheduled for Tuesday, June 20,2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, Texas with Reverend Kevan Wood officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pace Funeral Home. To send your online condolences, please go to

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Jean McCarley Shepherd
October 9, 1928 - June 16, 2017
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Pace Funeral Home
200 FM 350 North
Livingston, TX  77351
Monday, June 19, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Pace Funeral Home
200 FM 350 North
Livingston, TX  77351
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:00 A.M.
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Restland Memorial ParkH
4434 US Hwy 59 South
Livingston, TX  77351
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