Dolores Elna (Allen) Shepherd

Born: Sun., Oct. 31, 1926
Died: Wed., Jan. 13, 2016


Memorial Service

12:30 PM Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
Location: Adams Community Church


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Dolores Elna (Allen) Shepherd

October 31, 1926 - January 13, 2016

Dolores Shepherd passed away January 13, 2016 in Walla Walla, WA at St. Mary’s Hospital with her family by her side at the age of 89. She was born October 31, 1926 in Adams, Oregon to William and Emma Allen. She was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  She attended school in Adams, Oregon and graduated. She married Warren Shepherd on Nov. 3, 1948 in Winnemucca, Nevada.

She was a homemaker and daycare provider. She loved being around children especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Adams Community Church, Athena Christian Church and the Pendleton Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed decorating for all the holidays, gardening, walking, baking, dancing, and watching movies. She loved animals, babysitting, traveling, and listening to country music.

She is preceded in death by her father William Allen, mother Emma Allen, brothers Charles Allen, Willard Allen, Faye Allen, and Verl Allen.

She is survived in death by her daughters Gloria (Richard) Skeman of Pendleton, OR, Ann Stanley of Hermiston, OR, and Faye Lambert of Athena, OR, Lisa (Wayne) Hotchkiss, Tylene Hill and by her grandchildren Shawn (Carrie) Simonsen, Jake (Ashlie) Stanley, Travis Lambert, and Tonya Lambert, and by five great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016, at the Adams Community Church, Adams, OR, at 12:30, with a celebration of life and lunch to follow in the fellowship room.  Sign the online condolence book at www.BurnsMortuary.com.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.  

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Paulette Youngberg
   Posted Fri January 15, 2016
So sorry to hear of your lost Dolores was a wonderful lady

Lupe Escobedo
   Posted Fri January 15, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My prayers for strength and hope during this time.

Jeanne Daly
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
I am sorry for the loss of your Mom and grandmother. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. May God be with you.

Barbara Beamer Palmer
   Posted Wed January 20, 2016
Hello Ann and family, I just learned of the loss of your mom. I remember many visits to your home and your mom always had a welcoming smile on her face. She was a strong woman, courageous provider, and very loving. She always seemed to have great energy. Be blessed with your special memories. Love, Barb

Susie Rawe
   Posted Sat January 23, 2016
Ann, Jake and family - So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. May you be comforted by your memories and knowing she is at peace with the Lord. May the Lord bless you and be near to you during these days.

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Wed February 10, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

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