Paik Young Soon “Patty “ Shepard, age 87, of North Branch went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 31, 2020. Patty was born on January 15, 1933 in Koyang-Kun, Kyunggi Province, Korea. She worked for the US government in Seoul, Korea for many years where she met Gary, her husband. They were married in Korea on February 12, 1957 and later moved to North Branch, Michigan to make their home and raise their family. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of North Branch. She loved to sew, quilt, cook, garden, camp, play volleyball and spend time with her family. Patty was the joy of many people’s lives. She loved everyone and always made people feel welcome. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was playful and fun. We loved her laughter, her spunk and her food, She will be missed, but we know that she is in heaven enjoying life!
Patty was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Arnold Shepard. They were married for 50 years. Patty is survived by her children: Linda (Ron) Crichton of Frankenmuth, MI, Jeff (Julie) Shepard of Lapeer, MI, Tina (Kevin) Cumings of Grand Rapids, MI and Lisa (John) Hovingh of Rockford, MI. Patty is also survived by her 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Devonshire Retirement Village or the First Baptist Church of North Branch in Patty’s memory
Visitation for Patty will be on Sunday, August 2, 2020, 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Lapeer, 1212 Knollwood Drive, Lapeer, MI. On Monday, August 3, 2020, visitation will be 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Lapeer. Patty’s funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jeremy Lazzell officiating. Patty will be laid to rest next to her husband at Westlawn Cemetery, North Branch, MI.
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Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home
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