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Louise Mildred Sheppard, 92

| February 17, 2021 10:20 AM

Louise Mildred Sheppard, 92, of the Silver Valley passed away Feb. 14, 2021, on Valentine’s Day at the Good Samaritan Society in Silverton, Idaho. She was born on May 20, 1928, near Meeker, Colo. She was the daughter of William and Mildred (Stomaugh) Reynolds.

At a young age, Louise moved with her family to Salmon, Idaho, where she spent most of her childhood.

Louise married George Ben Sheppard on Jan. 7, 1946, in Hamilton, Mont. Together, they raised four sons. In 1957, Louise and George moved to Post Falls, Idaho, and later to the Silver Valley in 1961. Louise and George celebrated 67 years of marriage before Ben’s passing in 2012.

Louise owned and managed two Gem & Mineral businesses in Wallace. She also helped manage the Wallace District Art Center with several other volunteers for nearly 25 years. Louise had a passion for art and loved teaching art in the Silver Valley and later at the View Point Resort in Meza, Ariz., where she snowbirded for 12 winters.

Louise was a member of the Wallace Study Club, the VFW Auxiliary, Wallace Area Zonta’s, the Silver Valley Arts & Crafts group. She was also a member of the Mountain View Congregational Church in Kellogg, Idaho, and later joined the Cornerstone in Osburn, Idaho, in 2017.

Louise is survived by three sons, Ben (Monica) Sheppard, Dennis “Rusty” Sheppard and Patrick (Shannon) Sheppard; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece, Nita (Steve) Buhl and her nephew, Merl (Laura) Buhl. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; her son, Steven; two sisters; one brother and a grandson.

A celebration of Louise’s life will be held this summer.

Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, is entrusted with services. You may share your memories of Louise and sign her guest book at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com.