Frances S. Shepherd

April 17, 2021
Frances S. Shepherd

Frances Schaaf Shepherd, 104, passed away in Williamsburg on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Brigadier General James McMenamin Shepherd. Survivors include her two sons, William F. Shepherd (Carol) and James S. Shepherd (Ashma); four grandchildren, Aline Frances, Mary Catherine (William), James E. (Melinda) and David C. (Bridget) and eight great grandchildren. She graduated from the Extension of William and Mary in Richmond and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at William and Mary in Williamsburg in 1938. She was a member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, the Azalea Garden Club, a life member of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, the Heritage Republican Women’s Club, and the XX Century Art Gallery.  Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery on September 1, 2021. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution can be made to the local Salvation Army or the Veterans fund.


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  • April 21, 2021
    Peggy Hook says:
    When we moved here in 2000, getting to know Fran at Williamsburg UMC was joy. In her quiet way, she greeted and shared. We chatted and worked together on church events. She was just a lovely and loving person. And she will be missed.

  • April 21, 2021
    Patricia Clark says:
    When Charlie and I first came to WUMC, Fran called to welcome us. She gave us some information about different groups in the church and invited us to come. She was a quiet, sweet person who always spoke and smiled when she saw us. She will be missed by all who knew her.