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Elaine ShepardElaine (Bourdo) Shepard went to be with her Heavenly Father on December 24th, 2020. She was born the daughter of Charles and Marie (Newman) Bourdo in the town of Orangeville,MI. Throughout her life, Elaine loved to travel, read, play cards, and spend time with her family and friends. She never knew a stranger, and she always kept the faith. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents and her three siblings; Dolores, Todd, and Lawrence. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years; H. Allen Shepard: her son; Charles (Linda) Shepard: her daughter; Sue (Jack) Hulbert: her three grandchildren; Evan Shepard, Sarah (Jarren) George and Shawna (Andrew) Patten: and her three great-grandchildren. Elaine brought love, gentleness, and kindness everywhere she went. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service for her will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal church in Hastings, MI at a later date. The family is being assisted by McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes, Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams, Plainwell, MI 49080. (269)685-5881.
To the Shepard Family, we send our condolences to all of you regarding the passing of Elaine. Elaine and Alan were neighbors when we all lived in Alger Heights. May you find peace in your memories of a wonderful person. Susan (Susie) Longstreet Ybarra Cheryl Longstreet Van Haitsma
Susan Longstreet Ybarra Jan 3 2021 11:58 AM
Elaine is a dear Ist cousin, we enjoyed good times in Florida and Gun Lake, she was a good hugger and we always felt blessed when we had been with her and Al. May God's comfort and blessing be on the Family
Frank Bourdo Jan 2 2021 4:07 PM
We have always considered her and her family part of our family. We've been friends for 69 years, and what wonderful years they were. She will be greatly missed. Love, The Herbert Family
Julie Herbert Jan 1 2021 2:14 PM
What a wonderful Aunt she was. She always got so excited when she would see her nieces and nephews greeting us with bunches of hugs and kisses. We tried to surprise her as often as we could. I have lots of wonderful memories at her and Uncle Alans cottage, they always made it so fun for us. You will truly be missed Aunt Elaine. Love Denny and Kay and Family
kay shiffert Dec 31 2020 9:39 PM
It is with heavy hearts and teary eyes that we mourn the passing of Aunt Elaine. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Uncle Allen and Family. We will miss her smile, laughter and her never-ending love for her family,niece's and nephew's. She is celebrating her new life with her Mother, Father and her Siblings. Rest in piece Aunt Elaine you will be in our hearts forever. Larry,Judy,Julie Fox
Larry Fox Dec 31 2020 8:38 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Shepard
Ruby Rogers Dec 27 2020 10:22 PM