Lynn M. Sheppard
Lynn M. Sheppard, 82, of Globe, died Nov. 9, 2008 at his home.
Mr. Sheppard was a lifetime resident of the Globe area and a member of one of Gila County’s pioneer ranching families dating back to the 1890s.
He was a rancher, rodeo cowboy and politician. He loved to be horseback on the ranch or in the rodeo arena. In 2004, he was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was also a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Gold Card Life Member.
Mr. Sheppard was elected Gila County Supervisor for two terms and served one term as state highway commissioner for the Arizona Department of Transportation. He was a past president of the Gila County Cattle Growers’ Association and a member of the Masonic Lodge White Mountain #3, the Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge #2809, the VFW Post #1704 and the American Legion.
He was an Army veteran of the Pacific Theater in World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy; son, Lex (Marian) Sheppard; grandchildren, Lexie Nosie and Brent Sheppard; and great-grandson, Tres Mosie. He also leaves behind his special aunt, Pauline Scott; nieces, Lynda (John) Kieckhefer, Stella (Bob) Brown and DeeJaye (Charlie) Poarch, as well as many other loved family and friends.
Visitation and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Gila County Fairgrounds in Globe. A potluck luncheon will follow.
A private family interment will occur in the Masonic Section of Old Globe Cemetery.
Lamont Mortuary of Globe assisted with the arrangements.