Condolences to the Shepherd Family

Ila Faye Shepherd, age 85, was called to heaven on Friday, August 23, 2019. Faye was born on March 26th 1934 to Lola Naven and Dave Stewart.

Faye spent half of her life in Austin before moving to Elgin in 1985. Back then Elgin was considered the country, so finally a pool was in her future because that was the only way to get this city girl to the country.

Faye retired from the Central TX Regional Blood Center at the age of 62 by that time she was loving the country life. She stayed busy with her pool and helping Doyle with his greyhound business. But her real joy in life started in June of 1988, loving and spending time with her granddaughter Tori. They were linked together with a bond that no words would destroy. They spent endless hour’s together swimming, shopping and just enjoying each other’s company. They were each other’s side kick through the years they taught and learned so many life lessons with each other. Faye learned that love comes in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Tori learned to be a kind and giving lady but to stand and be strong when needed. For Faye and her granddaughter Tori… It ends with tears-happy and sad tears, they say thank you to one another for the last 31 years and said goodbye as only true best friends could… Godspeed Faye… Until we meet again!

She was born to and preceded in death by both her parents and her husband James Doyle Shepherd.

Faye is survived by her children Patricia Morgan and husband Dennis; Wayne Lindholm and Tracy Shepherd and grandchildren; Christie, Rhonda, Haven, Robert, Keith, Tori. She is also survived by her great-Grandchildren; Kirby, Matt, Ashley, Kyliegh, Cody, Lane, Luke, Jayla, and Daymon James and her forever Daughter in Law Laurie Lindholm.

A Memorial Services will be held 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.