Jessie Marie Shepperson: 1924-2013
Jessie Marie Shepperson, 88, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, WY.
Jessie was born Nov. 30, 1924, at Alliance, NE, the daughter of Stuart and Fern (Brennaman) Mellor. The family immigrated to Upton, WY, in 1929, establishing a home south of Upton where nine children were raised.
She attended rural school in the Soda Butte area, and graduated from high school in Upton. She was married to Al Shepperson on Jan. 9, 1942, in Gillette, WY. To this union was born two sons, Jerry in 1946 and Bob in 1956.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers. She is survived by her sons Jerry (Anita) and Bob (Julie) Shepperson all of Upton. Grandchildren Mike Shepperson of Upton, Melissa (Steve) Saunders of Albuquerque, NM, Sarah (Chad) Ward of Chandler, AR, Cole (Tisha) Shepperson of Upton, Jeri (Mike) Davis of Upton, Jennifer (Cody Rasmussen) Mc Cammon of Upton and Amanda (Shawn) Knipp of Upton; 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are brothers and sisters Jacqueline Wicker of Casper, WY, Jean Huck of Eugene, Oregon, Nellie (Jim) Dowdy of Lucerne, WY, Dick (Ellie) Mellor of Spokane, Washington and Ted Mellor of Upton.
Jessie enjoyed gardening, sewing, was a very good cook, family gatherings, music, reading and collecting. She especially enjoyed playing bridge and cutting hay. She started cutting hay about 1964 with a John Deere 1010 tractor and cutter bar mower and eventually used a New Holland with a 14-foot header.
A memorial has been established to either the Upton Ambulance Service or Weston County Fire Protection District.
Visitation will be Friday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Upton Community Center. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. at the Upton Community Center with Rev. Rick Clair officiating.
Worden Funeral Directors of Newcastle is in charge of arrangements.