December 8, 1931 ~ November 20, 2019
Born in: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Resided in: Littleton , Colorado
Carroll Edward “Ned” Shepard, 87, passed away on November 20, 2019 with his family
by his side. He is survived by son, Curtis Shepard of St. Louis, and daughter, Zoe Ann
Smith (Stuart) of Littleton; his loving grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie), Courtney
(Devin), Tyler, Carly, and Dana; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Lawrence
Shepard of St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Donna,
his sons, Todd and Gordon, and his sister, Lola Al-Naama of Sunnyvale.
Ned was born on December 8, 1931 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Carroll C. and Helen F.
Shepard. During his middle school years the family relocated to St. Louis, Missouri,
where he graduated from the Principia Upper School.
Ned attended University of Missouri as an English major, but interrupted his education to
enlist instead in the U. S. Coast Guard as the Korean conflict heated up. He was posted
to the Great Lakes District in Cleveland where he met Donna in 1954. They married in
1955 and spent the next 60 years together. After his honorable discharge in 1958, Ned
moved the family to Denver, a place he had fallen in love with during a college visit.
After owning a dance studio for a couple of years, Ned spent his business career in
commercial real estate with Fuller and Company until his early retirement in 1975.
After his retirement, Ned and Donna moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, where they lived for
nearly thirty years before moving back to Denver to be close to family. They enjoyed
traveling by motor home and on cruises all over the world together, and on occasion
they brought the family along. He loved music, dancing, and travelling, but most of all,
he was dedicated to his wife and family. He was a loving caregiver for Donna after she
suffered strokes, and they truly lived their wedding vows.
Ned was passionate about living by the water and yachting. He and Donna were
members of the Ft. Myers Yacht Club, and the couple cruised with other club members.
The name on the transom of their boat was “Do It Now,” a motto he lived by and the
attitude to which he attributed much of his success in life. He also gave thanks to God
for his life well lived and full of blessings.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Carroll E. "Ned" Shepard's name.