Geraldine “Terry” Shepard

Terry Shepard

Terry Shepard

Terry passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 89 on December 16, 2016.

Born October 8th, 1927 in Chicago, she was the only child of William A Smith and Violet Moe Smith Duchane Miller. She married Louis E Shepard July 7, 1951.

Terry attended Coe College (class of ’52) where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She worked part-time at Harmon Taylor Actuarial Service while attending Coe, then at McGladrey until the birth of her first child. In 1973, after a season with H&R Block, she opened her own company GESCO and became an enrolled agent with the IRS.

Upon the untimely death of her husband in 1979, Terry began her 24 year career as a stockbroker with Securities Corporation of Iowa and Wells Fargo. During her career she also served on numerous boards, including the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, YWCA, Planned Parenthood and Waypoint. Terry was an early member of Professional Women’s Network, and was also a member of PEO Chapter GM, Tourist Club, SCORE and American Contract Bridge League.

She had a great love for her family, traveling, Coe College, reading, gardening and playing duplicate bridge. She enjoyed attending performances at the beautiful Paramount Theater and TCR.

Terry was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her 5 children, Linda Shepard, Robert (Judy) Shepard, Laura Shepard, Martha McCurry and William (Rocky) Shepard, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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