Idaho State Journal, 12/23/09
PARIS - Opal (Louise) Eborn Shepherd, 98, passed away December 21, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born the fourth of 12 children to Arthur P. Eborn and Nina Passey Eborn on December 31, 1910 in Lanark, Idaho.
Opal graduated from Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho. She attended Ricks College for two years and got her B.S. degree from UtahState University in Logan, Utah.
Opal married L. Hugh Shepherd on August 19, 1931 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a life time resident of Paris, Idaho.
Opal taught fourth and fifth grade for 31 years at Emerson Elementary School in Paris. During the 30's and 40's she played the piano for herhusband's orchestra that played for dances throughout Bear Lake and surrounding valleys.
Opal served in many ward and stake callings in the Paris Bear Lake Stake. Through the years she participated in many organizations such as The Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Paris Literary Club and served as a guide at the Paris Tabernacle.
Opal was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and nine of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter Maxine Beck (Victor) deceased, of Salt Lake City, her son Wendell Shepherd (Joan) of Logan, Utah, three grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister Helen Rae Ridge (Harry) of Soda Springs, Idaho and Weldon Eborn (Phyllis) of Paris, Idaho.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at noon in the Paris Ward Chapel. Friends may pay their respects on Monday,December 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matthews Mortuary and again 10 to 11:45 A.M. prior to the service in the Paris Ward Chapel. Interment will be at the Paris Cemetery.
Published in Idaho State Journal on December 23, 2009