We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother VerLene Shepard, 72, joined her son in heaven on July 2, 2022.
VerLene was born on April 18, 1950, in St. Anthony, Idaho to Cecil Whitmore and Constance Evanstone. She then moved to Utah where she met and married the love of her life Scott Shepard in 1987. She worked for Ogden City as a Meter Maid and at Pacific Chromolox. She was an active member of the Ogden Eagles. She loved camping, music, singing, butterflies, dancing with her grandkids and making friends wherever she went. She had a heart of gold, she always made sure everyone was taken care of. VerLene was the most selfless person and would give the shirt off her back if someone was in need. She had the best sense of humor and could always make someone smile and laugh.
VerLene is survived by her loving husband Scott Shepard; daughters Tracy (Bruce Robertson) Carreola, Heather (Scott) Fitzgerald, Amber (Tyler) Houtz; grandchildren Tyler Carreola, Chelsea Carreola, Presley Fitzgerald, Payten Fitzgerald, Parker Fitzgerald, Ryken Houtz, McKenna Houtz and Daxton Houtz; 5 sisters; 2 brothers; and her loyal dog Bear. She is preceded in death by her son Kenneth Cecil (KC) Gough and her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 2452 W. 2325 N., Farr West, Utah. There will be a butterfly release at 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (www.angelman.org) in her name honoring her granddaughter, Chelsea.
Services entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT.