|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 2002|
Dorothy May Shepherd
Dorothy May Shepherd
Services: Friday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m.
Went to Heaven on Friday, december 20, 2002. Born in Bakersfield, California, on November 11, 1920, the youngest of seven children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Elizabeth Shepherd, brothers, Dick and Ted Shepherd, sisters, Claris Paine, Doris Steinmetz, Marjorie Suburu and Isabelle Suburu. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Paul W. Demkey; brother-in-law, August Suburu; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Guy Bird of Pottersville, MO; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Melanie Demkey of Bakersfield, CA; son and daughter-in-law, David and Jeanne Demkey of Tehachapi, CA; grandchildren, Tom and Karen Bird of Pottersville, MO, Carolyn and Rick Pruett of Bakersfield, CA, Caressa and Kevin Smith of Fresno, CA, Paul and Cheri Demkey of Bakersfield, CA, Ross and Staci Demkey of San Rafael, CA, Kristen and Phillip Huebner of San Diego, CA, Amber and Mike Allen of Bakersfield, CA, Stefani, Heather and Sara Demkey of Tehachapi, CA; eleven great-grandchildren, many cousins, nephews and nieces, and friends.
Dorothy grew up on the Shepherd family dairy farm on Gosford and Cobb Road. She attended the Ordena and Old River Schools, graduated from Kern County Union High School in 1938, and earned a Business Degree from Bakersfield Junior College in 1940. She married her high school sweetheart, Paul, in 1941, and worked in a defense plant when he went off to war. She made a Christian home for Paul and their children on the family farm and was active in the Lakeside PTA, Bible Study Fellowship, Cotton Wives and was a member of Kern Union Church.
In no particular order Dorothy loved children, roses and camellias, sewing, painting, fishing, reading her Bible, talking to friends and family, RVing, and going out to eat. She did not like milking the cows, her middle name, mean or rude people. We will miss her.
Services will be held Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Doughty-Calhoun-OMeara Funeral Chapel. Pastor Doug Davis will officiate with interment following in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Published in the Bakersfield Californian from 12/24/2002 - 12/25/2002.
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Created by: Diana Satterfield
Record added: Aug 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20821080