Shepard, James Aaron, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014. Age 87 years. Son of the late Fred and Ethel (Virgil) Shepard, James was born May 26, 1926 in Peoria, Illinois. He served in the United States Air Force from 1947 to 1955. James married Jane Anne Breidenbach in November of 1953. She predeceased him on April 4, 1994. James later married Anna B. (Fewless) Maitland on December 8, 1999. She survives him. James was co-founder of Quality Asphalt of Saginaw. He was a loyal member of the Moose Lodge #82. Surviving besides his loving wife Anna are one son and two daughters, James M. and Susan Shepard, Carol and Paul Allen, Mary Ellen and Eric Gonzales; four grandchildren, James Andrew Shepard, Maureen McQuaid, Richard and Mark Gonzales; a step-son, John Maitland; two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Bessler and a brother, Francis Fuller. Honoring Mr. Shepard’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private Memorial Service will take place in the spring with burial of cremains in St. Andrew Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, Saginaw.