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Loujena SHEPPARD

Female 1903 - 1987  (83 years)


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  • Name Loujena SHEPPARD  [1
    Born 16 Jun 1903  Edith Community, Coke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jan 1987  Lubbock, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    • [Related - Crumpler Name - jjones116@aol.com.ftw]

      Obituary of Mrs. H. H. (Loujena) King

      83, last survivor of Miles Burton and Lula Pearl Fields, pioneer West Texas family, died on Friday, January 23, in a Lubbock hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Abilene
      with Dr. Charles Whittle and Dr. David Hamblen officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park under direction of North's Funeral Home, 4002 Buffalo Gap Road. She was born June 16, 1903 in Edith Community in Coke County, Texas. Her
      grandfather (Andrew Martin Sheppard) was the first postmaster of Shep community which was named for him. In 1925 she moved to Abilene and was married to the late H.H. (Jake) King on May 5, 1928 in Abilene. Mr. King was a long time employee of
      West Texas Utilities. He died on September 17, 1972. She attended Sul Ross College and McMurry College. A former schoolteacher with a deep interest in music, she was in numerous organizations including First United Methodist Church, Suzanna
      Wesley Class, Esther Bible Club, Harmony Club, Order of the Eastern Star Chpater #30, National Retired Teachers Association, and Texas State Teachers Association. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; G. Holman and Janie King of
      Abilene; two daughters and son-in-laws; Carolyn and Jerry Cloud of Lubbock and Marilyn and Spud Aldridge of Abilene; nine grandchildren; Gary Cloud, Susan Wolcott, Cheryl Sevigny, Lori Snowden, Darla Aldridge, Sara King, Bill Aldridge, Greg
      Snowden, and Ellen Ramsey; four great-grandchildren; William Wolcott, Andrea Cloud, Elizabeth King Wolcott, and Sarah Cloud. Pallbearers will be grandson and grandsons-in-law; Gary Cloud, Greg Snowden, Bill Aldridge, Peter Sevigny, Charles
      Wolcott, and Scott Ramsey.

      Aunt Gena played music for revivals, worship services, classes and family groups. At the time of her death, she had been living with her daughter Carolyn and lived her last months were much like her life has always been, filled with the
      love of her family and friends. She enjoyed being with two of her great-grandchildren each day. She entered the hospital on January 16 and one week later suffered cardiac arrest. Her health had been failing rapidly due to a congestive heart
      condition that had been developing for several weeks. Aunt Gena spent her last Christmas with her family at their traditional family gathering in Abilene and sang the Christmas songs that she loved and played so well. Most of her
      grandchildren and all four of her great-grandchildren were there, and she loved every minute of their company as they did hers. She spent that night in her home of fifty-eight years and then attended services the next day at First Methodist
      Church where she had been a member for almost sixty years.

      During her funeral service, her pastor, who knew her well, focused on her deep abiding faith, her good sense of humor, her Christian example, her unlimited tribute to her rich and caring life, and it gave her family great comfort.
    Person ID I1373  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 May 2008 

    Family Hiram Holman "Jake" KING,   b. 16 Dec 1904, Camp Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1972, Lubbock, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 5 May 1928  1142 Palm Street, Abilene, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02786] Correspondence with Crumpler descendant, (Email Address - jjones116@aol.com.).
      Date of Import: 7 Aug 2001