Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 29, 2020
Charles Henry (CH) Shepherd

Obit Charles Henry ShepherdCharles Henry (CH) Shepherd, age 93, passed away Oct. 26, 2020, at home surrounded by his children. He was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Payson, Utah, to Aline (Stark) and John Ivan Shepherd. He graduated from Payson High School in 1945. Shortly after graduation, he entered the Army where he served until 1947. He was called to serve in a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northern California shortly after his army service. After his mission he met Carol Jean Bylund on a blind date and later they were married in the Manti Temple, Friday, Oct. 13, 1950. The marriage invited eight children into the family.  

At the beginning of his career, CH had a chicken farm where he taught his children the values important in life, like worth ethics, obedience, love of family, and devotion to God. He eventually went back to college and earned his teaching credentials. He then took a job teaching Junior High School in Tooele, Utah, where he retired after about 25 years of teaching math.

A love of his life was gardening. He raised a large garden and provided vegetables for canning. The benefits of his gardening were enjoyed by the family and neighbors all year long. His yard had the prettiest grass in Tooele. He loved to take a fresh flower to Carol Jean, the queen and love of his life, daily when they were blooming.

CH was an active member of the church. He served in many callings but enjoyed his time serving as a temple ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple. He served with Carol Jean in the temple for 15 years which was a highlight of his life.

CH was preceded in his passing by his wife, Carol Jean, and his daughter Leslie (Bishop). He is survived by his other children: Joel (Marie), Noel (Denise), Terry (Nancy), Marsha Dean (Roger), Melanie Harvey (Dennis), Laureen,  Su-Ellen; also by 33 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

A short viewing will be held at Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, 50 W. Main St., Grantsville, Utah, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, from 3 to 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19 issues, a short graveside service will be held for family in the cemetery in Payson, Utah. Please remember to follow COVID-19 guidlines.

The family extends gratitude to Rocky Mountain Hospice and the Tooele 2nd and 6th Wards, and the services from Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home.

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