Monica L Sheppard

September 7, 1953January 4, 2013

ARLINGTON -- Monica Lynn Sheppard, 59, of Arlington, passed away from cancer on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at an Arlington hospital. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Moore Funeral Home, 4216 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington. The daughter of Charlie Sheppard and Bonnie Orr, she was born in Burbank, Calif. She married Mark Averill and together they raised their three children in Simi Valley, Calif. She later moved to Arlington in 1992. Monica's home was always open and welcoming for family and friends. She loved to entertain, travel with family and friends, and cook. Monica was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Thank you to all of her friends who supported her and prayed for her throughout her courageous fight. We will all love her and miss her. Survivors: Her children, Vincent and wife, Kelly, Jonathan, and Amy and husband, Dave; four grandchildren, all of Arlington; her significant other, Raymond Smith, two sons, Craig and James, and granddaughter, all of Arlington; her brother, Mike Sheppard and wife, Cathie, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a host of other dear friends and family,and step-father Frank Walbert.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 12, 2013

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Marijane Shepherd

January 31, 2014

I can't believe it has been over a year since you left us. It seems like yesterday we were going to the , laughing, crying and being together. I miss you everyday but not with sadness, just pleasure having known you. Love you always.

Benjamin Guttery

January 19, 2013

Monica I can't express in words how much I enjoyed being your friend. You taught me at Kay Jewelers about customers, co-workers and caring for others. I still have the mickey mouse keychain you gave me from your family's trip to Disneyworld. Miss you like you'll never know. My condolences to Raymond and her Sons and family. 817-689-0659

Tina Banks

January 15, 2013

Monica, You were one of the kindest, most generous and strongest woman I have ever known. I will never forget when you found out that I hadnt had a birthday party in years, you had a birthday party for me. That is just one of the many kind things that you did for me over the years. You were an awesome Mother, who's love for her children, and all of her family, made me admire you. God Bless you and all of your family, Monica. Now you will be a blessing & joy among the angels. Love you, Tina Banks 217-413-2235

Linda Wiegert

January 15, 2013

Dear Monica - our families were brought together by Vince and Kelly and we shared so many special times. Our trip to Florida was fantastic! I treasured our phone conversations and the many times we got together with the family. Our San Antonio trip with the girls was just about as good as it gets - lots of laughs and many special memories were made. May God bless you always. You will be missed more than you can imagine, but knowing that there is no more pain gives us comfort. Love you always!

Kelly Averill

January 14, 2013

Monica, you were the best mother in law to me. You made me feel welcome and accepted me into your family. I miss talking with you, drinking white Russians and bloody Marys and just being with you. I promise to you that I will try my best to take care of Vince and the kids. I know how much family meant to to you. we love you, we miss you, and we will see you again. Mark and Michelle love their Mimi.

Bernadette Aguilar

January 11, 2013

Monica, we are all going to miss you so much! We will always remember the precious memories that we shared with you. You will always remain in our thoughts and hearts. I am very blessed to have known you and your family. Thank you for all of the kindness you showed me over the years.

January 11, 2013

Barbara Imboden

January 10, 2013

Monica,It was great spending time with you in Roseville last July. The memories and laughter we shared I will remember for ever. Rest in Peace my friend!

Jan Goebel

January 10, 2013

"Life can only be understood backwards"
-Soren Kierkegaard

Monica, you were taken to soon from us, but rest in peace knowing you touched everyone you came in contact with. We all have our memories of times with you that we can draw on and smile about or even cry. See you again my friend.

jan gobel

January 10, 2013

Life can only be understood backwards...
Soren Kierkegaard

Monica, rest in knowing that you were loved by all you touched. Knowing you are now at peace gives all those left behind some comfort. You will be missed much...till we meet again.