OBITUARY

Sammuel Norman Richard Sheperd

July 29, 1994September 7, 2018

Sammuel Norman Richard Sheperd was born on July 29, 1994 in Portland, Oregon and passed away on September 7, 2018 in Portland, Oregon

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Sammuel Norman Richard Sheperd

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Tim Tamez

September 17, 2018

REST IN PEACE SAMM
I TOOK ON SAM AS A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR 6 MONTHS AGO. I ALREADY HAD ONE BUT HE WAS BUSY SO I FLEW WITH SAMM....NEEDLESS TO SAY HE BECAME MY NEW INSTRUCTOR. I LEARNED MORE FROM HIM IN 4 HRS THAN I DID IN 16 HRS WITH MY PREVIOUS INSTRUCTOR. HE WAS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND FOR HIS AGE WAS A GREAT PILOT. I FLEW WITH HIM ON SEPT 6TH. AND HAVE BEEN MESSAGING HIM EVERY DAY WITH NO RESPONSE. I STOPPED BY TWIN OAKS TODAY (17TH) LOOKING FOR HIM AND WAS GIVEN THIS HORRIBLE NEWS. I DIDNT KNOW SAMM LONG BUT I FEEL A DEEP LOSSS. HE WAS MY GUY AND I LOOKED FORWARD TO FINISHING UP MY PRIVATE PILOT WITH HIM. I RIDE A MOTORCYCLE TOO AND WAS RIDING TODAY WHEN I STOPPED BY THE AIRPORT....ON MY WAY HOME I REALIZED RIDING WILL NEVER BE THE SAME FOR ME AGAIN....IM CALLING IT QUITS AND I AM SELLING MY BIKE. LIFES TO SHORT. SO EVEN IN YOUR PASSING YOU TAUGHT ME A LESSON SAMM....
THE FINAL LESSON YOU WILL GIVE BUT A VALUABLE ONE. I KNOW YOUR WITH GOD NOW AND IN A GOOD PLACE....REST IN PEACE MY MAN. TIM

The Hodge Family

September 13, 2018

Death is the hardest part of life especially when it happens suddenly. My sincere condolences to the Shepherd Family for your loss May You allow Gods Word to bring you comfort and gives you hope. Acts 24:15, John 6:40, Revelation 21:4

Norgard Klages

September 13, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss! What devastating news to hear about Samm’s passing. I cannot imagine the pain you must feel, but hope you will find solace knowing that he will be loved and remembered as an extraordinarily kind and caring person.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Fabiana Chipoco

September 12, 2018

I met Samm just a few weeks ago but he stole my heart. But only mine but my sisters and her husbands too. We started talking first on the internet and after a week talking we met in a bar and that’s when I saw him for the first time. In that moment I could feel he was a good person. After that day he started coming to my sisters house more often and the 4 of us were spending a lot of time together. I cooked him a Peruvian dinner the night before the accident and he loved it! I had my best dates ever with him, he took my flying, to his aunts really ver house, we did jet skies, etc. He was such a fun guy to be around and always with his beautiful smile. I even remember my sister telling me that her and her husband were saying that they wanted their kids to be just like Samm.
When my mom was pregnant of me, my dad passed away, and people always tell me all of my dad qualities and Samms qualities were just like his. So I felt like a little part of my dad was in Samms soul and I will be forever grateful for getting to know him. He was just perfect. I will always love him.

Angela Gibbons

September 11, 2018

Sammuel Norman Richard Sheperd ~ I remember the first time I saw Samm and thinking that was such a big name for such a tiny baby boy! But I believe that over the years he grew into that name. He was an adorable baby and toddler, with a fabulous smile! Then, he was a bright, curious, and smart school boy. And before long he was an accomplished handsome young man, adventurous, inquisitive, and creating cool gadgets to show the world. Samm proved that he was definitely worthy of such a big name! Over the years, I've placed many of Samm's pictures (and his brothers too) on my fridge, enjoying watching them grow up. This picture of Sammuel on his rocking horse is one of my favorites, with his giant happy grin!
Janette, Stann, Forrest, and Simon my heart aches for all of you. My love and continuing prayers will be with each of you and with all of Samm's extended family.

Margie Kruse

September 11, 2018

We remember him from the Mission trips to Belize, our hearts ache for this life too soon ended. Such a very nice young man. We shall look forward to seeing him again in the land where there is no more sorrow, death or pain.

FROM THE FAMILY