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Marja Lee Shepard

February 16, 1938 — February 14, 2020

Marja Lee Shepard, 81, of Grayling, MI passed away peacefully surrounded by her family February 14, 2020.

Marja Lee was born in Lansing, MI on February 16, 1938 to Harvey and Marjorie Sweeter. She attended James Couzens Agricultural School in Bath, MI where she met the love of her life, Russell Shepard. It was there that they met in the 5th and 6th grade. Marja Lee and Russell were married September 1, 1956. Marja helped establish the Grayling Lioness Club and was club officer for several years. She joined the Grayling Lions Club when Lions International opened membership to women. She was a member of Grayling Business and Professional Women's Club. She did a lot of creative ceramics painting and even housed two kilns which she shared with friends and family.

Marja Lee is survived by her husband of 63 years, Russell Shepard; son, Rusty (Jackie) Shepard and their children Rachael, Sydney and daughter, Lee Ann Dunckley and her children Brian, Michelle, Christi and Emily; and 8 great-grandchildren. Marja Lee is preceded in death by both of her parents, Harvey and Marjorie.

A memorial service will take place 1:00 pm Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home with visitation starting at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marja's memory to Lions of Michigan Foundation, 5730 Executive Dr., Lansing, MI 48911. Condolences and memories can be shared with Marja Lee's family at www.sorensonlockwood.com.

Arrangements are by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral home.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Grayling, MI 49738

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 West North Down River Road
Grayling, MI 49738

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