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Norma Lea (Cargill) Shepherd passed at age 85 on January 19th at Arbor House Reminisce in Norman, OK. Norma was born to Robert Cargill and Effie (Scroggins) Cargill in Washington, OK on September 23rd, 1931. Norma was the baby of six children and was the last surviving member. After high school a close friend, Jim Burleson, introduced "Shep" to Norma when he returned from serving in the military. Jess Dan Shepherd and Norma Lea Cargill were soon married on April 4th, 1953 in Norman, OK. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, she worked at Norman Municipal Hospital before starting a family with Dan. They had five children. She was preceded in death by her husband Dan Shepherd, her son Jeffrey Shepherd, her daughter Deborah (Embry) Love, her son-in-law Marty Embry, and her granddaughter Leanne Shepherd. She is survived by her son Dr. Jonathan and his wife Janelle Shepherd of Clinton, OK, her daughter Linda and her husband Angel Mejia of Noble, OK, her daughter Teresa and her husband Donald Wiggins of Norman, OK, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Viewing will be on Sunday, January 22nd from 2-8 pm at Havenbrook Funeral Home. Services will be held at Havenbrook Funeral Home on Monday January 23rd at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers we would request donations be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF.org). Services are under the care of Havenbrook Funeral Home. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com
Published on January 21, 2017
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