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H. Guy Shepherd

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Date published: 2/24/2013

H. Guy Shepherd Jean H. Shepherd

Herbert Guy Shepherd Jr., 89, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, and Jean Hamlet Shepherd, 86, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, both at Mary Washington Hospital.

Guy was born on Oct. 10, 1923, in Alexandria, to Herbert Guy and Octavia Shepherd. Jean was born on Jan. 5, 1927, in Appomattox, to Joseph and Marcia Hamlet.

Eternally devoted to one another for 66 years, Guy and Jean were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 1946. As lifelong Virginians, they raised their four children in Lorton and retired to Fairview Beach in 1988.

A U.S. Army veteran, Guy proudly served his country in World War II. As active members of Pohick Church for many years, Guy was on the vestry and Jean was in the Altar Guild and the Ladies of Pohick. Jean was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Together, they owned and operated Shepherd & Sons Construction Co. and built many fine homes in Northern Virginia.

Guy and Jean will forever be fondly remembered by their children, Terry, Kathy, Jeff and Lori; their granddaughter, Stephanie Marie; and family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Pohick Church Cemetery in Lorton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.