William Henry Sheard Jr.

william sheard jr.

May 15, 1932 ~ December 20, 2020

Born in: Las Animas, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

William Henry Sheard, Jr., 88, Sunrise, May 15, 1932, in Las Animas, Colo.; sunset, Dec. 20, 2020, in Pueblo, Colo. Bill was born to Helen E. (Craven) and William H. Sheard Sr. along with siblings, Mary Lou (Al) Groves and Harold (Nancy and Lois) Sheard.
Survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene E. Wahrle; children, Cynthia L. (Michael) Quilico, Blue Springs, Mo. and Jeffrey Scott (Shelley) Sheard, Brighton, Colo.; grandchildren, Stephany Kemp (Chris), Blue Springs, Mo., Shane Sheard, California, Clifton (Amanda, Amelia), Blue Springs, Mo., Jordan A. Sheard (Danny), Denver and Avery Sheard, Brighton, Colo.; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill graduated from Centennial High School, Pueblo Junior College, SCSC’s first class of R.N. He joined the Navy in 1951, during the Korean War, and graduated from Navy Course School.
Employed at Colorado State Hospital (now CMHI) as Chief Nurse of Forensic Psychiatry. He also ranched in Avondale.
Member of Ascension Episcopal Church, Pueblo. Also, member of De Molay, Silver State Lodge #95, two-time past Worshipful Master. Shriner’s Al Kaly Potentate 1987, Chaplain Emeritus 10 years of Pueblo Shrine Club and life member, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, Cabrini, Mule Train, Nomads and Potentates Escorts. Bill and his wife took many Shrine trips to Europe and many cruise trips.
He enjoyed ranching and farming, raising Longhorn cattle, time on Circle Bar Ranch, traveling, motorcycling and camping. A man of many endeavors, dedicated to the military, family and friends.
As per his wishes, Bill passed away at home. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.  Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Church of the Ascension, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo. Followed by Masonic Rites and military honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard at 4:30 p.m. at Pueblo Shrine Club, 1501 S. McCulloch, in Pueblo West. With a reception meal to follow.
Donations may be made to Al Kaly Shrine, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, CO  81002. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com



Viewing: December 26, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Memorial Service: September 11, 2021 2:00 pm - August 23, 2021 12:00 am

Ascension Episcopal Church
18th Street & Grand Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Aunt Irene and Family,

    I hold you in my heart and my prayers. Fond memories of your place and also
    going to Uncle Red’s and Aunt Glaida’s. I hold you in God’s healing light.

    Kathleen Sheard

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Bills passing. Have lots of memories of the two of you.
    All our love and prayers to you and your family.
    Dennis and Dottie Feister.

  3. Irene, we are so sorry for the loss of Bill. He was a wonderful person. We enjoyed our time with you and Bill on all the camp outs and all the Shriner functions. He will be missed dearly by Dennis and I.
    All our love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time

  4. Irene and family. I am so sad to hear of bill’s passing. He was one of the nicest people I know. I will miss seeing him at our KIWANIS functions. My condolences and prayers are with you all.
    Bill Yalotz

  5. Dear Irene and family,

    Sending our sincere condolences to you all. I have fond memories of Bill and visiting your place out in the country.

    Bob & Colleen Housman & family

  6. So sorry for your loss Irene. Bill was a very special person. I admired him a lot while working with him
    Lois vanderpool

  7. My sincerest condolences and prayers for Irene and the rest of the family. I grew up next to them and was blessed to have known each of the family members. The memories will always remain and Bill will always be a special man and friend in my eyes. Bigger than life and full of love for everyone. I am very blessed to have grown up next to the Sheard family and the great memories that were created in the everyday life of the good old days of simplicity and true love.

  8. Irene and family, my sympathies on the passing of Bill. He was so kind to me when I graduated from nurses training offering any assistance I needed in finding a job. He was a good neighbor. I couldn’t wait for his Christmas decorations to go up each year. Also looked forward to seeing him in the parades. Peace and blessings to everyone.

  9. My sincere condolences to Bill’s family. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I worked with him at the state hospital as his administrative assistant. He was very kind and I considered him a dear friend of mine. I had not seen him for several years, but friends are always close to our hearts. Rest in paradise Bill. You will be missed.

    Carol Gonzales

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