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
Memorial Service: September 11, 2021 2:00 pm - August 23, 2021 12:00 am
Ascension Episcopal Church
18th Street & Grand Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81003