“Shep”\n \nOur beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Brother, Friend and Teacher, passed away May 16th surrounded by his family, after a 6-year battle with Colon Cancer. Never once letting it get the upper hand; mentally outwitting it, and baffling his doctors for those 6 years.Dad was born Dec. 2, 1928 in SLC, UT. to William Leroy, and Myrtle Irene Shepherd. Married Lyn Wallace, Sept. 29th 1949; was a life long resident of Murray. Graduated from Murray High in 1947.Dad grew up in a large family; his Dad, William passed away when his 6 children were quite young. Myrtle remarried Gunnard Anderson who had 5 children; all 11 children were close family for life.Dad loved and enjoyed his family and kept them close. Ken and Lyn had 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. In his early years, he worked for his Dad’s construction business and then worked for and retired from Mtn. Bell/ USWest.He is survived by his wife, Lyn; six children, William (Linda), Sherie (Henry), Debra, Patricia (Craig), Joseph, and Greg (Lilah); brother, Shirl; sister, Joyce; many neices, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by mother, Myrtle; both father’s, William and Gunnard; brothers, Don, Obie, Brent, and Clinton; sisters, Luana, Beverly, Janice, Marilyn; and many friends. A very special thanks to Frankie who started out as his nurse, lovingly caring for him for six years and became a part of our family, and his wonderful brother Shirl, (who had to give his final blessing many times.)Funeral services will be Friday, May 21, 2010, at 12 Noon at the Little Cottonwood LDS Chapel, 6180 S. Glen Oaks. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evening at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street, and at the church from 11-11:45 a.m. on Friday prior to the service. Interment: Murray City Cemetery.