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    Julia Shepardson

    Julia York Shepardson, 65, died peacefully at 3:10 p.m. in Sangre de Cristo in Pueblo, Colorado on March 11, 2020 surrounded by her family and friends.

    Julia was born Nov. 18, 1954 in Moab, Utah to Garth and June Tangren. She grew up in Moab, graduating from Grand County High School. After high school she left Moab for 12 years to start a family. She then returned to Moab where she was able to join the Grand County School District.

    She enjoyed driving a bus for special needs and preschool children. Throughout her 25 years of driving she loved each one of her kids.

    She enjoyed the get-together with her coworkers, working in her yard, arts and crafts, and especially family campouts.

    She is survived by her daughters, Desiree (Amy) of Colorado and Ava Dawn (Kelly) of Colorado; a son, Veron (Keri) of Colorado; a brother, Shane of Moab; sister, Shauna (Kenny) of Moab; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and many other family members.

    Her parents, Garth and June Tangren; her husband, Vern Shepardson; and a sister, Shannon Shepardson, preceded her in death.

    All of her family and friends will miss Julia.

    A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Spanish Valley Mortuary followed by a graveside funeral service at 1 p.m. at Grand Valley Cemetery on Sand Flats Road.

    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.

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