ARLINGTON -- Monica Lynn Sheppard, 59, of Arlington, passed away from cancer on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at an Arlington hospital.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Moore Funeral Home, 4216 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington.
The daughter of Charlie Sheppard and Bonnie Orr, she was born in Burbank, Calif. She married Mark Averill and together they raised their three children in Simi Valley, Calif. She later moved to Arlington in 1992.
Monica's home was always open and welcoming for family and friends. She loved to entertain, travel with family and friends, and cook. Monica was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Thank you to all of her friends who supported her and prayed for her throughout her courageous fight. We will all love her and miss her.
Survivors: Her children, Vincent and wife, Kelly, Jonathan, and Amy and husband, Dave; four grandchildren, all of Arlington; her significant other, Raymond Smith, two sons, Craig and James, and granddaughter, all of Arlington; her brother, Mike Sheppard and wife, Cathie, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a host of other dear friends and family,and step-father Frank Walbert.