J. Chrystine Shepherd

Joan Chrystine Zuleger Shepherd, 94, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Colonial Place in Elkins.

Chrys was born Thursday, Jan. 22, 1920 in Yonkers, N.Y., a daughter of John Zuleger and Beatrice Asbury Zuleger.

On Jan. 1, 1944, in Morristown, N.J., she married Robert “Bob” Shepherd. They were devoted partners for more than 70 years.

Also left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Mary Alice Milnes and husband, Gerry, of Elkins; five grandchildren, Amelia Shepherd and husband, Sergey Vershinin, Bridget Smith and husband, Steve, Sean Evoy and wife, Paula, all of Ottawa, Canada, Lydia Milnes and husband, Ryan Withers, of Huntington and Jesse Milnes and wife, Emily Miller, of Valley Bend; seven great-grandchildren, Maren, Carter, Aaron, Claire, Dmitry, Neko and Beatrice; and two nephews, Ralph and Donald Olwig.

Preceding Chrys in death besides her parents were one son, John Shepherd; and one sister, Alice Olwig.

Prior to moving to Elkins seven years ago, Chrys and Bob lived in Moorestown, N.J. for 60 years. Chrys was active in the community, with Trinity Episcopal Church, the Child Guidance Center, community theater, Girl Scouts, school board, garden club and as a hospice volunteer. Chrys and Bob loved to entertain, play bridge and travel the world.

Chrys’s request for cremation was honored, and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Joan Chrystine Zuleger Shepherd. Send online condolences to the family at