Shepardson, Juni

August 31, 2013

Retired Pastor Juni Shepardson suffered a massive heart attack and died Saturday morning, August 31st at PenBay Hospital. Juni was a musician who came later in life to parish ministry. She served the So. Thomaston church from 2000-2008 when she retired. After retirement she responded to the call to serve as part of a ministry team at Randolph/East Pittston and then at Aldersgate in Rockland. We will miss this gifted and talented pastor and friend.
Please hold in prayer Juni's husband Jed who lives with Alzheimer's and her family, Kris, Tina, and Eric. 

Juni was born in Texas April 12, 1944, the daughter of Rev. Wilson and Viola Wieting.

She is survived by many loving family members: her husband of 25 years, Jed; daughters (Tanya) Kristin Collins of Camden and Tina Taylor and her wife Kristen Ripley of Maynard, Mass.; stepson Eric Shepardson and his wife Magda of Jackson, Mich.; grandchildren Josh Dean, Zachary Collins, and AJ Collins of Camden, Lindsey Shepardson of Owensboro, Ky. and Natalie Shepardson of Jackson, Mich.; brother David Wieting and his wife Nancy of Fredricksburg, Texas; sisters Vivian Wieting White and her husband Don of Conroe, Texas and Ruth Wieting and her husband Håkan Joelson of Umea, Sweden; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Juni found great joy in so many endeavors. She celebrated her love for music by directing choirs and the Windjammer Barbershop Chorus, playing percussion with the Mid Coast Community Band, and singing from her heart. Juni had lunch dates almost every day of the week, and kept in regular touch with countless relatives and friends near and far. She loved to be creative with sewing, quilting, and crochet. Juni loved Mexican food, and good old ice tea with extra ice. On Sundays during football season, she could be found at home cheering loudly for the New England Patriots and Texas A&M. She could also be found watching March Madness and the Red Sox. She treasured time spent with her adoring grandchildren. Every year, Juni looked forward to a day trip with her daughters, Kristin and Tina, to the Jordan Pond House at Acadia National Park for tea and popovers.

Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Peoples United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel St., South Thomaston. A celebration of life funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland, 345 Broadway (Route 1A), Rockland.

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