Shepherds celebrate 65 year wedding anniversary

Ronald and Ramona Shepherd 2016
Ronald and Ramona Shepherd 2016

   Ronald and Ramona Shepherd of Baker celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in their home May 28, 2016.

By Sherry Vogel

Approximately 50 family and friends gathered to have cake and congratulate them. The couple’s children and grandchildren honored them with a funny skit and serenaded them in song. Instrumental music “Because” was played on the French horn and “Always” was played on the alto sax. These selections were from original music played at the couple’s wedding ceremony.

   Ramona Phebus and Ronald Shepherd were married May 27, 1951, in the American Lutheran Church in Baker. They have lived in Baker all their married lives. Ron served as mayor and later as county commissioner for 12 years. He is presently engaged in ranching with his youngest son Chad. Ramona taught country schools while Ron served in Korea. She owned and operated Mona’s Floral for 12 years.

   Shepherds have three children, Dan and Lana Buerkle of Plevna, Lance and Jackie Shepherd of Denver, CO and Chad and Christina Shepherd of Baker. They have ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.