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Carmen Angela Sawyer Shepherd, 89, of Corpus Christi died April 11 at a Corpus Christi nursing home.

She was born Sept. 21, 1920 in Springfield, Ill., to Roy and Carmen Favela Sawyer.

Survivors include daughter Carmen Shepherd Horn and son-in-law William D. Horn of Corpus Christi; sister-in-law Mary Ellen Houlihan of Houston; grandchildren Heather Rasmussen, Sean Furrh and Michael Furrh; five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband William L. Shepherd in 2003.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. April 14, 2010, at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet with the Rev. David Sugeno officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in her name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Arrangements are under the direction of Edgar Funeral Home, 2105 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-5808.