In Memory

Laurie Carpenter (Shepperson)

Laurie Carpenter (Shepperson)

Laurie Carpenter Shepperson
January 2, 1951 - August 30, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share news of Laurie's passing...

FORT WORTH – Laurie Ellen Carpenter Shepperson passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 30, 2020. Laurie was 69.

SERVICE: Friends are invited to join the family at 10 a.m. Friday, September 4, for a service at the grave in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Born in Fort Worth on January 2, 1951, Laurie was the daughter of James Ralph “Bud” and Leta Maye Oudkirk Carpenter. The family lived in Fort Worth for most of their lives, but had a small stint in Hammond, Louisiana before moving back to Fort Worth. Laurie graduated from R. L. Paschal High School before attending Texas Christian University and then graduating from the University of Texas in Austin. Laurie moved to Arlington with Johnny, her son, where she was an 8th grade math teacher. She was a loving mother, and devoted grandmother to her 3 granddaughters, and amazing daughter to her mother, Leta.

Laurie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Carrie Diane Carpenter, who died in 1967. SURVIVORS: In addition to her son, Johnny and his wife, Sarah, Laurie is survived by her granddaughters, Ashton (17), Reese (14) and Tatum (10).

We encourage you send cards, perhaps with memories, to her son:
John Shepperson
3481 Fountainbleau Lane
Frisco, TX 75033 
or messages and flowers can be sent via:!/Obituary


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09/02/20 03:43 AM #1    

Cheryl Love (Ravenwolf)

I am so sorry to see this news. Laurie was a very sweet person in HS, and was a good friend. She will be missed. Sending peace to all her close family and friends. ❤️

09/02/20 09:26 AM #2    

Gary Solomon

I remember Laurie as kind, freindly and always had a smile for others. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

09/02/20 11:57 AM #3    

Paul Dally

Way too early for such a good person, RIP Laurie.

09/02/20 01:49 PM #4    

Vicki LeDoux (Hill)

So sorry to hear about Laurie.  Laurie and I got to know each other at church at Mathews Memorial Methodist going to Sunday School and church camp together.  She was a wonderful person, and she will be missed.  Vicki LeDoux Hill

09/02/20 03:23 PM #5    

Kathy Alexander

I remember Laurie as having an inner beauty that many of us lacked. Sweet, kind, and gentle. That was Laurie. 
Rest dear Laurie. Rest In Peace. 

09/02/20 08:09 PM #6    

Loma White (Fergueson)

I was so sad to see that Laurie had passed away. She was a dear friend of mine in High School. I also

live here in Arlington, Tx. where Laurie lived too. We would run into each other. She was such an inspiration.

I will miss her deeply. My prayers go with her family. 

May God Bless,

Loma (White) Fergueson

09/02/20 09:34 PM #7    

Chris Callaway

It's sad to learn of such a wonderful and talented person passing.  

09/03/20 04:45 PM #8    

Suzanne Avirett (Davis)

Grace and elegance are the first words that come to mind remembering Laurie... but then I also remember her "catch you off guard" sense of humor. Fun, sweet, caring and always gorgeous. Loved my time with Laurie through Methodist Youth Group. She was one of those loyal, lovely friends. Grateful and blessed we crossed paths. 

09/03/20 08:48 PM #9    

Toni Fackler (Knight)

I didn't know Laurie which is not unusual given the size of the class of '69.  However, I am thankful for the people that keep us aware of the passing of not only our classmates but of Panthers in general.  

My observation of Laurie's passing is how kind and sentimental our classmates are about her passing.  You are  reminiscing about Laurie while at the same time reliving the wonderful times of your life.  

RIP, Laurie.  You are remembered by so many.  

09/04/20 11:06 AM #10    

Fay Evans (Evans-Martin)

I'm so grateful to have known Laurie through our church youth group.  She was friendly, kind and so funny! My heart goes out to her close friends and family. heart

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