Vicki M. Shepard (Bates)

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ROCHESTER, NY – January 31, 2020 at the age of 72. Vicki is survived by her loving husband, Larry Shepard; daughter, LaRee Meade (Jared); son, Shane Shepard (Kristi); grandchildren, Tyler Arthmann-Shepard and Gabrielle Meade; mother, Audrey Bates; siblings, Vandi Fricke (Alan), Victor “Fred” Bates (Marlene), Valeri Silpoch (Will), Vaughn Bates (Edna), Marilee Taylor (Bob), Staci Bathurst (Eric).

Our family has chosen not to hold any services but will instead celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Shepherd Home ( in Penfield, NY are being requested. We are incredibly grateful for their love, care and compassion during Vicki’s final weeks. The staff and volunteers became like family to us and we can never fully repay them for the support and kindness they showed to us all.

Thank you as well to all of our family and friends that have supported us along the way when we needed it most.

15 Condolences

  1. William and Brenda Sills on February 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Vicki was a dear friend who will will miss. We are forever gratful for their eduring froendship fr over half a century. Larry , Vicki and family mean a great deal to us. Our heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the entire family. We are here for you and love each of you.

    • Kathy kemp on February 6, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      Sincere condolences from the Kemp family. May she Rest In Peace and without suffering.

  2. Debbie Beckens on February 6, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    LaRee – My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Robert Freer on February 6, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    To the family of my cousin. May the knowing that she’s no longer suffering bring you peace. Love you all.

  4. Siobhain Goss on February 6, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    LaRee and Family – sending my deepest condolences in the loss of your mom. May the road rise to meet her.

  5. Kathy Compton Marenus / Dan Hill on February 6, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Marilee, Sooooo sorry for your loss. We’re sending our thoughts, prayers and hugs to you and your family at this difficult time.

  6. Barbara Putnam on February 6, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Marilee So sorry for the loss of your sister.My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.I only wish that a cure can be found for this terrible disease.My love goes out to all

  7. Rick Kibler on February 6, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    So sorry for your loss LaRee. My mom passed 34 years ago, and I still miss her so. My condolences to you and your family.

  8. Betty Drennen on February 6, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    My dearest Larry, LaRee and Shane,
    I have no words to describe how shocked and sad I am to learn of Vikkis passing. I loved and missed her over the years and so enjoyed our Christmas card letters each year. My heart is broken. But know she was most likely met by Butch in Heaven and he will take good care of her. All my love.

  9. Renee on February 6, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    To all the Bates family-prayers , love and condolences from Dale and Renee Cliff

  10. Lloyd and Gail Christ on February 6, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Jean &Scott Hildreth on February 6, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Peace to you.
    Jean & Scott Hildreth (Wilting)

  12. Virginia (Ginny) Gebhard on February 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers.

  13. Roxanne Morey on February 8, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Dear LaRee and the whole family,
    Our hearts grieve with you. “Ma” Shepard was an amazing woman. Her loving heart has touched so many and her love and guidance will stay with us forever in our hearts and will continue as she is now a beautiful angel watching over us.
    Much love, Roxie, Tyler and Thomas

  14. Ken Castricone on February 10, 2020 at 4:58 am

    Larry, Shane and Laree and Tyler. We are sorry for your loss. May your memories be warm and plentiful. We will be thinking of you during this time.

    Ken & Lisa Castricone

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