Zella Henslee Sheppard

Portrait of Zella Henslee Sheppard Headstone Photograph


George H.
Nov. 4, 1874
Jan. 18, 1949

State Comptroller of
Public Accounts
1930 - 1949

Zella H.
Oct. 7, 1879
Mar. 8, 1963

Blessed Are The Pure In Heart, For They Shall See God.

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Full Name: Zella Henslee Sheppard
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:E  Number:13
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of George Hartfield Sheppard 
Birth Date: October 7, 1879 
Died: March 8, 1963 
Burial Date: March 10, 1963 

SHEPPARD, ZELLA HENSLEE (1879 ~ 1963). Zella Henslee Sheppard was born October 7, 1879 on a ranch at Farmersville, Texas.

Her husband, George Hartfield Sheppard, served as the state comptroller of Texas from 1929 until his death in 1949.

After the death of her husband, she continued to reside in Austin, Texas, until three years before her death when she moved to Sweetwater, Texas, to live with a daughter. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Austin.

She was 83 years old when she died March 8, 1963, in Sweetwater, Texas.

Biography taken from Austin American-Statesman, March 9, 1963.

Further information available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.

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