Gregoria “Goya” Shepherd, 81 of Brenham, passed away Jan. 10, 2020.

Goya was born March 16, 1938, in Brownsville, Texas, to Federico Gutierrez Sr. and Concepcion (Perez) Gutierrez.

On Oct. 29, 1965, she married William S. “Bill” Shepherd in Matamoros, Mexico.

She was a homemaker.

Goya was employed by Del Sol Food Company from December 1989 until retiring as its purchasing agent May 2017.

She is preceded in death by parents, husband and four brothers.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, William S. Jr. and Rebecca Shepherd, Edward Lee and Kristi Shepherd, and John F. and Carolyn J. Shepherd; granddaughter, Emali Fernandez; and brother, Lico Gutierrez.

The family would like to thank Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation for its care.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

There will be a private family burial.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, Texas, 77833, 979-836-3611.

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