Meta Shepherd
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Meta Shepherd
  • August 1, 1946 - March 10, 2017
  • Harwood, Maryland

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Meta Murray Shepherd (age 70) of Harwood passed away March 10, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Ellen Shepherd.



Meta studied at Mary Washington, and spent a year abroad in Lyon, France, where she became fluent in French. After graduating, she took her French degree and went to live in Samoa for a year. When returning home, she became a real estate appraiser. After spending 30 years in an industry that she loved, she retired, only to be sorely missed by her colleagues.



Meta raised her children in Shady Side, where she loved to sail, windsurf, crab, and garden. After having moved to Harwood, she took up wood working, building adirondack chairs for all her loved ones. She was also known for her oyster parties in the winter, and summer solstice bonfire parties.



Meta loved to travel the world, but most special to her were Paris and Zimbabwe. When visiting Zimbabwe in 98', she met a local man who she kept in touch with over the years, and later had a well built in his village. In exchange for her generosity, he named a child after her, calling her Meta Junior.



Meta is survived by her husband Val Sanders of Harwood, her daughter Kate Chaney of Annapolis, her sister Ellen Shepherd of Wyoming, and her grandchildren Colin and Colby Chaney of North Carolina. Meta is predeceased by her son Carter Chaney and her brother George Shepherd.



Meta’s memorial service will be held Thursday April 13, 2017 at 2 PM at Christ Church, 220 Owensville Rd, West River, MD 20778.



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