Our beautiful Suzanne Shepperd McIntosh passed into the arms of our Savior on Feb. 6, 2019.

Our beautiful Suzanne Shepperd McIntosh passed into the arms of our Savior on Feb. 6, 2019. She had been surrounded lovingly by her family as she fought cancer courageously. Suzanne battled the way she did everything in her life, with class, with her humor intact, by putting her family first, and with her beautiful smile and sparkling eyes lighting up the room.

Suzanne was born to John Ben Shepperd and Mamie Strieber Shepperd as one of twin daughters, on Sept. 2, 1948, in Longview, Texas. Her family lived in Gladewater, Texas, when she and twin sister Marianne were born, later moving to Austin for several years, then to Odessa, Texas.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her father in 1990 and her mother in 2015, by her brother Johnny Shepperd, and her twin sister Marianne Shepperd Morse.

She is survived by her husband Gary McIntosh, of Austin, daughters Marianne Parker (Scott) of Parker, Colorado, Lara Frankovitch (Joe) of Parker, Colorado, Miquele Dunkley (Mark) of Austin, Texas, and sons Clint McCarver of Denver, Colorado, and Parker McIntosh (Kristal) and Brandon McIntosh, both of Austin, Texas. She and Gary have 11 grandchildren, Ryan Parker, Erin Parker, Trey Frankovitch, Jonah Frankovitch, Eli Frankovitch, Keaton McCarver, Caleb McIntosh, Jacob Dunkley, Garrett Dunkley, Parker Dunkley and Asher McIntosh.

She is survived by her brother Al Shepperd (Honey) of San Antonio, Texas. Also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, who live in many states around the country, but all are loyal to their Texas roots.

In lieu of flowers, the family hopes that you will consider making a contribution to a worthy cause special to Suzanne. She was involved in these charities through fundraising, giving her time, and getting others involved.

The Presbyterian Mo Ranch Assembly in Hunt, Texas; Manos de Cristo for the underprivileged in Austin, Texas; the Gladewater, Texas Library; the Mamie S Shepperd Scholarship Fund, at the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute of the University of Texas-Permian Basin, in Odessa, Texas or Cancercare.org/copayfoundation.

Yet, beyond financial donations, we encourage everyone to "be like Suzanne" and shower a child with love and attention, start a conversation with a stranger, make plans with someone who needs a friend. Suzanne entertained everyone, making sure that whomever she was with had a special day, or special time. She was a very caring, considerate, loving mother and grandmother, but also as a friend to all with whom she came in contact.

Services, through Cook Walden Funeral Home, will include a memorial celebration of Suzanne's life on Monday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, with a reception following. Burial will be at the family homestead in Gladewater, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon.