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Ronald Chandler Shepherd, 38 R. Chandler Shepherd died Dec. 29, 2013, when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by another car. A service was held Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance CA. Chandler was born on March 29, 1975, to Ronald Danny Shepherd and Ann Wade Shepherd. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School in Oregon in 1993. He married Heather Clark on May 20, 2000 in St. Helena, California. He came to the Torrance area in 2007 with his wife and two children after living in the LA area and the Park City area Utah. Chandler worked in Portland, Oregon for the carpentry union, was lead singer in The Portland based band, New Wave Motorcycle Man and ultimately found himself joining the Local 80 here in the Los Angeles Area, providing Craft Service on movies, commercials and TV. Chandler's most recent professional legacy was as Craft Service Coordinator for CBS's hit show The Talk. There he quickly became apart of The Talk Family ensuring that staff, crew and audience members were well fed and inspired to start their early and long day of filming with a positive and creative attitude. Chandler is a beautiful light of creativity, kindness and compassion. He is known fondly by many nick names some of which are ChanMan, Chandy, Jammer and Bing. He enjoyed creating music, playing guitar, and the great outdoors! Chandler spent his off hours and days soaking up his family's love and showering his family with love. He camped several times a year with his children and wife, kayaked in the Pacific Ocean and soaked up the California sun on his 1994 Harley. He enjoyed solo rides as well as rides with his good friends hugging the coast line and winding his way through the local mountains. He is survived by his wife, Heather Shepherd, his son Harrison and his daughter Sadie Rose. He is also survived by his sister Dabney and her family, his Father Ron and his wife, his mother Wade, his Grandmother Ann and his Uncle Dickie. In addition to all of his loving "country cousins". Chandler is a soul that touched many and is described by his community as " A Shinning Star of a Man".

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  1. Keeping you in our prayers, and in our hearts,
    from Lenette Marcello (aunt of Jennifer Byers Bullivant)
    and the 325 Sisters of Notre Dame in Chardon, Ohio

  2. Loving energy and prayers being sent into the universe daily for all of you. I know the celebration of life today must have been beautiful and I have thought much about you today. Continuing to send our prayers and strength in the days ahead.

  3. Heather, Harrison and Sadie Rose, you have honored and loved your father so well. Our family continues to send love and light to you all and your dad.

  4. It was a very beautiful service. My deepest condolences to Heather, Harrison, Sadie Rose, family, and friends. Chandler will never be forgotten for he has touched all our hearts forever.

  5. My heartfelt sympathies to Chandler’s wife, children and extended family. I know that as just a work buddy, he touched my heart deeply. I cannot imagine the loss that his family must feel. I am honored to have shared the planet with such a cool guy. Heather – you chose WELL. I see him in your babies’ faces – I do hope that brings you some comfort to know that he is still with you. God bless.

  6. God bless you Chandler. ..I will truly miss seeing you and hearing your voice everyday. You touched the lives of so many people and made a difference to each of us. God bless you Heather, Sadie Rose and Harrison. I know you are all hurting right now and I’m sending you all the light and love I can.
    The service for Chandler was beautiful. The amount of people who came is a testament of how loved Chandler is. I was so inspired by all the great words and especially by your strength Heather.. You were eloquent and beautiful. I felt the love you have for Chandler. I don’t think I could do what you did. I’m sorry you are going through this and I look forward to seeing you again and sharing more Chandler stories. Stay Strong!
    Lauree James

  7. I heard you speak so beautifully about the profound love you had with Chandler on several occassions, still to see it in pictures is incredibly moving. You and Chandler conceived the beautiful family you have which will be yours and your children’s forever. The special gift to have enjoyed each other in his brief lifetime will always continue through the inspired way you love your children. I feel deep gratitude for you and each moment. I am sending so much love to you three. Terry

  8. I was a student at Lake Oswego High School with Chandler and always saw him as such a sweet soul, a friend to everyone. He will be greatly missed by everyone who was touched by him in this life. God speed Chandler

    Katie Becker

  9. Father God, I pray you would hold the Shepherd family close to you drawing them ever closer day by day minute by minute giving them strength and grace as they need it. Lord you work all things for good, things that we have no understanding of. I pray you would show yer will for this family as time is appropriate. Please be their shield their portion their faith their love in this time of need. God You promise to be a father to the fatherless I pray that would be so evident now.

  10. 4 years ago we lost Chandler. He was a ray of happiness in a sea of fear and egos and desperation. Taken too soon, and his smile was often the brightest moment of everyone’s day at CBS. Thanks for being a bright moment in my day. You are still missed.

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