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February 7, 2013

Woman who helped start local bank, Peach Festival passes


Shipley also followed in her first husband’s footsteps, serving on the Weatherford College board of trustees from 1983 to 1987.

A memorial fund, the William Brogdon Scholarship Fund, was established in her husband’s name.

Following the passing of her first husband, Shipley found love again, marrying Fred Shipley in 1995.

Friends and family were a big part of Shipley’s life, and many relatives remembered the warmth they received from her.

“You taught me the meaning and importance of service to others,” daughter-in-law Anne Brogdon Ferguson wrote in a letter she submitted for a religious journey that Brogdon participated in. “I have watched you for 30 years serve your church, community and anything else dear to your heart.

“The letter sums up best what this wonderful woman was all about.”

A celebration of life service will be held for Shipley at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Weatherford.

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