Betty Joyce Shepherd (1935 - 2008)

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Burial / Funeral

Biloxi National Cemetery
Section 38 Row 1 Site 4,
P.o. Box 4968 - Pass Road, Biloxi, Ms

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Last Known Residence

Lynn Haven, Bay County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: T/SGT
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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Joyce

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1935 - In the year that Betty Joyce Shepherd was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1962 - When she was 27 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1965 - When she was 30 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

1972 - Betty was 37 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1975 - By the time she was 40 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Betty Joyce Shepherd passed away on December 4, 2008 at 73 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. She was buried in Biloxi National Cemetery Section 38 Row 1 Site 4, Biloxi, Ms. She was born on November 16, 1935. There is no information about Betty's family or relationships. We know that Betty Joyce Shepherd had been residing in Lynn Haven, Bay County, Florida.

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