Floretta Sally Ward Shepard (1889-1980

Floretta Sally Ward Shepard (1889-1980) was a school teacher until she married.

She was very civic-minded and took leadership roles in Pelham.

She was on the Pelham School Board for 16 years and helped start the Pelham PTA.

Mrs. Shepard was a Girl Scout guide and when the Amherst Girl Scouts did not want to take in all those interested in joining, so she helped start a Girl Scout troop in Pelham.

After her husband’s death in 1945 Sally Shepard held a number of jobs, including working at the Belchertown State School and the Boston State Hospital.

She was “happy moving around and doing other things. I think it’s good for you…” (See Oral Histories, pp. 330 – 347).