John D. and Judith M. Williams Scholarship Fund
The John D. and Judy M. Williams Scholarship Fund was established with the intent of encouraging Shepherd students to pursue a future in education. Both John and Judy have spent their lives in Shepherd. Married on July 27th, 1963, they have two children, Patrick and Pamela, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. John is the fifth generation of the Williams family to live in Shepherd since 1865. He taught in the Shepherd School District for 14 years. He has held many community positions: charter member of the Shepherd Jaycees, Shepherd Lions Club and the St. Vincent de Paul K of C. He then branched out and returned to the family insurance and real estate business while Judy focused on teaching. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Judy taught 30, both in Shepherd and Winn. While beginning with English, Judy’s real joy was in elementary education and music for k-6 students. Both John and Judy are proud that their legacy is continuing through their granddaughter who is now a high school teacher in Shepherd. Through this scholarship fund, they hope to encourage Shepherd students to pursue education as a career in their future.