James Carl Sheeran, 72, of Denton died on Sunday, March 8, 2009.
Mr. Sheeran was born on Feb. 13, 1937 to Ralph and Pauline Sheeran in York, Neb. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, he began a 36-year career in military and civic service. During his time in the United States Navy, he met Anne Marie Crowe, and they were married on July 24, 1965. They lived briefly in Denver before relocating to Washington, D.C., where they lived for over 30 years and raised a family of three sons before retiring to Robson Ranch in Denton, Texas, in 2002.
His family and friends will remember and miss his smile and laugh, the way he knew something about everything, his honesty and his work ethic. He valued his family above all else and instilled in them a curiosity for life. His family fondly recalls myriad visits to the Smithsonian, summer trips to the beach, Beethoven playing in the living room, bedtime readings of great novels, and his love of popcorn.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Anne Marie; his three sons, Edward, Michael and Andrew; and his brother David Sheeran of Bedford and his sister Jean Schuster of Phillips, Neb.
A funeral mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church in Denton on Monday, March 16. The burial will occur later in the spring in his hometown of York, Neb.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter, 4144 North Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204, or Robson Ranch Support Our Troops at: Support Our Troops, Inc., 11413 Ridgedale Court, Denton, TX 76207
DeBerry Funeral Directors of Denton, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.