Willie Vivian Shepard, 97, of Montclair, died on Feb. 17, 2019.

She retired from New York University as a secretary after many years of service.

Ms. Shepard is survived by her nieces and nephew Gayl Shepard, Diane Shepard Hayes, Edward Lee Shepard Jr., and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Martin's Home for Service, 48 Elm St., Montclair. A service will follow at 11 a.m.