|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1918|
Roger Mills County
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2012|
New Mexico, USA
Richard H. Shaw passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at his home in Springer, New Mexico at the age of 93.
He was born August 11, 1918 in Rankin, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma to Bernard Bliss and Lura Jane Shaw. When he was around six months old, he moved with his family to Harding County, New Mexico.
Richard married Lavona Pauline Schell on February 11, 1941 in Raton, New Mexico. They moved to Colfax County in the spring of 1945 where they farmed and ranched until they retired and moved to Springer in 1981.
Richard served on the Colfax County Farmers Home Administration and A.S.C.S. Boards for several years and on the Board of Directors for the Springer Electric Cooperative, Inc. from 1969 until he retired in 1989 and where he served as Chairman for several years. He was honored by the American Society of Range Management for outstanding stewardship of range land.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife, Pauline on July 30, 1995 after 54 years of a devoted partnership of marriage and infant daughter Peggy Lynette. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Newton Shaw, James Leon Shaw and Albert Lee Shaw, sisters, Mary Jeanette Powell and Lucille Bernie Ruppert. Great grandson James Richard Hammer also preceded him in death.
He is survived by his three sons, Don L. and Barbara of Springer, Richard L. and Barbara of Mills and Gary D. and Jackie of Mills. He is also survived by grandchildren, Elena and husband Ray Kelley of Twin Falls, ID., Desiree and husband Vincent Montoya of Springer and Twin Falls ID., Martin and Sandy Shaw of Apache Junction, AZ., Amanda and James Hammer of Tucumcari, NM, Justin and Angel Shaw of Ruidoso, NM, Jessica Shaw of Las Cruces, NM, Melissa Shaw of Los Lunas, NM and Colton Shaw of Mills, NM. He is also survived by six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard will be forever missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday August 9, 2012 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday August 10, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Springer with Rev. Ray Clark officiating followed by a lunch reception in the church hall. Interment will follow at the Mofax cemetery on the Shaw Ranch at 2:30 . Arrangements and celebration of love for Richard H. Shaw are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.
Bernard Bliss Shaw (1874 - 1952)
Lura Jane Richardson Shaw (1885 - 1922)
Lavona Pauline Schell Shaw (1924 - 1995)
Peggy Lynette Shaw (1942 - 1942)*
Robert Newton Shaw (1905 - 1935)*
Mary Jeanette Shaw Powell (1906 - 1999)*
James Leon Shaw (1910 - 1988)*
Bernie Lucille Shaw Ruppert (1913 - 1996)*
Albert Lee Shaw (1916 - 2006)*
Richard H. Shaw (1918 - 2012)
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Lura Shaw
Record added: Aug 12, 2012
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