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Elizabeth Dianne Gary Shaw
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1944
Washington County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 2000
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Elizabeth Dianne Shaw was the oldest daughter of John Cornell "JC" Gary and James Edna Henry (aka Edna Mae Henry). She was born in Greenville, Mississippi on January 18, 1944. She was known by her family and friends as Dianne Elizabeth (and went by Dianne) for most of her life; it was only after her death that her family discovered her first name was Elizabeth and her middle name was Dianne after viewing her birth certificate.

Dianne had two sisters, both of whom survive her: Genette Carolyn "Carol" Gary (Harvey) and Barbara Jean Gary (Nance). Because their mother and father divorced when they were very young, she and her sisters were raised primarily by their mother and her second husband, Earnest Howard "Fergie" Ferguson.

Dianne married her first husband, Tim Argo, about 1963. The exact dates of their marriage and subsequent divorce are unknown at this time.

On June 18, 1967, Dianne married the love of her life, Stephen Creed "Steve" Farr, in El Monte, California. They were married for just over two years when he was killed in a motorcycle accident on August 18, 1969. She never got over losing him, though she did go on to marry again.

Dianne and her third husband, Bill Shaw, were married in Arizona in about 1973. The date of their divorce is unknown at this time.

Though Dianne was married a total of three times, she never had any children of her own. However, she loved her great nephew Andrew John Richard Glasscock like a son and even raised him the first year of his life (as his mother, her niece, was young and unmarried at the time of his birth). She continued to be a loving, doting second mother to him even after he went to live with his biological mother. Though she did not give birth to Andrew, he was her son in their hearts.

Dianne left this world very unexpectedly and much too soon on November 9, 2000. She died of liver cancer secondary to ovarian cancer; it was three weeks from the diagnosis to her peaceful passing at Mesa Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Arizona, surrounded by those who loved her most. She was buried at City of Mesa Cemetery, also in Mesa, where her step-father and paternal grandmother are buried.

Dianne was an intelligent, responsible, fun-loving and caring woman. She was the "fun aunt" that took her nieces and nephews on trips to Disneyland and always had a pre-packed basket in her trunk for impromptu picnics. She was the anchor of her family, and a very strong, independent woman. She was loved and respected, and will never be forgotten. 
Family links: 
  John Cornell Gary (1924 - 2012)
  James Edna Henry Ferguson (1923 - 2005)
  Timothy Jot Argo (1940 - 2014)
  Stephen Creed Farr (1940 - 1969)
City of Mesa Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Sherri Glasscock Lee
Record added: Jul 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113239563
Elizabeth Dianne <i>Gary</i> Shaw
Added by: Sherri Glasscock Lee
Elizabeth Dianne <i>Gary</i> Shaw
Added by: Sherri Glasscock Lee
Elizabeth Dianne <i>Gary</i> Shaw
Added by: Sherri Glasscock Lee
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