A memorial service for Carl F. Shaw, 77, of 7004 State Hwy. 21 East will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Chireno. Deacon John Ragland will be officiating. A rosary will be said beginning at 9 a.m. before the service. Carl died early Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Centennial Medical Center in Frisco. He was born in Nacogdoches on May 22, 1937, to Verna D. Shaw and Mayme Camilie (Cordova) Shaw. Carl was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked as a reporter on several East Texas daily newspapers from 1960-65, and in 1964 he directed a successful political campaign for a Texas Congressman and later served as his administrative assistant in Washington, D.C. Carl went to work for the federal government in 1967 as a public information specialist in the Department of Agriculture. He later worked in the White House with the President's Office of Emergency Preparedness and from 1973 to 1976 he served as advance man for the Secretary of the then-Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). He later served as director of editorial operations in the office of the assistant secretary for public affairs in HEW. In 1981, Carl began working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He traveled extensively and accompanied the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs to most of the Indian reservations throughout the country. He had extensive public speaking experience representing the Secretary of Interior and the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs at public functions in Indian Country. Carl was very active in the Catholic Church throughout his life. He served as a lay minister at the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. and in various positions at Our Lady of Lourdes after he returned to his native Texas in 1996. Surviving are three brothers, Elbert Lee Shaw of Belton, Rapheal Aloysius Shaw of Nacogdoches, and George Bernard Shaw of Frisco; and one sister, Ruby Corinne Kinchen of Denham Springs, La. Two brothers preceded him in death, Gilbert Ray Shaw of Nacogdoches and John David Shaw of Denham Springs, La; and one sister, Marjorie Louise Blades of Baton Rouge, La. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Chireno, 1620 CR 353, P.O. Box 241, 75937-0241. Special thanks to caregivers Margaret Kanyua and Patricia Selman at HuntLeigh Care Homes in Frisco. Special thanks also to Hank Rickenbacker who treated Carl like a brother for many years.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Aug. 24, 2014