DANNETTE SHAW Dannette Shaw, age 53, passed away to a better world, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at home in Santa Fe, NM from complications arising from ALS. She was preceded in death by her parents Kathryn Buckner Shaw and James Shaw and nephew Jason Shaw. Danne is survived by her husband of 23 years,Dan Keyes; they were married in Kansas City, MO. She is also survived by her brother Brad Shaw, sister Lynnette Shaw, niece Chandra and four grand nephews. Dannette graduated from Billings West High in 1978 and was awarded two bachelor degrees from Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 1985. She had a long and varied career as a chemist which included environmental chemistry, water quality, animal pharmaceuticals, and for the last seven years, as a Forensic Scientist in the Drug Analysis Section for the NM-DPS Northern Forensic Laboratory (the last years as supervisor). Dannette was a loving wife, sister, daughter, co-worker, and friend. Danne was always caring about others even while she needed the care. She touched all who came in contact with her, leaving them better off for knowing her. Danne cherished and enjoyed the outdoors-running, gardening, hiking, backpacking, and fly-fishing. Some of Danne's favorite areas to hike were in Montana-Glacier NP, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, and the Crazy Mountains-and in New Mexico-Santa Fe Area (Dale Ball South, Santa Fe NF, Pecos Wilderness), Chaco Canyon NHP and White Sands NM. Danne went trout fishing in southern Missouri with the same group of friends for over 25 years. She is a member of Grace Community Church in Santa Fe, NM and is now at peace with our Lord in a far better place. She will be missed, until we join her in the next world with our Lord God. There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, December 3rd at 3PM at Grace Community Church, 2247 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe NM. A reception will follow at a later date, Dannette will be buried in Billings, MT. Memorial contributions may be made to the following: Grace Community Church in Santa Fe, The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, VA), or Presbyterian Medical Services Foundation in Santa Fe Designate: Santa Fe Hospice Program. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900