Dolly Shaw

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Shaw, Dolly Marie

Dolly Marie Shaw entered into this world on June 14, 1933 as the daughter of Raulf S. Pearson and Dolly L. (Falice) Pearson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She past away suddenly on Monday August 28, 2017.

Dolly developed into a wonderful young lady at various Wisconsin locations but returned to Milwaukee during her High School years. Her family decided in 1952 to change locations to the south west part of the country for health reasons and settled in Tucson, Arizona where they built a, then, modern motel on Tucson's Miracle Mile. Dolly assisted her parents in the operation of this establishment until she acquired a position as the airplane operations manager at Marana Air Force Base, a newly opened facility dedicated to the training of new Air Force pilots. It was there that she met a young aspiring pilot in training, Bob Shaw who was eventually to become her life partner. They were married on September 5, 1952 and began the Air Force portion of their life together. While stationed on Guam, their first born, a son, who they named Michael Robert was born. Upon return to the States, they were stationed at Amarillo AFB and experienced the birth of their first daughter, Sharon Marie. After completing his service, the family located back in Tucson, where the little family increased with two more daughters, Susan Lynn(Conklin) and Nancy Louise (Baucom). Dolly was actively involved in Church activities and became the Physical Education instructor at St,. Joseph's school. In addition, she was very active in many of the programs in the Rolling Hills Assoc., where we lived, especially the swimming program. She also found time to work with a friend who owned a unique gift shop. In 1983, the family relocated to Albuquerque where Dolly began a pet sitting business that started small but grew to encompass many new clients each of who became Dolly's friends. In 2002, she moved to Towne Park and became one of the original members of the lady's aquatic group. In the meantime the family grew to expand from the original four children to three sons-in-law Robert C. Conklin, David Baucom and Stanley Eastin, a daughter-in-law, Lynn Shaw and eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, J. Robert Shaw; her four children, Michael, Sharon, Susan and Nancy and the following grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Dylan Shaw his wife Susan; Andrew Shaw and his wife Samantha; Casey Stone , his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Robby, Rylee and Ally; Kelly Gunn, her husband, Jimmy and their children, Jared, Tyler, Hanna and Ryan; Jeffrey (deceased); Katie Medina her husband Adrian and their children Lucy, Jaxson, and Dalton; Robert Conklin his wife Maria And their children, Tomas, Alfredo and Little Bobbie;; Eric Conklin his wife Debby and their daughter Elizabeth; Laura Conklin; Kyle Baucom his wife Ashley and their daughter Jade, and Kaylee Baucom.

Dolly had a very deep and personal influence on everyone who was fortunate enough to come into her life and who she shared a mutual love. She and her influence will be greatly missed.

Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place.

Services will be held at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church located at 2532 Vermont NE. on September 21st consisting of a Rosary at 8AM followed immediately by a mass of Christian Burial. Burial will take place at the National Cemetery at a later date.

After services, a reception will take place at the home of Robert and Susan Conklin.

In lieu flowers donations can be made to the Animal Humane Association.

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Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque - Albuquerque
225 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 31, 2017