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William W. Shaw Jr.


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William W. Shaw Jr. Obituary
William W. Shaw Jr.

Wadsworth - William W. Shaw Jr. (Peachy, Hidge) was born in Wadsworth, Nevada on March 8, 1932 to Edith & William Shaw Sr. He grew up in Wadsworth along with 8 siblings. He graduated from Fernley High School & was the first Native American to receive a scholarship from UNR for his academic achievements & artistic talents.

On August 4, 1951 he married Jessie Palovik. They have five living children: Sharon (Bill), Richard, Michael (Karen), Denise, and Gary (Mindy).

He served in the Army, in the Korean war. He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad & various construction companies. He retired from Helms Construction as a foreman.

William was the main facilitator in restoring the Wadsworth Saint Michaels Church where he continued to maintain the building & grounds.

He & his wife Jessie have 7 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren. He had a close relationship with all his family & friends.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Sept. 13, 2018
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