1950 ~ 2017
On October 30, 2017, a hard-working, kind, generous, brave, and funny man passed away from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
John Raymond Shaw was born June 12, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Raymond Harrison and Ruth McConnel Shaw. John graduated from Utah State University in 1972 with a B.A. in English.
John married Janice Durr in 1979 (later divorced) and together they had three children: Ian Nathaniel, Austin (Anne), and Dereck Shaw. John married Lani Lee on November 5, 2005. They enjoyed their years together in Salt Lake City before retiring to Mesquite, Nevada.
John loved history, politics, and playing golf with his son Austin, cousin Cory, and many close friends. He will be remembered for his excellent cooking, especially his homemade pies. John and Lani traveled to Europe, Victoria B.C., and several southern states. Family vacations to Hawaii, Costa Rica, Washington D.C., and Baltimore were very memorable. They recently enjoyed a Caribbean cruise with close friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife, children, sisters Ann (Jerry) Fullmer and Mary Beth (Gregg) Sheppard, and numerous nieces and nephews.
John recently said, "I'd like people to remember me however they want." A celebration of life will be held in June 2018 in Salt Lake City.
Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2017.