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MERRILL M SHAW, 1915-2011

Dec 29th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior Citizen Editor, Sharon Shaw Elrod, lost her father on Tuesday, December 27. He was 96 and died a natural and peaceful death from left ventricular heart failure. He asked for her on the 22nd, so she flew to be with him and her sisters for his last days. She was privileged to participate in palliative care for him in his home in Arizona. Following is the obituary the four daughters wrote for him:
Our dad, Merrill Shaw, died on Tuesday this week (December 27). Dad wrote his own obituary, but it only told about his accomplishments, not who he was as a person. So here is our obituary for our dad. Dad was born on a farm, raised on a farm, and went to a country school in a horse drawn wagon. Dad didn’t talk about his childhood much; his dad died when Dad was 16. Dad was the oldest of four boys, and life was hard for Dad and his entire family.