Ferris Labrum Shaw, 77, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away June 17, 1999, at the home of a son, Dr. Ronald Shaw, of a rare disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy which he bravely battled six years.
Born Feb. 10, 1922 to George F. and Lula Labrum Shaw at South Cottonwood, Utah (Murray area). Married Elaine T. Nielsen Nov. 29, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Active High Priest in the LDS Church. Former Bishop of two wards, South Cottonwood and first Bishop of the South Cottonwood 3rd Ward; Counselor in Stake Presidency of South Cottonwood Stake; High Councilor, and other ward and stake leadership positions. Fulfilled three missions for the Church; North Central States, Stake Mission President, and mission with his wife to Atlanta, Georgia Temple. Worked in Jordan River Temple as an ordinance worker for many years.
Graduated from Granite High School. Attended University of Utah, ROTC member, Veteran of World War II, serving overseas in European 3rd Army, becoming First Sergeant. Awarded Silver Star and Bronze Star Medals for gallantry and heroism in action against the enemy, also the French Croix de Guerre, and other citations. After his release from the army, served as Master Sgt. in Utah National Guard.
Entered employment at Patrick Dry Goods Co. (wholesale distrbutors) after Army release. He rose from stock clerk to become President of the company.
He loved his family foremost, was an outdoors sportsman and always took his family with him. A kind, gentle person, respected and loved by all who knew him. It was often said of him, "A man without guile."
Survivors: Wife, four sons and two daughters. Ferris Lynn and Lynda, Steven and Bonnie, Kenneth and Kathy, Dr. Ronald and Michelle, Marilyn and Donald Powell, and Luanna and Danny Hatch. 36 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Wayne Shaw.
Our thanks to the Hospice team for their love and support.
Funeral services Monday June 21, 12:00 noon, at South Cottonwood 3rd Ward, 980 Revere Circle (5600 S. 980 E.) Friends may call Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State St. and Monday one hour prior to services at the church. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.
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