March 17, 1911-Jan. 30, 2004

PENDLETON - The funeral for longtime Pendleton Community Hospital office manager, Katherine A. Shaw will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton with interment at the Hermiston Cemetery where she will be buried with her husband.

Mrs. Shaw, 92, of Pendleton, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Willowbrook Terrace.

She was born March 17, 1911, at Weston, to Arthur and Ida Nolte Wright. She attended schools at Helix where she graduated from high school. After high school she attended and graduated from Northwestern Business School at Portland.

In 1935, she married Jack Alton Shaw at Portland. In 1938, they settled at Hermiston where they raised their family. After her husband died, she was employed as office manager at Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston, from its beginning, and stayed with the hospital until 1962. She then became office manager at Pendleton Community Hospital, retiring in 1975.

She took classes in art and painting at Blue Mountain Community College and developed a personal interest in many beautiful paintings over the years. She also loved photography and took many photographs of her family and natural wildlife pictures of flowers and animals.

She was a member of the Emblem Club, the Altrusa Club, a member of the Pendleton Community Hospital Auxiliary and a pinochle club in the community.

Survivors include her son, Michael, of the Portland area; her daughter, Sandra Mills; grandchildren, Michael Shaw Jr., Patrick Shaw, Timothy Shaw, Katherine Shaw, Christine Shaw-Hoffert, Deborah Thorne and Jeffrey Mills; and nine great-grandchildren.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.


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