Irene Shaw passed away July 19, 2013. She was born to Emil and Mabel Vavra in Todd County. Irene moved to Seattle in 1942 and worked at Boeing during World War II. After World War II, Irene worked as a book binder for Seattle Public Library. She was an active member of The Daughters of the Nile. In 1951, she married Robert F.G. Shaw Jr. and was a resident of Burien, Wash., for 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; brother, Elmer Vavra Sr. and sister, Viola Butler.
She is survived by her son, Robert F.G. Shaw III (Sandy); daughter, Carol Kerns (John); two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Also sisters, Marjorie Sams and Evelyn Arneson.