- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Mary C. Shaw, 96, homemaker

Mary C. Shaw of the District, a homemaker, died Feb. 7 at the Washington Home & Hospice after a long illness. She was 96.

Mrs. Shaw was born and raised in Guatemala City.

She came to the United States when she married Oliver Shaw of Watertown, Mass., in 1933. They lived in New York and northern New Jersey, where Mr. Shaw was vice president of international operations for Chilcott Laboratories, South America.

Mrs. Shaw was a volunteer at the Waldorf schools both in New York City and Bethesda. Among her contributions were making costumes and sets for school theater productions. She also loved opera.

Survivors include a daughter, Joanna Shaw-Eagle Hendrickson of the District; and two granddaughters, Georgeanna S. English of Chevy Chase and Lucinda M. Eagle of New York. Mr. Shaw died in 1977.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Washington Home & Hospice, 3720 Upton St. NW.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Washington Home & Hospice.

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