E. Rae Shaw | TheUnion.com

E. Rae Shaw

Visitation for family and friends of E. Rae Shaw of Auburn will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Private family memorial services will take place at a later date.

Mr. Shaw died Saturday, March 12, in Auburn. He was 79.

He was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Oberlin, Kan., to Glynn and Ruth (McLaughlin) Shaw. He graduated form Decatur Community High School in Oberlin, Kan. in 1944. He attended Kansas University until he was drafted into the military where he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from March 27, 1944 to July 31, 1946, during World War II. He graduated from Barnes Business School in Denver, Colo., in 1946. He worked as an auditor for Sears Roebuck & Company at their Regional Office in Alhambra for 39 years before retiring. He was a previous resident of Grass Valley. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 220 in Downey, and the Downey Junior Chamber of Commerce. He also worked on the Lake Wildwood Audit Committee and was an officer for the Institute of Internal Auditors. He enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his sister, Laurene VanOtterloo of Oberlin, Kan.; brother, Willard Shaw of Lake Wildwood; children, Glynn Shaw, Rick Shaw, Mark Shaw, Julie Norman, Cindy Morones, and Patricia Cooper all of California; companion, Adele Yanko of Auburn; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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