Norman Lee Shaw passed away on Aug. 31, 2015, at his home near Brewster, surrounded by family. He was born on March 26, 1947, to Norman and Nellie (Burgess) Shaw. He grew up in the Methow Valley at Gold Creek, attending school at Pateros. When he turned 18, he joined the Navy, serving as a signalman on destroyers off the Vietnam coast for four years.
In 1976, he married Nina Davis and together they raised two children, Jeremy and April.
Norman lived in Winthrop in the late 1970s, bartending at Sam’s Place. He also worked for several packing sheds in the Brewster area, hauled camp trailers across the United States and up to Alaska and for the past seven years he worked at the Chelan Wal-Mart in the Lube and Tube Express department.
He is preceded in death by his parents Norman H. Shaw and Nellie R. Shaw, and one brother, Thomas A. Shaw.
He is survived by his wife, Nina Shaw; his son Jeremy Shaw; daughter April Shaw Roa; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a brother, Robert W. Shaw of Brewster; and three sisters, Laura Irene Shaw of East Wenatchee, Susie Gardner of Winthrop, and Edith Herrera of Bridgeport.
A memorial service will be held at the American Legion Hall in Brewster at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 26).