Patricia M. Shaw
Patricia "Pat" Marie Shaw, 84, of Traverse City, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born on July 20, 1935 in Flint to the late Beryl and Genevieve (Methner) Phillips.
She married Karl E. Shaw on Dec. 31, 1954 in Angola, Indiana. Together they lovingly raised three wonderful children, Randy, Ricky and Tracie.
Pat's favorite past time was traveling, whether exploring someplace new or surprise visits to far away relatives. She and her husband, Karl, traveled all over the country together, often times with no forward planning. They'd just pack, load the truck and head south.
There wasn't a person Pat met she didn't make friends with. She simply loved people.
She worked for many years at, and retired from, JCPenney in Traverse City.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family - especially her grandchildren and her and Karl's immensely-loved, oh-so-spoiled dog, Punkin.
Surviving Pat are her husband of almost 65 devoted years, Karl; children, Randy (Bonnie) Shaw, Ricky (Denise) Shaw and Tracie (Todd) Sears; grandchildren, Lauren (Mike) Schoeman, Leslie (Brian) Farrer, Valerie (Mike) McClain, Robert Shaw, Trevor Sears and Taylor Sears; great-grandchildren, William and Elizabeth Schoeman, Norah Farrer and Blair and Rowen McClain; her beloved dog, Punkin; and many other loving family members and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Bussa.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., with a visitation held one hour prior, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter.
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The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on December 12, 2019


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