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Buddy Shaw

May 16, 1947 — February 21, 2020

Buddy Shaw

Buddy D. Shaw age 72 , passed away on Friday February 21, 2020, while residing at Crane’s Roost in Aztec, NM. He was born May 16, 1947 in Sweetwater, TX to Florence and Bud Shaw. He was the oldest of three children. Buddy was raised in Snyder, TX where he met and married the love of his life, Sheila Dupree, on January 31, 1968. They both were attending Texas Tech University. He graduated from Tech in 1970 with a BS in Industrial Management. He also served in the Army National Guard from 1970-1976.

Buddy worked for Amoco/BP for 32 years and additional years as a consultant. His job took them many places starting in Texas where Russell was born in 1970 and Ryan in 1973. Then to Argentina and Oklahoma, where Deanna was born in 1976. Next to Denver, Chicago, Houston and finally settling in Farmington, NM in 1983. In 1986 they hosted an exchange student, Mitsuo Sakuma, who is still considered a son in the family.

During the moves with work, Buddy served diligently as a bright light in churches as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder, youth camp director, small group leader, and even served on a mission team that went to the Philippines. He also served on many committees, councils, foundations, boards and coached several youth sports teams. Buddy enjoyed traveling and camping, but his favorite thing was spending time with Sheila, his kids, grandkids and great-grand kids.

Buddy is proceeded in death by his parents, Bud and Florence Shaw and his oldest son, Russell. He is survived by his wife Sheila, son Ryan (Shannon), daughter Deanna Nichols (Brian), son Mitsuo Sakuma (Maki) sister Debbie Haggard (Ted) and brother Rocky (Kim). He had 11 grandchildren, Isaiah, Roman, Shantel Harwell, Lacey Morgan, Tyler, Mercedeez, Savannah, Chipper, Cheyenne, Ian Nichols and Mile Sakuma, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

The memorial celebration will be March 7, 2020 at Pinon Hills Community Church at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the Lewy Body Dementia Association ( or to your favorite charity.

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