Longtime Escondido resident Diana Kathleen Armstrong Shaw, 86, died in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on April 6, at the home of her daughter, Kathleen.
Mrs. Shaw was born May 20, 1929 in Tabor Tanganyika Territory, British East Africa, to Hugh Howard Armstrong and Eleonore Roberts Armstrong. She lived in England until she was 6 years old, and then lived in British Columbia and Florida until she moved to La Jolla, California. She graduated from La Jolla High School and attended secretarial school at Pitman Business College in Vancouver, British Columbia.
On April 30, 1948 she married Arnold Demorest Shaw in La Jolla, California. To this union were born two daughters, Elizabeth and Kathleen.
Diana and Arnold Shaw made their home in Escondido for 52 years, where Diana worked as secretary at the Congregational Church and was registrar at Escondido High School until her retirement.
After she retired Arnold and Diana loved to travel and did so extensively until her beloved husband, Arnold passed away on October 15, 2004.
Mrs. Shaw has spent the last twelve years alternating between Grand Terrace, California and Idaho Falls, Idaho living with her daughters and sons-in- law.
Mrs. Shaw was a loving grandmother and was always proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also an avid reader, loved sewing, cooking, needlepointing, painting with water colors, growing her plants and of course, her cats.
Mrs. Shaw is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Ann (Dennis) Kennedy of Grand Terrace, and Kathleen Louise (Lynn) Goldman of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 4 grandchildren, Philip (Christy) Goldman, Kristal (Troy) Hart, Jeffrey (Jessica) Goldman, Andrea (Rocky) Roman and 15 great grandchildren, Porter, Cooper, Zane, Paige Goldman; Cierra, Cade, Cambree Hart; Noah, Lucy, Jane, Sage Goldman; Aspen, Everett, Hudson, Sterling Roman.
Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, send donations to your local animal shelter. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.