HOWARD — Pamela Lee (Summers) Shaw, 59, passed away, peacefully, early Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, 2008, surrounded by her children, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Mount Vernon, Aug. 23, 1959, she was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Pat Summers and Helen Susan Tieche of Mount Vernon; paternal grandparents, Pete and Ada (Burch) Summers of Paden City, W.Va.; and maternal grandparents, Paul and Inez Elizabeth (Gray) Tieche of Holmes County.
A resident of Utica and a professional cabinet maker for over 20 years, she was employed as a supervisor at Benchmark Cabinetry, Fredericktown, where she developed close friendships with her co-workers. Pam attended church services at Christ the King Community Church of Fredericktown, where she found great peace, strength and comfort in the final months of her life.
Pam leaves behind three children, Kelly Noelle Shaw (Maurice) Dallas of Howard, Traci Michele Shaw of Columbus and Neil Adam Shaw of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; one grandchild, Morgan Dale Shaw; two sisters, Rebecca Susan Porter (Kelley) of Chandler, Ariz., and Kimberly Ann Frye (Terry, deceased), of Dillon, S.C.; one brother, Kenneth Edward Summers of Florida; two nieces, Emily Lynne (Bennett) Davis, Amber Nicole Frye; and three nephews, Sean Frederick and Michael Jason Porter and David Summers. She was preceded in death by her niece, Stacy Summers. She is also survived by her friend, ex-husband, Neil Robert Shaw, and his wife, Mary.
She will be greatly missed by her family, as well as by her many friends, who will always remember the words of love, support and encouragement she was always there to offer, no matter what circumstances she might be facing herself, and her funny and sweet personality. When she was not working or spending time with her friends and family, she enjoyed driving her Jeep, tending to her vegetable gardens and spending time with nature at her beautiful home and retreat, situated on the banks of the Wakatomika River in Utica.
The family will hold a casual private gathering in celebration of her life. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in honor of Pam.