James W. Shaw



James W. Shaw, 78, of Medford, Ore., passed away at home Saturday, July 25,2009.

Jim was born in Grants Pass, Ore., on May 8, 1931. In 1954 Jim married Frances Marie (Stone) Shaw, who survives. Jim's professional career included 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, five years as an administrator at the VA Domiciliary in White City, Ore. and a college education in which he graduated from Southern Oregon State College with a degree in Foreign Language. Jim taught English to seasonal workers and taught Spanish to health care providers at Providence Hospital before his final retirement in 1988.

Jim enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially if that time included golf, camping or fishing.

In addition to Fran, Jim is survived by his son, James W. (Sabrina) Shaw, Jr., of Medford, Ore.; daughter, Karen (Kevin) Olsen, of Jacksonville, Ore.; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles Shaw and Guy Shaw, both of Central Point, Ore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to Providence Medford Medical Center Hospice, 940 Royal Avenue, Suite 410, Medford, OR 97504.