Zelda H. Shaw | NevadaAppeal.com

Zelda H. Shaw

A memorial service for Zelda H. Shaw, 83, a Damariscotta, Maine, resident, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave., in Gardnerville.

Mrs. Shaw died April 6, 2007, in Damariscotta. She was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Gardnerville, to Dorothy and Otto Heitman.

A third generation Carson Valley resident, a descendant of the Nevada pioneer Neddenriep family, she attended schools in Douglas County and at the University of Nevada, Reno. She was a band majorette and a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. As a young girl she was involved in 4-H and in 1941, she led the Nevada State Rodeo parade.

She worked at Carson Valley Mercantile before running Shaw’s Feed Store in Gardnerville with her husband. She had also worked at Town & Country and the Tumblewind in Minden. She later opened Zel’s Place in Carson City. She was a homemaker.

She was the past president of the Nevada Republican Woman’s Club and a member of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee. She was a member, Sunday school teacher and organist for Trinity Lutheran Church, and served on the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the Reno Philharmonic Auxiliary and the Minden Fortnightly Club. She participated in Daffodil Days to benefit the American Cancer Society for eight years, and was active in the Waldoboro Women’s Club, the Waldoboro Historical Society, the Lincoln County Republicans and was a volunteer at Cove’s Edge on the Miles Memorial Campus in Damariscotta, Maine.

She enjoyed playing bridge and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jac. R. Shaw, and by granddaughter Alison Lynn Shaw of Reno.

Among her survivors are daughters Linda Reid of Gardnerville and Sally Lobkowicz of Waldoboro; son William J. Shaw of Minden; brothers Dennis Heitman of Meridian, Idaho, and Robert Heitman of Colbert, Wash.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A private burial will take place at Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville.

Memorial donations may be made to Heritage Park, Shaw Memorial, Town of Gardnerville, 1407 Highway 395, Gardnerville, 89410, or Lutheran Hour Ministries, Shaw Memorial, 660 Mason Ridge Drive, St. Louis, Mo., 63141.

Hall Funeral Home of Waldoboro is in charge of arrangements.