Nancy Jean Shaw

July  26th, 1941 May  16th, 2024
Vail, Arizona
Nancy Jean Shaw

Nancy would boldly share with you the hope that she has in relationship with Jesus Christ. She would invite you to enter into relationship with Jesus yourself. There was nothing more central to her being. She had a heart as big as her love of life.


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May 28, 2024
Nancy is my sister. My mother, Jeanne, relied on her to raise 4 younger siblings which included a set of twins as the youngest. Life at home was very demading for her and my parents had a miserable marriage on top of that. At 19 she married Dave Gayman and was on her own so to speak and “out of the house.” I was 9 years old and I cried and cried because Dave took my big sister away form me! My love for her will never change diispite all the family stuff that gets in the way. She gave me three boys to love and cherish as well.
Johnnie Palmer Wood Jr
May 25, 2024
My mother was with me through the good and bad times , she is a shining light of faith and wisdom of Jesus Christ and the eternal spirit and glory of everlasting life through belief in gods word and Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross for the forgiveness of sin and redemption of our souls . She lived as a testament of to heaven and earth of the love of god and the principals of his commandments , she freely gave of herself to others and ministered to those in need , she is a skilled artist and creator often spending hours painting and sculpting beautiful pieces of art reflecting her faith and beliefs in Christ . She has a beautiful voice and can sing like the angels of heaven often sharing her gift with the congregation and others , she stands as testimony and witness of the fruits of the spirit and unconditional love to heaven and earth , she has inherited the kingdom of god and all the rewards of heaven , I love you mom ❤️
David A Gayman
May 24, 2024
Nancy was a wonderful woman who loved my dad and others well. The thing I will most remember and admire about Nancy is her love of the Lord. She was able to share her faith in a way I greatly admire and hope to emmulate. The Lord used her greatly in her life and I have great joy knowing she is with him forever.
Andrew Shaw
May 23, 2024
Great pictures from the time before I met Nancy. She lived life fully. Her love and strength were dynamic. I will grieve her like a ton of bricks. Yet she left this life in the glow of her present glory. She would invite us into this sustaining promise of personal relationship with the source of this hope and glory. The glory comes from a faith seldom found in this world but readily shared. She will be missed. Memories abound with a smile and joy. A gift to me from God.
Gordon Kirk Shaw
May 19, 2024
I was blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law. Nancy was the most kind and loving person who welcomed me into the family as a daughter. In fact, she loved telling everyone we met that we shared the same name and birth month, it was priceless. Nancy was a beautiful soul both inside and out and I will miss her terribly. What gives me comfort is knowing she is at peace and with the Lord and singing her heart out. I feel her with me and know that one day we will all be together again. Love you Nancy.
Nancy J Gayman
May 18, 2024
From the very first time I met my grandma Nancy I felt encompassed by her love. She treated me like I was her own. I remember we would visit my Aunt and uncle and I would go stay with Nancy and Dave in Kingston, the whole time I was there grandma had so many activities planned for us to do together. She was a lover of crafts, and enjoyed sharing that passion with anyone she was around. All throughout my childhood and adolescence I always appreciated the knowledge and faith grandma Nancy had centered in God. My grandma was there for me through good days and bad days, she always had her arms open for a hug and a shoulder for me to cry on. She never judged and always loved. She taught me patience, faith, and she is the true definition of someone with unconditional love. I’m so grateful my sister Vanessa and I were able to visit grandma in 2021 up in Washington with the rest of our family and friends to celebrate her birthday, that’s a memory I cherish with all my heart and will never forget. Grandma, words cannot describe how much I love you and how big of an impact you made not only in my life but the lives of many others. I’m thankful you’re at peace now and with grandpa Dave and Honey and Maggie. 💙✝️
Anika Gates
May 17, 2024
My grandma sacrificed constantly for her family. She took care of me for half of my life and made sure I was well taken care of and loved. She taught me the importance of kindness and love. She was a very artistic, creative person. She was constantly inspired to create new things or if there was an issue she would create something and fix it. We always went around to garage sales and she found joy and an opportunity in something that most people would consider “trash.” I love my grandma more than anything, she is an amazing grandmother, an amazing mother, teacher, inspiration, and a genuinely beautiful pure soul. She has and always had good intentions and always believed in that. I love you very much grandma, I know you are dancing in heaven with a beautiful smile on your face. Rest easy in heaven. 🩷✝️
Vanessa Gates
May 17, 2024
Aunt Nancy was a light in the world. She was loving and kind. Her depth of understanding and wisdom made her a safe place for many. I smile when I think of her rejoicing with her savior today, fully restored. I will miss her and her warm smile. Prayers for JD, David, Don, Gordon & extended family. 🤍
Jennifer McKinley
May 17, 2024
We loved Aunt Nancy dearly. She was kind, loving, humble and spunky. Marrying into the family, and being so far from my Kentucky home and family, she was first to make me feel “at home” and part of the Wood/Gayman family when we moved here to WA. JD, David and Don were also quick to take me (and our ever growing family)and even my
Mom, in as well.
We spent many a time with Aunt Nancy. From Bremerton/Olalla/Auburn WA visits to Bend/Sisters, OR and on to Tucson AZ. Her faith was strong and mighty and she’s walking amongst the angels in Heaven-no doubt. Rest high on that mountain. We will miss you down here.
Heather Allen Wood
May 16, 2024
My mother was a wonderful woman who drove me crazy as a young man. At the time I did not understand as I got older I realized she was trying to save me from the evils of this world. I love you and will see you again. Thank you for being my mother
Jeffery David Gayman
April 6, 2024
I thank God for Nancy's 10 years of love, company and support. See you in Heaven with Jesus.
Gordon Kirk Shaw


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