Theodore J. "Ted" Shaw
1933 - 2020
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January 1, 1933 ˜ April 18, 2020

Ted Shaw 87, passed away April 18, 2020. He was born January 1, 1933 in Camas, WA to Paul and Ruby Shaw. He grew up on the Little Washougal River. Ted worked at the Pendleton Woolen Mill in high school and graduated in 1952 from Washougal High.
He then went into the Coast Guard. Ted was stationed in Seattle at Pier 71.
After leaving the Coast Guard, he returned to Washougal and got a job at Crown Zellerbach, also taking business classes at Clark College. During this time, he bought the Mill Tavern in Camas and also went into business with his friend Fritz Haag doing construction.
Ted was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
In 1995, he married Joyce Austin, and this began their journey together living in Alaska. There he could hunt, fish and go clamming. He loved taking his boat out in the numerous lakes and rivers. He also enjoyed flying his airplane. Ted and Joyce built their log home on Coho Lake in Kasilof. He always enjoyed sharing the Alaskan experience with the many family and friends that came to visit them. He loved feeding peanut butter sandwiches to the moose, through the window that hung out around the house. Later, Ted and Joyce started spending winters in Washougal and summers in Alaska.
Ted loved to hang out with his many friends at Neders Cafe, the Bigfoot and the Moose Lodge. He would head up to the family ranch a play with his backhoe and cat. He always found something to keep himself busy. Anyone that knew Ted, knew he lived his life to the fullest. He will be missed by so many.
Ted is survived by his wife, Joyce; his daughters, Connie (Gary) Douglas, Susie Osborn, Patty (Mitch) Grindy and Stacey Shaw; his step-children, Tami Suttelle, Pam (Bob) Austin, Beth (Todd) Braxling and Scott (Deborah) Shoemaker; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also Fritz Haag and Rodger Lehman, his best friends, brothers, and partners in crime!
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Jim.
We will plan a Celebration of Life at a later date.
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Published in The Columbian on May 10, 2020.
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May 16, 2020
Sending love and strength to Ted's family and friends. He had an amazing heart and loved living life. He always had kind words and helping others. Was glad to have known him. Godspeed Ted
Chrissie Carr Ashworth
May 11, 2020
Thoughts of peace and love to the family. especially to Joyce.

Donna Gooch
May 10, 2020
Ted was a man that really enjoyed life and his many friends. He had a great sense of humor and was very adventurous. We enjoyed our couple trips to Alaska and seeing their wilderness home there and the lakes and fishing and clamming trips too. Ted will be missed by both his family and his many friends..
Merv & Delia Peterson
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