Patricia Claire Johnson Shaw, 80, of Abilene, passed away Tuesday May 9, 2023. A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday, May 12th, at Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Ave. Tuscola, Texas 79562.
Pat was born on June 6, 1942, in Blaire, Texas to Fred and Clara Johnson. Pat grew up in Mulberry Canyon. She attended school in Merkel, Texas where she met Jackie. They married a few years later and had 3 children. She was very proud of growing up in a small town and working on her family’s cotton farm. After school, she went to beauty school and ran a beauty shop in her home. She retired from Hendrick Medical Center, Middleton Unit after many years to enjoy spending time with family. She was at her happiest playing Farkle with her family and drinking Dr. Pepper.
Pat was preceded in death by her son Shane Shaw, her parents Fred and Clara Johnson, brother O.L. Adams, sister Camille Johnson, and the father of her children Jackie Shaw.
She is survived by her son James Shaw, and wife Christy; daughter Sheri (Shaw) Thompson and husband Greg; her grandchildren Melissa Shaw, Zachary Shaw, Austin Jones, and wife Chevy, Kelcey Williams, and her husband Jeff, Tatym Shaw, Jackson Thompson, and Hannah Shaw; and great-grandchildren Paisley Shaw, Kenlie Shaw, Copelyn Williams, Grider Fox, Creed Williams, and 2 baby girls on the way.
The family would like to extend an abundance of gratitude to those who provided care and support at Hendrick Health System and Hendrick Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, 1651 Pine Street, Abilene, Texas 79601.
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