Donald Leroy Shaw

A potluck gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Donald Leroy Shaw will begin at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Oroville on Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Donald was born on Dec. 22, 1946, in Tonasket to Bill and Bonnie Shaw. Don was the fourth of five sons. Donald was 65 when he passed away in a 4-wheeler accident on July 11, 2012.

He attended Molson School and graduated from Oroville High School in 1965. After high school graduation, Don traveled to Alaska and entered the fishing and crabbing industry. He worked his way from deckhand to earning his Master’s license, in waters from Southeast Alaska to Dutch Harbor, and off the west coast of Washington, Oregon and California. Besides the ocean, Don loved all aspects of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting around the Oroville area. He will always be remembered for his generosity and kindness, and his hearty laughter will be missed by all.

Don is survived by his son, Jason; his four brothers: John, Martin Ray, David, and Blair; and numerous extended family and friends.