Dorothy Shaw

Nov 18, 2012 Staff

Dorothy Shaw of Lander died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Lander Valley Medical Center. She was 98 years old.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be at a later date.

Dorothy Ilene Hetherington was born Dec. 1, 1913, in Boise, Idaho, the daughter of Almon Hetherington and Grace (Ham-mack) Hetherington.

She spent her early years in Emmett, Idaho.

On August 16, 1936, she married Homer J. Shaw in Emmett, Idaho.

After they were married they moved to Stibnite, Idaho, which was a mountain mining camp, living there from 1940 to 1952.

The next few years they moved around Idaho, eventually moving to Riverton around 1956, where Homer worked for Lucky Mac Uranium Mine.

Mrs. Shaw worked at the Holter's Gift Shop and The Place while raising three boys. In 2002 her Riverton home became too much for her to care for after her husband died, so she made the move to Lander to be close to family.

Her family said she enjoyed flowers, cooking for guests, gardening, playing bridge in card groups and socializing with a large group of friends and family.

Her favorite eating establishment was the world famous Svilar's Steakhouse in Hudson, where she dined many times.

She is survived by her sons, Ron (Jacque) Shaw of Lander, David (Vonda) Shaw of Meridian, Idaho, and Philip (Diana) Shaw of Cheyenne; and brothers William Hetherington of Emmett, Idaho, and Herbert Hetherington of Boise, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Homer in 1999; brother Jack Hetherington; and two sisters Helen Sanders and Annabell DeMoss.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (

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