Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Ellen Louise Coombs Shaw, age 78, died peacefully on July 17, 2021, at home with her family by her side in Murray, UT. She is now free from her physical pains and cruel effects of Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), a rare form of Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
Ellen was born on January 20, 1943, in Bingham Canyon, UT to Alonzo Dever Coombs and Ila Louise Petersen Coombs. She married John Deloy Shaw on January 17, 1965. They had 4 daughters together as well as 1 stepdaughter she considered her own. Ellen was raised in Lark, UT until they moved to Midvale, UT in 1955. In 1957 she was blessed with a sister, Cindy Coombs Miner. Ellen was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a strong testimony of the gospel. She was so happy the day she was finally able to go through the Temple.
The most important thing to Ellen was her family. She loved them with all her heart and they brought so much joy to her life. She loved to travel and go camping with her family which left us with many happy memories. The love she showed her family was unmeasurable. You never doubted how she felt about you because she continually told you how much she loved you and would give the biggest hugs. She loved her 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren so much. Most of them remember grandma for saying “I love you the most and I said it first”. It was always a race to see if grandma or the grandkids would get it out first and then she would follow with a “darn your socks”. She was the most kind, sweet, selfless person in the world and had the most beautiful smile that we will miss so much. Things that will remind us all of her are her love of purple (including her purple hair), John Wayne movies, old musicals, annual trips to Tuacahn, and her fun sense of humor.
Ellen is survived by her husband of 56 years, Deloy, her 5 daughters Sherri (Jeff), Shelli (Mat), Sheila (Justin), Sheryn (Troy), and Kathi (Randy), as well as 13 grandchildren – Heather, Kyle (Shelbi), Shawn, Austin, Makayla (Cody), Shay (Casey), Wyatt (Jayde), Summer (Trever), Layne (Shoni), Sheyenne (Jacob), Sierra, Shelby, Brooke (Zach) and 6 great-grandchildren – Scarlett, KJ, Ila, Autumn, Avery, and another arriving next month. She is also survived by her sister Cindy (Paul). She was preceded in death by her parents and her great-granddaughter Shacie.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road (10600 So.), Sandy, UT 84092. A viewing will be at the same location on Wednesday, July 21st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and July 22nd from 10:00 -10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Zoom link for the services will be available at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89086386254.
We would like to give special thanks for the loving care received from Applegate Homecare & Hospice during the last few months.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer’s Association, https://act.alz.org/https://act.alz.org/ in Ellen’s honor.
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great mom and grandmother. Even to my kids. They remember all of the fun times we had with your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love from John and Mary Scott, John Jr. and Annie Scott and Maggie and Mehl Young.
Deloy ,and family,
We are truly saddened at the loss of your wonderful Wife, Mother , Grandmother , Great Grandmother , sibling ,and special friend ,she was always so kind and always wanted to know about our family , the thing we enjoyed the most was her precious smile ,always know of our Love for each of you , especially at this most difficult time ❤️ All our love Kim and Rhonda and family !
Deloy ,and family,
We are truly saddened at the loss of your wonderful Wife, Mother , Grandmother , Great Grandmother , sibling ,and special friend ,she was always so kind and always wanted to know about our family , the thing we enjoyed the most was here precious smile ,always know of our Love for each of you , especially at this most difficult time ❤️ All our love Kim and Rhonda and family !
Deloy,Delay, am so sorry to hear about Ellen passing away.I hope you & the kids & grandchildren Keep her memories alive And the comfort knowing that she is in your hearts. I remember all the deer hunts that we spent together and how fun it was to be together as a family I give you my love and my condolences
Dear Shaw Family
We are sadden by the news of your beautiful, sweet wife / mother’s passing. We figured today that we have known Ellen 30 years. Most of you for the same time. We have made many cheese steak subs for you all. Ellen was always kind and ready to hug. She came in with her “Red Hat” gals a few times and was darling with the hat! She watched our 2 sons grow up and always complemented them on being great young men. Your family will always be in our hearts. May your wonderful memories turn into treasures as you remember Ellen. To our beautiful friend May you fly high and pain-free as you watch over you loved ones and friends. With light, love and prayers RIP Ellen. We will miss you❤️ With Sincere sympathy and love Ray, Carla, Landon & Corbyn Quintana (East Coast Subs)
I was only 17 and fresh out of high school when I answered an ad and became roommates with Ellen and her cousin Lorraine. Little did I know that would be the beginning of a lifetime friendship, almost 60 years ago. There are no words to express my love for this sweet soul. My love to her beautiful family. Deloy, the way you cared for your dear wife through this terrible illness was amazing. You and your children and grandchildren are truly angels. She was so proud of her family and I know she will be watching over you all. Her beautiful smile will forever be in my heart. My sincere sympathy to you all. Sue Staley and husband Ken.
Deloy, Kathi, Sherri, Shelli, Sheila, Sheryn. She will be missed so very much. I love all of you. May the Lord bless each of you. Please, if you need or want anything, let me know. Love, Cindy and Paul.
To all that knew her she was a bright star. Ellen will be deeply missed.
Our sincerest sympathy to all. Love, Debbie and Jody Robbins