Carl LaMare Shaw, “Papa,” 74, passed away February 18, 2021, from complications of a long illness. He was surrounded by family and loved ones and always will be.

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Carl was born July 15, 1946. His parents, Mary Vardella Mounteer and William Shaw, raised him in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Granite High School in 1964. He served an LDS mission in 1965 in the Central States Mission, then served in the US Army from January 1969 to December 1970. He married the love of his life, Gail Parry Shaw, on January 21, 1972, in the Salt Lake Temple. They raised their seven children and 21 grandchildren with joy and love for their 49 years together.

Papa loved playing and watching basketball, camping, scouting, singing and Dutch oven cooking. He taught us the true meaning of unconditional love by his deep and unflagging dedication to his beautiful wife. We were the luckiest kids in the world because he loved his family the most of all. He was well known for his sense of humor, his playfulness, his wisdom and his acceptance into the family of all of our friends and cousins, boyfriends and spouses. He was a quintessential dad for so many.

Carl was preceded in death by his mother Mary, his father William, his brothers Billy, Ralph, Kim and Anah, and sister Sandy. He is survived by his wife Gail, brothers Jack and Pat, sisters Vicky, Jean and JoAnn, his children, Lisa (Owen), Scott (Rebecca), Becca (Jeff), Jenny (Scott), Kevin (Ronda), Jeff (Natalia) and his favorite, Cara, and his grandchildren, Fiona, Jesellie (David), Kyriae, Brinlee, Jereck, Trent, Clara, Sebastian, Zakary, Lillian, Austen, Kaydon, Hannah, Lyra, Spencer, Grayson, Bryce, Mya, Lydia, Emberly and Brigham. They, along with his vast network of friends and family, will all miss him very much.

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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Funeral Service

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Valley Park 3rd Ward
4505 S Brians Way (3420 West)
West Valley City, UT 84119


Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Memorial Redwood Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 22, 2021


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We were so very sorry to learn of Carl’s passing from Dave Jackson just today while in St. George! Carl’s love & enjoyment of his family and quiet unassuming goodness was always evident.

We have such fond memories of Carl, Gail & all the kids playing together up on the hill in the backyard/s so many years ago!

Sending prayers and love to all❤️

Kim & Glenda Galbraith , Sandy, UT, US Feb 27, 2021

RIP Dear brother🙏. See you there !

Carlos Feb 23, 2021

Carl was a member of my 3rd platoon. B 1/27 in Vietnam. So sorry to learn of his loss. My condolences to his family.

Peter Flint Feb 23, 2021

I was Carl's Medic in Vietnam. I remember him well as he stood out with his height.All the family are in my prayers.

Joel "Doc" Peyton , Corbin, KY, US Feb 22, 2021

Rest in Peace Carl Shaw

I was Carl's Company Commander in Vietnam B Company 1/27 Infantry (Wolfhounds) 25th Infantry Division. He was a fine soldier and a credit to our Company. I truly enjoyed getting to know Carl on a personal level at our Army reunions over the years.

He will be missed by me as well as by the other members of B 1/27 with whom he served.

Deepest Sympathy to Gail and to all Carl's many children and Grand Children>

Henry Bergson , Katonah, NY, US Feb 22, 2021