Fern Kimber Shaw

Fern Kimber Shaw was born On February 20, 1913 in Grouse Creek, Utah, a daughter of Charles Jr. and Persis Josephine Laird Kimber.

Oren, Elsie, and Fern Kimber

She had the following brothers and sisters:  Edith Chloe, Winfred Charles, Mary Persis, Florence Hannah, Raymond Hugh, Joseph Edwin, Vera May, Rollo James, Oren LeGrande, Elsie, and Charles Jr. She also had the following half brothers and sisters:  Annie Elizabeth, Charles William, George Edward, Elmer, Ellen, Evan Osborne, Franklin Vaughn, Louisa Caroline, and Sarah Elizabeth.

Left to Right – Lester Ballingham, August Rytting, Gordon Hadfield, Irene Warburton, Grant Kimber, Emily Kimber, Mertrice Ballingham, Fern Kimber, Wilma Betteridge, Myrl Hadfield, Bessie Shaw, Dave Thomas, Mildred Toyn & Louise Barlow

She was reared and educated in Grouse Creek. She attended the three-room sandstone school in Grouse Creek.

Fern Kimber, Emily Kimber & Myrl Hadfield

On September 10, 1932, she married William Philip Shaw in Elko, Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. They were the parents of three boys:  Alan W., Elden K. and William Charles.

Shaw, Frost & Thomas Family Top Row: Bill Shaw, Emily & Willie Shaw, Fern K. Shaw
2nd Row: Bill & Mary Thomas, Wilda Frost, Mary Shaw Thomas, Dave Thomas
3rd Row: Max & Elaine Frost, Darlene, Ada (on Elaine’s lap), Myrtle, Stanley and Reed Frost

Fern was a member of the LDS church and had served in various positions in the Primary, Relief Society and Sunday School organizations.

Fern and Bill Shaw

She was a member of the Community Club.

Fern worked most of her life, starting while yet a child as a cook’s helper at a ranch in Nevada. She was a clerk at J.C. Penny Co. In Brigham City for several years and then managed the Classic Shoe store in Brigham City until it closed.

Raymond, Louisa Roberts, Elmer, Chloe Tanner, Elsie Smith, Rollo James (Jim), Vera Tanner, Osborne (OZ), Fern Shaw, Charles Junior, Edwin (Ted) and Winfred

She loved people and was delighted when visitors dropped by. She remained in close contact with her Grouse Creek family and was always available when they needed her help or encouragement.

She left this life on July 12, 1983 while in the Mackay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah and was buried in the Brigham City Cemetery.