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Laura Shaw


Last updated 1/31/2008 at Noon

Laura Shaw

Laura Shaw, also known as “Mom” to many people other than her three children, passed away January 21, 2008.

She was born during a snowstorm in Aurora, CO, on April 20, 1920. She was delivered at home by her Grandmother Laura, who she was named after. The doctor was unable to come to their house until the following day; consequently, her birth certificate gives her date of birth as April 21. The different in dates caused confusion years later.

Laura was born to Lucille and Sydney Fry. She was raised by her mother and beloved stepfather Lester Craghead in Colorado and California. She me...

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