Obituary for Margaret Layton Shaw

Margaret Layton Shaw died peacefully on Friday, February 16th in Southern Pines, NC, surrounded by her beloved children Donald, Diane and William.

Born in Houston, Texas, she started her life of adventure right after high school when she moved to California where she met her future husband, Donald, an Air Force pilot, on a blind date and married soon after. They enjoyed almost sixty years of loving marriage, traveling the world and raising a family. With effortless ease and grace, she packed up house after house every two years and created homes of comfort, stability and beauty. Margaret kept up with a host of friends who admired her for her charm, strength and sensitivity, to say nothing of her bridge game. She adored her grandchildren Bridgette, Iain and Rachel and her great grandchildren Tyler, Jasmine, Annalisa, Shannon and Luna, as well as her daughter-in-law Diana and Diane’s partner John. Her joy and enthusiasm for life was infectious and she will be missed long into the future.

A memorial service will be held 3 PM Sunday, April 14, 2024 at the Village Chapel with Pastor Ashley Smith officiating. Burial Services will occur later at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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