Richard Shaver


Richard Shaver
Feb. 5, 1920 - April 6, 2011

Richard Seymour Shaver, born Feb. 5, 1920, to Seymour and Vivian Shaver, passed away on April 6, 2011.

He graduated from high school in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and then from the University of Idaho. He was a graduate of the Oregon Dental School in Portland. Dick served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

He married Irene Schneberger on Dec. 25, 1942, in Portland. They had been married for 68 years. Dick practiced dentistry in Walla Walla for 35 years, from 1946-1979. After retirement, they moved to Priest Lake, Idaho and spent 10 years in Yuma, Ariz., and in 1992, retired permanently to Green Valley, Ariz. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club, a member of Walla Walla Dental Society, Wagon Wheelers, served on the selection committee for Walla Walla Fair Frontier Days rodeo queen, and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jack Shaver; and two sons, Richard Lee Shaver and John David Shaver.

He is survived by his wife, Irene, at home; daughters-in-law Pat Shaver of Walla Walla and Kathy Shaver of Vancouver, Wash. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Thomas and Patrick Shaver of Walla Walla, Christina Swan of Vancouver and Michael and Scott Shaver of Portland; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at St. Francis-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Green Valley, Ariz. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.


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