Gayle David Shaw

Barber Shop Owner, 82Gayle David Shaw, 82, of Astoria, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in Astoria.

Mr. Shaw was born June 14, 1920, in Cylinder, Iowa, to David P. and Clara Douglas Shaw.

On Dec. 22, 1956, he married Alyce Polkki in Astoria. She died in July.

Mr. Shaw grew up and attended school in Redmond. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then enrolled in barber school and came to Astoria in the early 1950s and worked at Brooks Barber Shop. He later owned and operated the shop, retiring in 1983. Family members say he will be remembered for his love of horses and collecting horse statues.

Survivors are a step-daughter and son-in-law, Janet and the Rev. Clarence "Larry" Stomp of Ocean Park, Wash.; a brother, Elwood Shaw of Redmond; two nephews, Kenneth Shaw of Herald, Calif., and Douglas Hockett of Redmond; a niece, Marquetta Taylor of Hillsboro; three grandchildren and spouses, Gregory A. and Kathy Stomp of Washburn, N.D., Bradley G. and Debbie Stomp of Beaverton and Jana S. and Daniel Price of Meridian, Idaho; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday at Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria, with private interment at Lewis and Clark Cemetery on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Columbia Hospice, 2111 Exchange St., Astoria, OR 97103.

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