Anne Marie Stranahan Shaw
Anne Marie Stranahan Shaw died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at her home in Missoula, in the loving care of family, after a brave fight with cancer.
She was born May 6, 1935, in Fort Benton, to Clinton Goodwin and Marie Ethel Stranahan. Anne grew up north of Loma on the Stranahan River Ranch. She attended school in Fort Benton and graduated from Fort Benton High School in 1953. In August 1953, she and William Alfred Shaw were married in Fort Benton. Anne and Al farmed north of Carter on the Shaw family farm and lived there and in Fort Benton where they raised their five boys.
Anne was a voracious reader and her love of books led her to open the Havre Book Exchange in the Atrium Mall in Havre in 2005. She divided her time between Missoula and Havre and embraced the Havre community. Anne was a driving force in establishing a strings program in Havre and her dream of starting a community orchestra there came to fruition when she was the concert master for their first public performance...
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