Nettie Elizabeth Shoemaker

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Nettie Elizabeth Shoemaker, 94, of Pine, died Oct. 6, 2006 at RTA Hospice. She was born in Summertown, Tenn. on July 23, 1912, to Louis and Sarah Washburn, the oldest of six children.

She married Charles Shoemaker in 1948. The couple was married for 58 years and had two children. Charles retired in 1956 after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy and the family moved to Scottsdale. In 1983, the couple retired to Pine.

Mrs. Shoemaker was very active in church and civic organizations. She was well known for her gardening expertise and was a Master Gardener.

She is survived by her daughter, Jan Alley of Pine, grandsons Heath Wacker (Amy) of Star Valley and Jonathan Nebo (Michelle) of Chandler. She has five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in July 2005, her son, Edward Shoemaker in Feb. 2006, and her beloved son-in law, David Halchishick, in April 2006.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 West Wade, Payson.

Donations in Mrs. Shoemaker's memory may be made to Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church.

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