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Obituary: Jean Rice Shaw 

Published March 18, 2017 at 2:54 a.m. | Updated September 6, 2019 at 11:20 a.m.

On March 12, 2017, Jean Rice Shaw, 89, finished her life peacefully. Jean and her family moved to Dummerston, Vermont in 1963, where she and her husband Gaylord lived until 2014.

Jean taught fifth grade at the Dummerston Elementary school for over 20 years, retiring in 1989. She loved the outdoors and taught her students to appreciate it as much as she did. She and Gaylord spent many happy hours flying around Southern Vermont from the Dummerston International Airport, and enjoyed spending summers at their camp in North Hero. Jean was a member of the Dummerston Congregational Church for over 50 years.

She is survived by her sons, John, Doug and his wife Loren, Steve and his wife Terry, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Gaylord and her youngest son, Scott. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

There will be a family graveside service at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center

(802) 257-5415 or the Brattleboro Senior Meals (802) 257-1236)

To send Jean’s family a written expression of sympathy, please visit her on-line guest book at

This obituary was originally published on, which ceased operation in September 2019. The death notice is archived on this website with the permission of the publisher.
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