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Goldie Rebecca Shaw

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Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: At the home of family in Austin, Minnesota


Spring Valley Cemetery
Spring Valley, Minnesota



Goldie Rebecca Shaw of Ventura, California, went to be with her Lord Saturday, February 17, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, California, a day after her 90th birthday. Goldie was with her husband George and daughter Becca when she passed of complications from a 17-year battle with lymphoma. On February 16, her 90th birthday, she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and friends from Ventura Missionary Church.

Goldie Dugstad was born in Spring Valley, Minnesota on February 16, 1928, and grew up on a rural farm as the youngest of six children to Lewis and Lillian (Halling) Dugstad. After graduating Spring Valley High School, Goldie graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, then taught English and Spanish to students in Oregon, Wyoming, Albert Lea, and Staples Minnesota. While in Albert Lea, Goldie taught Sunday school, and started a local program for Recovery.org which assists people with mental health issues. Years later she was awarded the key to the City of Albert Lea for her efforts helping those in need.

Goldie married George Shaw on June 17, 1978 in a religious ceremony on the beach in Venice, CA and moved to Ventura in 1985, where they were members of Ventura Missionary Church for over 30 years. From 1993-1994, Goldie and George ran the Christian Friends of Israel in Jerusalem, where they were missionaries to Jewish immigrants relocating to Israel from all over the world who needed guidance and necessities. For years G2, as their children referred to George/Goldie, have been global gospel representatives for the Global Grace Fellowship of Monrovia, CA and as missionaries for them, have witnessed to students on college campuses, while handing out bi-lingual Bibles in Hebrew, Spanish, and other languages for a cross-cultural ministry here in the U.S.  It was said Goldie always had a smile on her face when it came to teaching others about the Lord, and looked forward to her visits to colleges with George.

Goldie is survived by her husband George Shaw, Ventura, CA, sister, Carol Jean Cadwell, Minneapolis, MN; sons, Kirk and Eric (Tricia) Webster; daughter, Becca Lewis-Clifton (Jeffrey Clifton), Viroqua, WI.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Minnesota, Washington, California, Arizona, and Norway.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Earl and Lloyd Dugstad, and her sisters Doris Falt and Shirley Stilwell.

Goldie’s services in California will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Ventura Missionary Church, Ventura, CA. An open celebration of life will follow in VMC's Firestone Room, and her family will be there to greet you.

A Memorial service will take place at a later date in Austin, Minnesota with burial in Spring Valley.

In lieu of flowers please consider, in Goldie’s memory, a gift to "Missions" at the Ventura Missionary Church, Ventura, CA.

Worlein Funeral Home of Austin, Minnesota is assisting the family with local arrangements. 


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