Daina Riks Shaw
Daina Riks Shaw long time Brentwood resident went home with Jesus July 2, 2020 following a long battle with Parkinsons.
Daina (pronounced Dye-nah) was born in Riga, Latvia in during WWII. She was 3 years old when the Russians invaded their country her family was forced to flee to Germany. They lived in refuge camps for 6 years before immigrating to the United States on Labor Day 1949. She and her family became American Citizens in 1956. She graduated from Trinity Lutheran & Jefferson City Senior High and attended Lincoln University studying Pre-Med prior to marrying David Shaw and moving to St. Louis.
After having 2 children she graduated from St Louis Community College with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for 30 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents Robert & Marta Riks, brother Karlis Riks, and sister Linda Marshall Lake. She is survived by her son Douglas (Sue) Shaw of Webster Groves and her daughter Debbie Shaw (Mike) Pearman. She loved her 5 grandchildren-Lindy, Zach & Matthew Boswell, Kimberlee Shaw Jansen & Daniel Shaw.
Daina was a strong Christian & active in several Women’s groups & bible studies over the years. After returning to her Brentwood home on hospice in January, she passed peacefully with her daughter by her side.