October 27, 1953 ~ April 17, 2007
Deborah Ann Shaw Eckenberg passed from this life on Tuesday April 17th, 2007 after a courageous and spirited battle with cancer. Her amazing love will be missed more than words can express. Not only was she a strong woman but a wonderful friend, a brave daughter, and caring sister. Her zest for life was unmatched by any most have ever seen. An accomplished business woman and avid traveler, she enjoyed life to the fullest. We would like everyone to know we have not lost her. We know that she is at peace and at home with Our Lord. Her determination could not be topped when she put her mind to accomplishing any goal. Truly an inspiration was her kind, caring heart. She was a blessing and a true gift to all who knew and loved her. She is survived by: her daughter, Cameron Stutzman and husband Sean (Fort Worth, Texas), her grandson Shaw Stutzman, her ex-husband, Chuck Eckenberg (Las Vegas, Nevada), her parents Ann and A.D Shaw (San Antonio, Texas), her siblings Dr. Don Shaw and wife Peggy (Groves, Texas), Dean Shaw (Washington D.C), Dana Shaw (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) , Danny Shaw and wife Elaine (Bulverde, Texas), Doug Shaw and wife Barbara (Houston, Texas), Kristin Buchanan and husband David (Celina, Texas), and 15 nieces and nephews. Her contagious smile, hilarious laugh, and unending warmth will be missed. Her family would like to thank all of her doctors and nurses at University Hospital and CTRC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Cancer Research and Therapy Center 7979 Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78229. Deborah's memorial service is scheduled for 11 AM Saturday, April 21st, 2007 at the MacArthur Park Church of Christ, 1907 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas. You are encouraged to leave a note for the family on this website.
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My dearest Deborah Ann…you will always be the love of my life..even though apart you will never be forgotten as lomg as there is a breathe of air in my earthbound body. We will meet again in a more beautiful place and time to enjoy eternity together with those that have passed before us. Loving you still…Chuckie
Dear Mom, The times that we shared together were priceless. I can only appreciate everything that you have done for us. I dont want you to worry about Cammy and Shaw Bear. They will always be taken care of, as that is my solemn vow. I love you, and you will always have a special place in my heart. Love you, Sean
Kristin & Family, May you feel the comfort and love of our Heavenly Father as you share memories of your precious sister. She is no longer sick but beautiful and alive in the loving arms of Jesus. We are praying for you and are here for you if you need anything at all. We love you, Alan & Leanne & girls
To the Shaw Family: We are so sad for your loss. I didn’t know Deborah and she sounds like she was a super person! If she was anything like her brother Danny, she was a blessing to have in your life. We will be praying for your family and if there is anything we can do to help you through this time, please let Eddie and I know.
Cameron, I am sorry for your loss. When we are walking tonight know that your Mother’s spirit will be with us, we are doing this for her! Our prayers are with you and your family!
Cameron, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this saddened time. You are a very special daughter-in-law and we will be here for you in your time of mourning. I wish I had had the opportunity to know your precious Mother better. I am sure she was a great treasure in your life. Love you, Karen
Deborah Ann is the life of the party. She is the lovely spirit that survives in her family. She loved to laugh and joke and stir up trouble. I have so many memories that taught me life lessons. It is because of Deborah that Cameron is who she is today. I am blessed that we had so many years together, laughs and tears. I am honored to spend this weekend celebrating her memory. I remember Deborah as smart, funny, stylish and determined. She will never be forgotten. I love you Deborah Ann. Thank you for everything you gave to me.
Deborah Ann, You have taught me so much. You were always willing to help anyone you met and you always brought out the best in people. I will cherish the angel book you gave me years ago. I love you very much. CiCi
Dear Cameron, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. No words of comfort will take away the pain you feel at this time; however, know that we are praying for you and your family and hope you will seek solice in God during the quiet tough times. He is there and will meet every need. I think of the many fun times we shared with you and your mom during the drill team years! She gave so much and loved you in every way she knew how. The baby shower you and your mom hosted for me when Conner was on the way is a beautiful memory that I will cherish. Cameron, not matter what, know she loved you and cherished every part of your life! Love & Hugs, Melanie & The Allen Family
My love, caring and thoughts are with all of you, and with Deborah Ann. She always added love, interest, excitment and fun to all whose lives she touched, and I consider myself most fortunate to have been one of the people she did touch. Again, my love to all her family — I will certainly miss her, too.
Cameron, I want you to know you and your Mom are in our thoughts at this time. I only meet your Mom a few months ago. But I know she was a loving and caring person. She raised a wonderful woman. I am proud that my son has you for his wife. Always know that I will be there if you need me. Terrie
Cameron, I know there are no words i can say to make anything better but just know your mom is in a better place and you will see her again someday. my thoughts and prays are with you and your family and just know ryder and i love you every much .
Mom- Nothing that anyone says will ever make this hurt less, I feel like a piece of my heart is missing. Thank you for adoring me and teaching all you had to offer. I will allow your legacy to continue on and will always tell Shaw what an amazing woman you were. I am thankful I was there to hold you in your last moments and know you will always be looking down on me from heaven. “If these walls came crumbling down and fell so hard to make us lose our faith, from what’s left you would figure it out and still make lemonade taste like a summer’s day” I love you mommy!
To my other sister and wonderful friend Deborah Ann I Love You!!! To my wonderful other family I know you will miss her and we know she is with our Lord. Mommy Ann and Daddy A.D. I love you and hold you dear. To Cameron and her new little love Shaw I know you will be alright because you had her in your life. To all the brothers and sisters I know how much she loved you all. Love in her memory John & Cerelle Ivie
Cameron I know words are not enough to fill the open gap that you have. I myself have been there before, losing my father at a tender age of 53. Time will heal your broken heart, just keep those memories that you have and always know that you will see your mom again. From what I knew of your mom, she seemed to be a wonderful loving person/parent and she loved you and all of her family very much. If there is anything that I can do, just let me know. I love you very much, not as a daughter-in-law but as a daughter.
I will always remember how wonderful Deborah Ann was to me when I was younger and spent many nights with Cameron at her house. She was a true beautiful, southern lady and always made everything so much fun!
I was so very,very blessed to have Debra Ann as my PRECIOUS Friend.. I will miss her terribly, however I know that she is safe in God’s arms. Love, Ceres
I want the Shaw family to know how deeply sorry I am with losing Debbie. My memories of her will always be the girl with a permanent smile. She had a presence that made everyone want to be around her. She always lit up a room and I remember her as the most poular girl in high school. Dean and I felt lucky to be around her.I feel fortunate to have known her and the Shaw family. You are all very special! Again my deepest sympathy- Sylvia McClure
Debbie I thank God for the many lives you have touched, especially mine! May God always Bless the Shaw Family! We have so many wonderful memories. I will remember your’e tremendous courage, faith and love, will miss you dearly. Save me a space up there! I love ya! “Rosenbloom”
Although we didn’t know her for long, we found her quite engaging and entertaining. She will be missed. Jeff & Terrie
To Cameron, Chuck, and the Shaw family we send our sincere condolences and love. Deborah Ann was our Special Friend for most of her adult life. We have many fond memories that will always be with us. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Until we meet again.
WE LOVE YOU AUNT DEBBIE.
Cameron and Chuck, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Deborah Ann. From what I recall of her time in Toronto with you at your house on Indian Grove and the numerous times we had met, she was a sensational person who will be missed by all the people she touched in her life. My deepest condolences to you both and Deborah Ann’s family and I will be thinking of you during this time of mourning. Its so sad to see the people we know, love and cherish pass on in such an untimely manner. We can only hope and believe that her passing and ours will be to a better place. Warmest regards, Kerry Kerry Adler Family
Your family is in my heart and prayers. Sorry to hear about your loss.
Cameron and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. while i didn’t know her very well, i so enjoyed meeting her and feel blessed that i was able to do so. you have a big wonderful family around you if you need anything. love ya lots, Jami
Cammie, There are no words to express the pain I can only imagine that you’re going through. To loose “mom” at such a young age. Just know she’s looking down on you (and the family) with that huge belly laugh and smile. We all loved her dearly and will cherish all of the memories that she placed in our hearts. Please call if you need anything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many blessings, Chelsea (Allen) & Family
Dear Shaw Family, Aaron and I are so saddened to learn of Deborah Ann’s death. We knew she was ill, and that she had been bravely battling cancer, but knowing her ALWAYS tenacious spirit, we just knew that she would beat it and get on with her life, case-closed!!! So, we are shocked and saddened, and our hearts go out to each of you as you try to make sense of this untimely death. As stated in her obituary, she had amazing energy and drive, and so much life to embrace and she was just getting started on Part 2!!!! But, I know that she is continuing that part in Heaven! She was a Christian….we talked about it many times……..and now, she is lifted up in His loving and comforting hands, and is the ULTIMATE gaurdian angel, I do believe! Please know that we share your sorrow! Deborah Ann was one of our first friends in Charlotte when we moved here in July, 1987. We met her and Precious Cameron at the Children’s Theatre where our daughter, Carson, and Cameron were taking an acting class! (Imagine!) We became fast friends and until Deborah Ann and Cameron moved back to Texas, we shared many amazing, hilarious, and interesting times! Lily Mae was part of our team, and alot of fun, friendship, and love was enjoyed by all! She gave our younger daughter, Bonnie, a baby shower to beat all!!!! We have the music box that she gave to Bonnie on her self and will treasure it always….great memories!!!! Love and Peace to all of you! As my now-departed Daddy would say about Deborah Ann, and anyone that truly loved life and inspired others to do the same………”She enjoyed her half!!!!!!” How many of us can truly say we are enjoying our halves? Deborah Ann would say,”Get busy with loving life!” and then she would laugh her amazing laugh, would she not? Love, Len and Family