Sadaf Ruth Shaw was born on May 30, 1968 in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Ruth, as she was known by her friends, immigrated to America on July 3, 1979 along with her parents and two brothers. She started school in the sixth grade. Being intelligent and a perfectionist, she immediately became a top student. Unlike her brothers, she fit in easily with the American way of life. She always had a smile and an affable personality which her teachers and classmates adored. She was soft-spoken with a pleasant disposition. As the middle child, Ruth was a peacemaker when her brothers would bicker at home. As the only girl in the family, she always got her way. She graduated high school from Ouachita High School in 1986 as salutatorian, and went on to finish her pharmacy degree in 1991 from Northeast Louisiana University. She moved to Shreveport, Louisiana in 1991 and worked at Schumpert Hospital for the next seven years.
She married her husband, Waseem Shaw in 1997. The couple moved to Dallas, Texas after their marriage. After the couple had two sons, they decided to move back to the quiet life of Monroe, Louisiana to raise them. She and Waseem lived in Frenchman’s Bend along with their children, Zachary and Luke. The rearing of her two boys was her top priority. She instilled her sense of perfection, discipline, and neatness into her two sons. She was strict but compassionate and loving towards her children. Ruth was a doting mother and dutiful wife. Her sons, Zachary and Luke were her pride and joy. She spent her days guiding them in school activities, cheering them on in various sports, going with them on different trips, and spending quiet time with family at home.
Ruth worked at Walgreens in Monroe, Louisiana from 2006 till 2013. In October 2013, she joined Reliant Healthcare where she found her work family. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, especially during their lunch breaks. She was known to be quick witted and intelligent, very detail oriented, and honest. Her friends remember her as caring, warm and nurturing. They remember her mostly for always being positive and having a great sense of humor. She kept them laughing and always made the workplace a fun place to be. In July 2022, Ruth reached her thirtieth year of being a Louisiana licensed pharmacist.
Ruth was a woman of deep faith in Christ which gave her strength and guidance in her life. Even in adversity, she fought with unwavering conviction and faith in the Almighty. She loved life and lived it well.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents John and Margaret Roy. She is survived by her husband, Waseem; sons, Zachary and Luke Shaw; and her brothers, Saqib and Samer Roy.
Pallbearers will be Saqib Roy, Samer Roy, Raza Mushtaq, Nauman Shaw, Solomon Anthony, and Jonathan Roy.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at First United Methodist Church in Monroe from 10:00 A.M. until the services at 12:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
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