Posts in Category: OBITUARY


Watercolor artist Sandy St.George died August 30 at age 80. Born in Arkansas, she spent her teenage years on the East Coast where she began a life that family members describe as that of a hippie, poet traveler and folksinger. She first visited New Mexico during an extended roadtrip in a Volkswagen bus.

Sandra Robinson St.George earned a bachelor’s degree in New Hampshire and later a masters and doctorate at the University of New Mexico.

In her later years, she returned to her passion for art to become a skilled watercolorist.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur, son Aaron and step-daughter Amitai, as well as four grandchildren.


Engineer Quincy Shaw died October 10 at age 96. Long a resident at the north end of Corrales, he was a leader of the “No Way a Highway” opposition to plans in the 1980s that would have transformed the then-rutted, unpaved Loma Larga ditch bank into a four-lane state highway. Shaw also closely followed engineering plans for the Harvey Jones Flood Control Channel and the Corrales Road bridge over it which some villagers thought would create a significant risk of flooding before raging arroyo stormwater reached the river.

During his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he worked on several flood control projects, among them those for Tramway Boulevard, Cochiti Dam, Abiquiu Dam and drainage channels in Albuquerque.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. After the war, he worked in Okinawa where he met his future wife, Harriet Yone Nakasone. They were married in Taos and raised a family in Corrales. Survivors include daughters Susan Strasia, Pam Garfield and Teresa Binyon. Harriet Shaw died in March 2016.

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