Ann Marie Shallow(1934 - 2019)

September 17, 1934 October 27, 2019
Ann Marie Shallow, 85, passed away on Oct. 27, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
She was born on September 17, 1934 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to George Bendoraitis, a Lithuanian immigrant, and Adele Bendoraitis.
Ann graduated from James M. Coughlin High School in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in 1952. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from College Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania in 1956. After graduation, she worked at General Electric as an engineering assistant.
On September 1, 1956, Ann married a young Air Force lieutenant, James T. Shallow, who eventually became a flight surgeon, served in Vietnam, and became Director of Surgical Services at the United States Air Force Academy Hospital in Colorado. A talented seamstress, she made her own wedding dress. As a military wife, she served her country by keeping her seven children in a loving home during her husband's various military obligations that kept him away. Their assignments took them to Pennsylvania, Kansas, Alabama, and finally, the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado where they had an unprecedented 10-year tour of duty. Upon Jim's retirement from the Air Force, after serving 26 years, they retired in Colorado Springs where Ann was the office manager for her husband's private medical practice in Urology. She moved to Knoxville two years ago to be in the loving care of her family.
Ann loved the majestic view of Pikes Peak from her home in Colorado Springs, the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, providing a home-away-from-home for so many Air Force Academy cadets, and most importantly, her seven children and their families.
Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Colonel James Thomas Shallow, M.D., and her brother, Joseph G. Bendoraitis, PhD.
She is survived by seven children: Liz Stowers (Wes), Tom Shallow (Karen), Patrice Shallow, John Shallow (Anne), Jim Shallow (Carol), Jerome Shallow, and Joel Shallow (Natalie); seven grandchildren: Lisa Stowers Rottmann (Ed), Rachel Stowers Kinney (Marc), Nick Shallow, Molly Shallow, Andie Shallow, Bendor Shallow, and Samuel Shallow; and five great-grandchildren: Natalie Rottmann, Gabe Rottmann, Owen Rottmann, Paul Kinney, and Andrew Kinney.
Visitation of friends is Sunday, November 3 from 5-7 PM in the Parish Hall of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 711 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, November 4 at 10 AM at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on South Northshore Drive with Very Reverend David A. Boettner, V.G. presiding.
Interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Sacred Heart Cathedral.
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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 3, 2019