Heidi L. Shaw, 41, of Bethel, died Aug. 7, 2010, at Waterbury Hospital.

Ms. Shaw was born July 3, 1969, in Portland, Ore. She was the daughter of Mary Comer and stepdaughter of Francis Comer of Bethel.

She was raised in Bethel, where she attended Bethel schools, including Bethel High School, and graduated from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury with a bachelor's degree in English.

She was most recently employed at Rothstein and Tauber in Stamford.

In addition to her mother and stepfather, Ms. Shaw is survived by her father, Gary Shaw, of Arizona; a sister and sister-in-law, Tiffany Shaw and Jennifer Schmidt-Shaw, and their sons, Ian and Noah Shaw, of Bethel; a stepsister, Kathleen Francis, and her children, Joshua and Jenny Francis, of Bridgewater; a stepbrother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Debra Comer, and their children, Brian and Sean Comer and Joseph and Nicole Palmisani, of New Milford; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Village, Inc., Foster Care and Adoptive Services, 528 Wheeler's Farm Road, Milford, CT 06460.