Miriam L. McCaw, 97, of Clarksburg, WV passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the WV Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg. She was born in Rockford, IL on January 31, 1921 the oldest of four children to the late James and Lueva Walmsley.
Miriam was full of life and a hard worker. She married Spencer Smith and had a son, Bruce from that marriage. In 1948 she married Guy McCaw, whom passed in 1970. After Guy’s passing she moved to Clarksburg and made it her home. She was active in various organizations, church, and the Eastern Star through her life.
Miriam served her country in the United States Army WAC during World War II from 1942-1945 and then again during the Korean War as a dental assistant. She became a beautician in Joplin, MO and done so for over 50 years. She was very active with the state board of cosmetologist, where she had served as a past president.
Miriam was one of the first individuals to be admitted to the WV Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg. During her stay she was instrumental in creating a ceremony for those Veterans who passed on to be with the Lord. She was honored by Sen. Joe Manchin for that service with the Mountaineer Award in 2013.
Surviving are two sons: Bruce McCaw and wife Jamie of Carmel, IN, and William McCaw and wife Heather of Seattle, WA; four grandchildren and their families: David, Carson, Jeanie, and Alan; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10am with Chaplain Chad Belt presiding. Full military graveside rites will be accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard and the WV Army National Guard of Camp Dawson. Online condolences, www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the McCaw Family during this time.