d. June 17, 2021

[The Episcopal News] Word was recently received that longtime diocesan lay leader Charlotte Jean McKay “Scottie” DeShazo died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on June 17, 2021.

Among her many charitable interests in Los Angeles, DeShazo was a patron of the ARCS Foundation and Neighborhood Youth Association, Venice. She was an active member of St. Augustine by-the-Sea, Santa Monica, and All Saints’, Beverly Hills, and volunteered with the diocesan AIDS ministry. She was a faithful member of the Order of St. Luke and Grace and Holy Trinity Church in Richmond, Virginia, where a memorial service was held June 21.

A lifelong Episcopalian, DeShazo was born and raised in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, where her father was an editor for the Pittsburgh Press newspaper. She attended Southern Methodist University, where she met her future husband of 67 years, Billy Wood DeShazo, M.D., who survives her.

Other survivors include their five children, Jean DeShazo Jumet, William Wood DeShazo, Edwin McKay DeShazo (Lisa Palter), John Daniel DeShazo (Susannah Anderson) and Thomas Andrew DeShazo. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Emily Louise Jumet Horne (Berkeley), Charles Paul Edward Jumet Jr. (Elizabeth), William Harrison Wood Jumet (Meghan), Barclay Alexander Jenks Jumet, Tobin McKay DeShazo, Wilson Starling DeShazo, Olivia Louise DeShazo and Zachary Weiser DeShazo; and four great-grandchildren, Meade Burwell Berkeley Horne, Charlotte Louise Horne, Georgia Elizabeth Jumet and Josephine Estela Jumet.