She was born on January 4th, 1921 in Mungni, India. After Marriage to Mr. Raishi Mepa, she moved to Kenya in 1936, and then she moved to England in 1974.
Makaben Shah raised twelve children, but is survived by ten children, nineteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was mother of Suresh Raishi Shah of Nashua, NH, and grandmother of Sneha, Aarti and Puja Shah of Nashua, NH. She was Masi to Shantilal Shah of Hackettstown, NJ, and Hasmukh, Dinesh, and Kiren Shah of St. Louis, MO.