On May 13, 1943, Shari Washburn was born Sharon Ann Monaghan in San Francisco, California. Sharon was raised by her mother, Alice Cooper on 43rd and Balboa Street. She finished her schooling at Washington High School in 1962. She married William Willis in 1967. The couple moved to Ashland, Oregon, in 1968, and produced two children, William "Lee" Willis and Troy Willis, before moving to Roseburg in 1970. Their union ended in 1977.
In 1978, Shari met and married Philip James Washburn. The two would be married for the next 38 years. Phil and Shari Washburn enjoyed many happy years together surrounded by family and friends. Well known for her quick wit, Shari loved a good laugh and was often a prankster. What she took seriously, however, was her career in the Miniature Horse World. A lover of animals and a natural show-person, she succeeded in bringing home several National Championships as well as the title of "Best Miniature Horse Breeding Ranch in the World". Besides her many achievements, Shari was a beautiful person both inside and out.
Shari Washburn lost her battle with Pancreatic Cancer on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017. In her final days, she was assisted by her dearest loved ones.
She is survived by her husband; her two children; and her nine grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017, 1 p.m. at Celebration Ranch, Roseburg, OR 97471.