50, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on April 13, 2017, after battling cancer, and is now at peace with the Lord. Shawn was a great mother, wife and friend. She was truly beloved by all who met her, and touched many. Shawn was born in Portland, OR, where much of her extended family still lives. Shawn is survived by her two beautiful daughters, Courteney and Lilly, David her husband, her mother Jodie, father Rob, sisters Kimberley, Debbie and Erika, nieces Kassia, Samantha, Kendal, Katrina, Marissa, Brianna and Ella, as well as nephews Mason, Erik and Alex. Shawn lived in Phoenix for most of her life, attending Central High School and ASU. Shawn was very passionate about her family, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, PANDA, the Arizona Cardinals, and of course, her tennis. When things needed to be done, Shawn was the go-to person! Funeral Mass for Shawn will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, on Saturday April 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Shawn’s name to PANDA/University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center, or to the St. Mary’s Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
I wanted to send my heartfelt sympathy and share the beautiful hope the Bible provides that brings me much comfort. John 5:28,29 promises that all those in the memorial tombs will come out. This resurrection will occur under the wonderful conditions described at Psalms 37:11, “But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” I’m deeply sorry for your loss and I hope these scriptures bring a measure of comfort during your difficult time.