- 64 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 25, 1946
- Place of birth:
Oakland, California, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 7, 2010
- Place of passing:
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
|Let the memory of Shari be with us forever|
"Shari, What a wonder you continue to be. The mere fact that so many of us feel you presence, think of you while still refusing to believe you are not here. To have lived a life, which still makes us smile, be in awe of all the things you took on, achieved and accomplished. My dear friend I still want to share all the good & bad in life in my life with you."
"It's been 6 years and I still miss you terribly. I miss your smile, your hugs, our long lunches, your newsy emails, your big heart, your cute and stylish fashion sense, your stories, your bouncy energy, and everything about you. I miss you Mom."
"Your store is so empty without you!! I go there every year I am in PV
But nit the same warm energy. Miss U!! All your customers feel the same! Great to connect with your lively daughter Shannon"
"Can hardly believe it's been 6 years since we said goodbye to my Sister, Shari. I have some very fond memories of special times with her - one that comes to mind tonight is when she took me to spend the weekend with her at her sorority at the U of O. She was 19, and I was 8, so it made quite an impression! I still remember getting to sleep on the sleeping porch with triple bunks and electric blankets and how special I felt that I got to spend that weekend with her! I looked up to her so much when we were growing up. Jesus, please give my Sister a big hug for me tonight, and tell her I love her!"
"Thinking about my mom and wishing I could go back in time and be with her one last moment. Missing her every single day for 6 years now.
Life isn't as wonderful without you in it, mom."
""Forever missed with your energy, charisma and attitude... Always Present Shari""
"Only 57 years since I started to love Shari, not that many more to go."
"The best part of the day are the memories."
"I have been blessed by having the pleasure of meeting her two beautiful daughters and it's obvious that they reflect their mother's wonderful qualities! I am sure that She is looking down on them with a big smile"
"She is still my best friend. I consult her and think of her as I make decisions and think "what would Shari do?" I love her so. Heather"
"Thinking about you a lot this past week, wishing you were here to get your advice about life. Sometimes a daughter still needs that. You should have been turning 70 a few days ago and it's not fair you weren't here to celebrate it. It's Sunday night and I miss writing my Sunday night emails I wrote to you every week. I always looked forward to your emails and still have them all...miss them and you."
"My dear Sister, Shari, was deeply loved and is missed by all who knew her. It's still hard to fathom at times that she's not just down in PV living & loving her life, working at Caprichoso with her amazing artistic flare and endless energy, and enjoying the wonderful connections with the people she encountered. Wish we were celebrating your 70th (yesterday) with you, big Sis, but someday we'll be together again:) I love you and miss you!"
"Forever missed. Your friendliness knew no bounds. I think of you and your kindness."
"Vaya con Dios, mi Amor. Dentro de poco."
"I miss my beautiful, sweet niece Shari, but I do know that she is happy with family in Paradise. Love, Aunt Irene"
"...only to leave evidence of our memory! Happy Birthday!"
"I laugh every time I think of the "pig". Closely followed by many other memories of good times"
"Through your daughter Shannon I have come to know about You and wish I had the privilege to have known you in person. You are now looking down and protecting your two daughters from heaven above!
"Through your daughter Shannon I have come to know about You and wish I had the privilege to have known you in person. You are now looking down and protecting your two daughters from heaven above!
"Mom I love you. There is nothing like a mother's love. You always made me feel loved. You always believed in me. You always hugged me when I needed it. I wish I could hug you now. I miss you so much."
"Still and always, my first love."
"I can't believe its been 5 years since we lost you. Not a day goes by where I don't think of you or hear your voice. I miss having the only person in the world here who was able to finish my sentences and know exactly what I was thinking without me saying a word. There are so many moments where I wish I could pick up the phone and call you. Life is so unfair sometimes and takes the best and kindest people from this world away way too early. Life hasn't been the same since you left and will never be the same.
You are missed more than I can even put into words. I love you, mom."
"Dear Shannon I cannot thank you enough for having shared this memorial of your beloved Mom with me. She will always be within your heart and the many others that loved her and as close as a beautiful memory as all of these tributes. How amazing! I am sorry I never met her as it is obvious what an amazing human being she was. Today on her 5th anniversary from having departed from this planet earth may her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit be with you forever."
"I think of Shari every day.
I think to myself, "what would Shari say" when I have a decision to make. She was so close to me for so many years. Even when miles apart. We met in the fall of 1968 when we both started university.
She was a wonderful artist, had a great sense of humor, was able to do 10 things at once, well, was beautiful inside and out....was my dear friend.
"I did not know Shari but a clear evidence of an amazing person, spirit and parenting, is those left behind, such as their daughters whom are salt of the earth and one of the most amazing people I have ever meet. Kerry, thanks for sharing a part of your life and of your Moms with me. RP"
"Still think of you all the time, just the best memories."
"Such a wonderful way to remember the good times."
"Oh dear Shari, I too thought about you yesterday on your Birthday. I have just gone through all these lovely pictures of beautiful you, Shari, and your beautiful daughters, and I want to cry that your life was ended too soon. I do know that you are with your Mom & Dad & other loved ones who have gone before, and your are probably so happy in the Spirit World, which is temporary until the First Resurrection happens. I look at you and I see your Mom, my beautiful sister Peggy! You still are a "beautiful light" for many. Uncle Mike & I love you so much, and we miss you so much! Love Aunt Irene"
"I often think of you Shari... and talk to you, and I deeply miss you. I carry you in my heart always. XO"
"Thinking of my Sister, Shari, on her birthday, and feeling sad that she is not here with us…we miss you, dear Sister, but I am thankful that you are in perfect peace. Much love and big hugs from your little Sis!"
"Happy 69th Mom. Miss you and love you."
"Thinking of my beautiful mother on her birthday. Love and miss you more than I can say."
"We are here now in PV for 2015 and still remember the fun time I spent every year in your wonderful shop! Still wear clothes I bought at Capricios and think of you!! Miss your wonderful emails that we sent each other when I was back in NY! Still eat T restaurants you suggested and remember a fun person!! Rest in peace!!"
"Shari, think about you often and continue to miss getting your calls at Caprichoso. People still come in and tell me how wonderful you were, and I never tire of hearing it. Love and miss you."
"Thinking of my Sister and missing her, especially today. I have several fond memories of special times with her while growing up…she used to do my hair, take me places after she got her license, and I still remember staying overnight at her sorority at Oregon with her one weekend when I was in grade school. Lots of fun times together and I looked up to her so much as my big Sister. Miss you and love you, Shari!"
"Thank you Kerry and Shannon for keeping your mother in our thoughts, her memories are precious to me."
"4 years and I still I miss you like it was yesterday. I miss your hugs. You were the best hugger. You were the best mom. I love you Mom."
"It's hard to believe I had to say goodbye to her 4 years ago. I still can hear her voice in my head...and I still think about emailing her every weekend, which we both did for years and years. I see her in myself every day. To say I miss her would be an understatement. A huge part of me has been gone now for 4 years. I love you mom."
"She was the best friend ever! I miss her every day. She emailed me every day! I love you Shari."
"Happy Mother's Day. I miss you."
"My dear dear friend, it is my belief that you feel our presence and love. Your powerful loving presence is such a gift. What a mark you continue to make. You continue to make us all better people. You would smile and say Geez. I love you today and always my friend. Someday I hope you will greet me as warmly as you always have. keep creating beauty!"
"Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece, Shari. We miss you so much - and all these lovely pictures your daughters have posted bring back so many fond memories. I almost cried when I saw the picture of you with my beautiful sister Peggy (your Mom). How I miss you both!! Please hug each other for me! Love you, darling! Aunt Irene"
"I miss you so much mom. I dreamt of you in a garden filled with gardenias last night. I love you."
"My friend forever ....."
"Think of you every day."
"Happy birthday to the best mom a girl could ask for. Not a day goes by where I don't think of you and wish to God you were still with us. I will forever love you."
"DEAREST SHARI, I MISS YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS. ONE OF MY BEST AND MOST LOYAL FRIEND AND SUPPORTER. I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL TO YOU IN YOUR LIFETIME. ASSIST YOU TO BECOME A MEXICAN CITIZEN. SOMETHING YOU WANTED MORE THAN ANYTHING. WE REMAINED DEAR FRIENDS FOR AS LONG AS YOU LIVED ON EARTH. I LOVE YOU AND WOULD CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY IF YOU WERE HERE WITH US. YOU ARE NOW AN ANGEL UNDER'S G-D'S WINGS! I LOVE YOU! BON"
"ARTURO ABAUNZA on 25th February 2014
"""Always in our life Sheri!""" Miss you, your moments of joy and happiness with all your friends...
"We have been in PV the past 10 weeks and I miss
Going to your shop and chatting with you!
Miss your wonderful emails when I am home in New York
What wonderful pictures on site' rest in peace
"Shari you would be so happy for us. Bryan married a wonderful smart woman. You would have put your arm around me and would have laughed about our weight, clothes,make up. Then you would dig in and help me plan the rehearsal dinner.
I miss you terribly! Love Marie Wilson Shannon email again"
"Remembering my dear Sister, Shari, and thankful she was my big Sister. I think of her often and love and miss her. Thank you, Shannon & Kerry for sharing these pictures...wonderful memories to treasure! Love you!"
"I have just been viewing all the pictures of beautiful you - Shari. The pictures bring back so many sweet memories of you, my beautiful niece. You were blessed with both inner & outer beauty, and so much talent. Everyone who knew you loved you so much, including us. Another year has gone by since your passing, and we still miss you so very much!!!! Please give my sister Peggy a big hug."
"I still miss you Shari, so much. I hold you in my heart forever.
Forever Love... XO Andrea Saba"
"Each year I also remember Shari when I put the ice cream cone ornament on our Christmas tree that she made for us so many years ago. It reminds me of her kind spirit.
She is in a good place now and has raised two good daughters."
"There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I love you and miss you more than words can say."
"The sharp edges of our loss are starting to soften, but our memories of you will stay sharp and clear forever, Shari"
"I love you and miss you every day Mom."
"Sure do miss you!"
"Happy Mother's Day mom. I miss you."
"Miss you neighbor, I always think of you at this time. We shared the same birthday month. I enjoy looking at these photos each year as they bring back so many memories of those days."
"I miss you and love you, dear Sister. Thinking of you, especially today, on your birthday. I have some very special memories of time with you, which I will always treasure. I'm having a box of Junior Mints today, which I remember you used to bring home to me almost everyday when you were in High School and I was in Kindergarten. Happy Birthday, Shari!"
"I've been thinking about you all day. Happy Birthday. I miss you and love you."
"Miss you girl - celebrating your birthday with our song and a margarita!"
"""Always in our life Sheri, with your energy, your especial charisma and attitude in front life challenges""
"Feliz cumpleaños Shari, siempre estàs en mi pensamiento y recuerdo todos esos buenos momentos y lo autentica que siempre fuiste, extraño nuestras platicas, te recuerdo con amor
Dios te bendiga"
"Miss you mi compatriota Mexicana!"
"Happy Birthday Mom. I love you and miss you."
"Store is not the same spirit without Sherry!
Went there this December and really miss you!!
You have wonderful daughters' missed Shannon
This season. Where R Ucnoe Shannon??
Hope all is well'n. Sharon"
"Happy Birthday to my beautiful, lovely niece Shari. From the time you were a little girl, we knew you would be a beautiful lady someday. I thought about you all day today - we miss you so much, but know that you are in the beautiful Spirit World/heaven with your Mom (my sister) & Dad & others who love you too. Someday we will all be reunited."
"Happy Birthday Shari. I hope you are eating birthday cake and ice cream. I am here in Vallarta and missing you."
"Shari was one of my favorite cousins. I am the daughter of Wes Jacob, Uncle Tug's brother. We spent so much time together in Las Vegas, Costa Mesa, Eugene and Springfield Oregon. I am so sorry to find out about her passing. We were emailing each other and lost contact a few years ago. Please know she will always be in my thoughts and prayers"
"The music on this website always reminds me of you, Shari. It's beautiful, refreshingly moving and uplifting.
I miss you. Spending time with you was always a highlight of my winter stay in Vallarta."
"Remembering you our neighbor, Shari. You were so beatiful.
Suzanne And Jim"
"Will be spending 6 weeks in PV this winter and will miss spending time with you. However plan to visit with you at your grave. Wish Shannon best of everything for all her hard work!! Sharon"
"I miss you Shari; your smiling face, bringing visiting friends and family into the store....and reliving the year we became naturalized Mexicanas!"
"You will always be on our minds, Shari. You touched so many lives."
"2 years. I miss you Mom."
"You were the sister I never had. Our family shared so many holidays, events and family time with your family. Jim and I speak of you so often. I'm sure you are smiling when you think of your beautiful, smart, wonderful girls. They are after-all your finest work! To this day, you are the most beautiful, creative hardworking person I've ever known!"
"Happy 66th, Shari. I am loving every minute that I am here in your beloved PV. Say, "Hi," to God for me."
""Always with us and always with you Shari! We miss your always friendly and loving treatment for all your friends!""
"I love you Mom. Happy Birthday."
"Happy Anniversary of your Birthday Shari. Miss you and think of you daily. Puerto Vallarta is just not the same without your presence. I will walk the beach today and look for feathers in memory of you. Veronica Henkels"
"Shari darling, Happy Birthday today -- February 25, 2012. We always remembered to send you a birthday card each year, and I miss that. I thought of you when I first got out of bed this morning. We both have such wonderful, sweet memories of our beautiful niece, Shari. We miss you so much, and pray for your happiness in Heaven with your Mom & Dad. Love you, my dear! Aunt Irene & Uncle"
"Love to you Sherri, on your 66th name day. You're always with us all. You made so many people's lives better by being you."
"Thinking of you today, mom. You should be celebrating your 66th birthday and your 21st anniversary of living in Mexico today. I miss you more than words can say and think of you every single day."
"Feliz Cumpleaños Shari, siempre estas en mi pensamiento y sigues siendo parte de mi vida, te recuerdo con amor."
"Happy Birthday, Shari!! You are truly missed and will be thinking of you today!"
"I miss you still."
"I did note have the good fortune of knowing Shari, but I can see in her daughter Kerry that her gifts will continue to bring beauty and goodness to our world."
""Always present in our life, with your energy, your especial charisma and attitude in front life challenges""
"We miss you, Shari!
My heart is still say for our loss."
"Every day I witness the beauty of my cousin Shari's soul, when I give & receive love from her cats-my adopted kids-Sabado & Baby Cat. The gentle love they freely give is the love they learned from her. I'm blessed to have such wonderful reminders that Shari is never far away."
"Shari is my beautiful, lovely, sweet niece, and my Mike and I have always loved her. We miss her so much, but we know she is happy is the Spirit World with her Mom & Dad and grandparents and many others. Someday, we will be able to be with her again - we know that! I thank whoever put the picture"
"Romeo: O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?
Juliet: What satisfaction canst thou have tonight?
Romeo: The exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine.
Juliet: I gave thee mine before thou didst request it!"
"I miss Shari so much. She was such a wonderful friend. God Bless you, sweetie. May the road rise up to meet, may the wind always be at your back and may you right now be laughing at the devil because you were in heaven an hour before he knew you were dead."
"It's been a long year, many loses, sorrow, but that is for us left behind. For Shari, for David, and the others, they are free, weightless, and watching and guiding us every moment of every day. We still feel the pain, but the edges are softer now. We never forget."
"I cherish the memories I have of my cousin Shari - every summer, those two weeks in July - we had so much fun. She brought love & happiness into the lives of so many. Her light was extinguished too soon & I will forever miss her. I hold her close in my heart."
"Happy Mother's Day. I couldn't have asked for a better mom. I miss you Mom.
"My Mom died a couple of months ago and I know these 2 strong women are holdint thier own in heaven! Sharon Steuer"
"I will miss my talks with Shari. From the time I came to live here 9 years ago and met her, she was an instant friend."
"Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends."
With Heartfelt Sympathy, Edwige"
"I met Shari around 1995 in Puerto Vallarta, and we always remained friends, even though we did not see each other often in the later years. She was truly a shining star, a vision that will remain in all of our hearts. She is truly missed.
Shirley Smith, Puerto Vallarta"
"Every visit to Puerta Vallarta I would visit Shari and her wonderful shop. She was such a beautiful and upbeat person. I always felt better after a visit to Caprichio and got lots of compliments on all the wonderful fashions I bought there. Shari and I used to joke that my closet was an extention of her store since I own so many of the items in the store. We joked about a New York branch. Sharon"
"Shari was a special person. I still miss her when I walk into the shop, however her presence is still there. I remember the day she told me that we were now sisters as she had just obtained her Mexican citizenship. (I had received mine shortly before). God Bless you Shari!
Margaret L'Ecuyer de Blocka, Puerto Vallarta"
"I am so sorry to hear of Shari's illness and passing. I only knew Shari from many years of shopping in her store. So full of life, she will definitely be missed. My condolences to her daughters, I am so sorry for your loss."
"What style, warmth and sparkle Shari gave out to the world.....I so enjoyed her company and always felt I didn't spend enough time with her. Always gracious and loving, I will miss her dearly. The memory of Shari, her laughter, her kindness, her beauty and her stories will live on in many hearts."
"I have known Shari for 12 years. I lived in Marina Vallarta,would just wander over and sit and talk. I have one of her rescued kitties with me still. She would always help us at S.O.S. animals raise money for the Gatos. My partner, David Domingo, past away suddenly in Sept while we were visiting his mother, I know and feel your lose."
"A memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 6, 2011. It will be held at 6pm at El Dorado Restaurant on the beach in Old Town in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico."
"When I discovered Caprichoso, I found the mother lode of gauze. Shari became a friend; she shared of herself so freely. She was so positive and supportive; she fostered trust: women would often “talk turkey” in her store and share ideas and experiences. I am greatly saddened by the loss of this very smart, beautiful, strong, independent, and loving woman."
""Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." Marie Curie
This quote remindes me of the conversations Shari and I had as we both grew up, again, in Vallarta. I moved to Vallarta at 38, and she had been there a while. She was greatly loved by me, I miss her, but I know she is in a much better place now!! Love Cathy Goodwin"
"Finding Her Here
“I am becoming the woman I’ve wanted, Grey at the temples,
Soft body, Delighted, Cracked up by life with a laugh that’s known bitter, But, past it, got better, Knows she’s a survivor
That whatever comes, She can outlast it.
I am becoming a Deep Weathered basket.
I am becoming the woman I’ve longed for, The motherly lover
With arms strong and tender, The growing up daughter Who blushed at surprises.I am becoming full moons And sunrises.
I find her becoming This woman I’ve wanted, Who knows she’ll encompass, Who knows she’s sufficient, Knows where she’s going
And travels with passion Who remembers she’s not scarce
Who knows she is plenty, Plenty to share.”"
"I pal-d around with Shari from 1995 to about 1999. It was as she was finishing the first part of her house. Very soon she was on to the next project which started as painting on fabric and turned into Caprichoso. She was so proud of her girls and I am sure you two carry her fearless spirit in you."
"I have known Shari since we were young, and stayed in touch with her over the years. She made me smile and laugh alot. I miss her terribly. But thanks to her girls, we have her with us in spirit, and I visit this memorial often to remind me that enjoying life is her gift for all who knew her."
"Shari was my dear friend and soul sister. My life has been blessed by her presence, & the years I lived in PV were infinitely more rich because of her constant bright light in my life. I watched her tirelessly share her wisdom and humor and love with so many people. She was a beautiful, kind, and generous spirit, a unique & cherished sweet friend. I will carry her in my heart & miss her forever."
"Sherry was our neighbor in Corvallis, Oregon, 20 years ago. Our boys and their girls grew up together. We will always remember Sherry, Jack, the girls and the pet pig. She was also our "Avon Lady". We lived across the cultesac for 11 years until Sherry moved to Mexico. We have fond memories of her and know she will be missed by all--Suzanne and Jim Callahan"
"Shari was such a positive person. When everything seemed to be down, she was up and could be so contagious that after talking to her you were convinced that all was well.
We had many telephone conversations and one of them I remember in particular. It was only about getting rid of cutter ants; and who better to ask than Shari, who loved gardening. God Bless her."
"Shari was an older cousin that I didn't know well. I do remember when she lived in Tucson, going to see her new baby, Kerry. She & Jack were excited to have another daughter to love in addition to Shannon. Her house was a treasure trove of exotic things from around the world. It seems like her life became an adventure in more than one way. Pictures show how she loved her life & those in it."
"My wife Kaye and I got to know Shari quite well and had dinner with her several times in the eleven years of our visits to Marina del Rey. I like to sing and made a C D for my friends and gave one to Shari. Every time we went to the store to see her and shop, she would ask me to sing to her and the customers. I adored your Mother. She was so much fun. WE WILL MISS HER. LOVE LEN & KAYE INDELICATO"
"Fred and I had the privelege of getting to know Shari when we lived in Bucerias. We first met her at Caprichoso and immediately knew we had a new friend. Shari sold me a few shirts and called me a "whus" for not buying the hot pink shirt. I still regret not buying that shirt and Shari told me that "you snooze, you lose!". We miss her."
"My mom was the best mom in the world. She was also an amazing person. She was strong, creative, loving, inspiring and beautiful. She moved to Mexico at age 45 and started her life over again, learned a new language and culture, designed a beautiful home, and opened her own clothing store.
She will be missed by many."
""Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."
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