ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Shari Campbell 64 years old , born on February 25, 1946 and passed away on October 7, 2010. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Pam Wheeler on February 26, 2020
Missing my Sister Shari and thinking of many special times we shared growing up! I always thought she was so pretty, talented and so "cool" as a big sister! Her creativity was amazing, and inspiring!  She was and will always be dearly loved! Thank you Kerry & Shannon for keeping this site going. Love and hugs to you!
Posted by Margaret Blocka on February 26, 2020
Although I no longer live in Vallarta, every time I'm visiting, as i drive by the store location I wish you were still there! Miss shopping, chats, and sharing memories about when we received our Mexican citizenships! I hope you are resting peacefully! xxoo
Posted by Kerry Campbell on February 25, 2020
Happy birthday Mom. Thinking of you today and missing our 3 hour marathon lunches. Love you!
Posted by Marie Wilson on February 25, 2020
To my forever beautiful friend! How is it after all this time I always smile when I think of you? You would laugh and say Geez, I can’t believe your actually in AZ. You would love seeing Brys 2 children. Best to Shannon & Kerry. Thank you for continuing to honor your mom. She certainly is deserving of it. Love Marie Wilson
Posted by Andrea Saba on February 25, 2020
I still miss you dear old friend Shari! Thos e were good times in PV. I think about you often and send LOVE. XO Andrea
Posted by Marlene Haselbauer on February 25, 2020
Even though I never met you during your time down in our Planet Earth, I know you through your 2 wonderful daughters and I am sending you prayers and best wishes today on your birthday!!!! Marlene
Posted by Margaret Blocka on October 8, 2019
I can hardly believe it's been 9 years! Sure miss seeing you in the store and catching up but I can imagine Heaven is a prettier place with you there.
Posted by Pam Wheeler on October 8, 2019
Thinking of and missing my dear Sister, Shari, especially today. Can't believe it's been 9 years! She was beautiful, intelligent, funny, had an amazing energy and love for life and her family! I am thankful she was my big Sister, and for the memories I have of special times with her. Thank you, Kerry & Shannon for all the pictures and memories of your Mom here! Love and hugs to you! 
Posted by Kerry Campbell on October 7, 2019
❤️ Missing you today and every day. ❤️
Posted by Marie Wilson on October 7, 2019
Shari always had a light and energy around her that was infectious. Her voice, appearance and action is so vivid in my minds eye. Just thinking of her always makes me smile. I will never forget you my friend. Thank you Shannon and Kerri for doing this. My love always jim Marie and Bryan
Posted by Marc Leap on October 7, 2019
It is always wonderful to think of Shari. And, a special thanks to Kerry and Shannon for keeping her in our thoughts.
Posted by Marlene Haselbauer on October 7, 2019
Never got to know you but I feel as if I do through your wonderful daughters I know that they sadly miss you they lovingly remember you every day no longer in their lives to share but in their hearts you are always there. Sending you prayers on your 9th anniversary up in heaven, Marlene
Posted by Marc Leap on February 27, 2019
Just the best memories
Posted by Marlene Haselbauer on February 26, 2019
Happy Birthday I never had the privilege to meet you but I have the privilege to know both your daughters and I can see the wonderful job you did while raising them and the continued love they have for you. Happiness up above. ❤️
Posted by ARTURO ABAUNZA on February 26, 2019
Happy birthday Sheri! Thinking of you as everyone! We miss you! Arturo.
Posted by Kerry Campbell on February 25, 2019
Happy birthday mom! Thinking of you and celebrating your beautiful life. ❤️
Posted by Alicia Wennstrom on October 8, 2018
Colorful flowers, avon lipstick samples and the prettiest mama I know! Your daughters are two of my most favorite people in the world. Thank you for sharing them with me! ❤️ We love and miss you, Shari.
Posted by Kerry Campbell on October 8, 2018
Missing you so much. I love you Mom.
Posted by Antonio G Marquez on October 8, 2018
Shari hoy en tu aniversario 8 extraño tu entusiasmo talento y energia pero sobre todo tu amistad tu cariño y fortaleza, te mando un abrazo muy grande hasta el cielo
Posted by Marie Wilson on October 7, 2018
Dear Shannon & Kerry, I miss your mom so much. We shared so much, talked, laughed & enjoyed you so much. Jim & I were just talking about how she probably would be one of the first people to visit us in Arizona. She would say Geez, your grandparents a your age!!!. Smart, beautiful, hard working creative & best friend ever. Love Marie Wilson
Posted by ARTURO ABAUNZA on October 7, 2018
Sheri, we Miss you so much! We remember you with a lot of love! Present on your birthday
Posted by Shannon Campbell on October 7, 2018
It's hard to believe she's been gone for 8 years ago today. I miss her terribly and think of her every single day.
Posted by Marlene Haselbauer on October 7, 2018
Dear Shannon and Kerry thinking of you both in a very special way today! Much love, Marlene ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Kerry Campbell on February 25, 2018
Happy Birthday Mom! Missing you every day.
Posted by Marlene Haselbauer on February 25, 2018
Happy Birthday up in Heaven ❤️
Posted by ARTURO ABAUNZA on October 9, 2017
Shari, you are present in us forever!
Posted by Marc Leap on October 7, 2017
As the song goes, You are Always On My Mind, never more true.
Posted by Marie Wilson on October 7, 2017
I was just talking about the cable resin table you made. You were always creatively fearless. You had 1 gear, it translated in passion and love. You continue to inspire me my dear dear friend. I want to tell you Bryan has a beautiful, smart & happy baby girl. Her name stands for fair hair warrior. I miss you. Marie Wilson
Posted by Sharon Steuer on October 7, 2017
Will be in PV next month! Miss your lovely energy
At your store. Sharon your friend from Long Island
Posted by Shannon Campbell on October 7, 2017
It's hard to believe it has been seven years since I last saw my mom.

The world lost one of the good ones that day....she was loved by so many, made friends with strangers wherever she was, kids adored her, animals always found their way to her....her fun personality and love for life was infectious.
Posted by Kerry Campbell on October 7, 2017
Thinking of you and remembering lots of fun, silly, and happy stories. I miss you lots.
Posted by Margaret Blocka on October 7, 2017
Often thought of, never forgotten. I often think of you Shari.
Posted by Marlene Haselbauer on October 7, 2017
Thinking of you both Shannon and Kerry in a very special way! My prayers to Shari up in Heaven❤️
Posted by Pam Wheeler on February 25, 2017
Thinking of my Sister, Shari, today on what would have been her 71st birthday. Today I am remembering many special times we shared together over the years, and I wish she were her to celebrate her birthday. Love and miss you, dear Sister!
Posted by Christine Soto on February 25, 2017
Shari I am sure you are so proud of your daughters as they continue to show their love and gratitude for you as the great individual you were. You are in my thoughts always. Love You Christine
Posted by Kerry Campbell on February 25, 2017
Happy birthday Mom! Thinking of you. Hope you are surrounded by gardenias, plumerias, and beautiful flowers. I love you.
Posted by Marlene Haselbauer on February 25, 2017
Wow, one more year and its your birthday one more time. I have come to know Shari these past few years through the eyes of her daughters, and it's fascinating to get to know you even though you are no longer
on this Plane Earth with us, Happy Birthday up in heaven.
Posted by Marc Leap on February 25, 2017
Thinking of you is just the best way to start everyday.
Posted by Marie Wilson on October 9, 2016
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.
Posted by Pam Wheeler on October 8, 2016
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!
Posted by Sharon Steuer on October 8, 2016
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
Posted by Kerry Campbell on October 8, 2016
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.
Posted by Shannon Campbell on October 7, 2016
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.
Posted by Marlene Haselbauer on October 7, 2016
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
Posted by Marc Leap on October 7, 2016
The best part of the day are the memories.
Posted by Leon Drennan on October 7, 2016
Only 57 years since I started to love Shari, not that many more to go.
Posted by ARTURO ABAUNZA on October 7, 2016
"Forever missed with your energy, charisma and attitude... Always Present Shari"
Posted by Heather Kesten on February 29, 2016
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
Posted by Shannon Campbell on February 28, 2016
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.
Posted by Irene Dougherty on February 26, 2016
I miss my beautiful, sweet niece Shari, but I do know that she is happy with family in Paradise. Love, Aunt Irene
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Posted by Pam Wheeler on February 26, 2020
Missing my Sister Shari and thinking of many special times we shared growing up! I always thought she was so pretty, talented and so "cool" as a big sister! Her creativity was amazing, and inspiring!  She was and will always be dearly loved! Thank you Kerry & Shannon for keeping this site going. Love and hugs to you!
Posted by Margaret Blocka on February 26, 2020
Although I no longer live in Vallarta, every time I'm visiting, as i drive by the store location I wish you were still there! Miss shopping, chats, and sharing memories about when we received our Mexican citizenships! I hope you are resting peacefully! xxoo
Posted by Kerry Campbell on February 25, 2020
Happy birthday Mom. Thinking of you today and missing our 3 hour marathon lunches. Love you!
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Everything was fun with Shari

Shared by Marie Wilson on February 25, 2019

Our families had brunch at Sammy’s Restaurant many times after church, went camping, shared holidays and birthdays.  Our children played together.   We planned House colors, landscaping, holiday cookies and decorations. She always elevated everything to a higher level. If there was “anything” in unset magazine, Sharie could do it! Like a sunroom.  More importantly she was a friend and confidant.  Still the most beautiful person I’ve ever known with an enormous capacity to live and love. 

An inspiration to me

Shared by Alicia Wennstrom on December 30, 2010

 

Shari was a strong, independent, beautiful and loving woman and she raised her daughters (Kerry, my best friend from the age of 12 and Shannon, whom I've always adored as well) to be the same.

I can honestly say that without Shari's influence, I'm not sure we would have our son, Nate. By witnessing the loving bond between my Kerry and her mom and her sister, I was able to see that love knew no bounds. Kerry and Shannon were the sisters I wish I could have had and their connection was one I would have wanted, if I'd had a sister of my own. Kerry and Shari were closer than most mothers and daughters I knew and there were times when I envied that closeness (and still do!). When we were waiting for Nate to come home from Korea, because I had the experience of knowing Shari and Kerry, I had no doubt in my being that Nate would be my son, 100%. That I could love him every bit as much as I loved Hailey and Eli and that they would love him and he would be their baby brother, just as if he had been born into our family. Once Nate was older and we had questions about parenting an adopted child (because there are differences and special situations that arise), I looked to Kerry and her mom for advice. I asked Kerry about how her mom had handled certain things because, in every way I knew, Kerry was comfortable in her skin and had an amazing, confident nature. This, even though Kerry was raised in a small Oregon town with little-to-no access to other adoptees, Korean adoptee role models or Korean culture. Because there was a small university in town, Shari found someone to come and teach Kerry Korean for a short time...until Kerry was no longer interested. But her main focus was on raising Kerry to be a loving, strong, independent and intelligent young woman.

Growing up, Kerry's home and family were my second home and family. I have so many special memories...I feel more connected, in many ways, to Kerry's family than to my own. Some of my favorite times with Kerry were spent rummaging through tiny Avon lipstick samples. Shari was an Avon lady and she was BEAUTIFUL! Her makeup, skin and hair were always gorgeous and I looked to her for beauty secrets and products. There were summer days spent doing manicures and rubbing skin-so-soft lotion into our arms and legs....to keep the mosquitoes at bay while we lounged in the grass in their yard! I can't see an Avon catalogue on a doctor's office table without thinking of Shari. As an independent business woman, I've thought back often, to the warm way Kerry's mom dealt with her customers and the personal notes signed with her name that she sent out. I've tried to maintain relationships with my own customers in the same way.

Shari's meticulous housekeeping was something I always admired! In all the time I spent at Kerry's house growing up, I never saw it messy! Kerry explained her mom's special "card system" for keeping things clean and how she enlisted her family in keeping it up. Now, she WAS a natural clean-freak, so I think that kind of organization came easier to her than it has for me....but she has definitely been my role-model in this department, as well!

This spring, as Kerry was getting ready to graduate from college, Shari's doctor in Mexico discovered a cancerous tumor. Shari decided that she would come up for Kerry's graduation and put off the operation so that she could enjoy this moment with her daughter and spend a few relaxing days with her. I asked if I could take some photos of the two of them, while she was here because I knew it was a special time for them and because, selfishly, I wanted my own nice photos of these two really awesome women that I loved. Because of her illness, Shari was nervous about the photos and nervous about seeing us. She felt she looked awful. I thought she was beautiful and I promised to adjust the coloring in the photos, to take out the yellowish hue that had emerged in her skin. Even though this ugly disease was attacking her body, she stayed strong and positive.

As the sun set on this amazing mother's life, I'm thankful for everything I've been able to learn from her. I know that Shan and Kerry carry with them this strong, amazing woman's spirit and in my ongoing relationship with them, I'll see Shari again and again, as her lovely spirit is reflected in who they are and will be.

Thank you, Shari...for being who you were and sharing yourself with me through your sweet girls!



 

Mi Prima, Shari

Shared by Julie Christensen-Choate on December 7, 2010

My cousin, Shari~

I remember as a child in Tucson, AZ when Shari & Jack lived not too far from us.  Shannon was born on my birthday, July 5th; then they were blessed with Kerry & they made the most beautiful little Family!

Shari & Jack moved to Oregon, afterwhich we were able to make regular visits.  Shair's mom, my Aunt Peggy, stayed close to daddy (her bro) & our Family was always close. 

I moved to Oregon in 1981, where Shari & I got closer.  I got to see the family regularly as I worked part-time for Jack & played "baby-sitter" to the girls. :)  When I was in a hit-by-car accident in '82 Shari was so good to care for me. ... she was a God-send, helping when I really needed someone~a good Friend.

When Shari moved to PV, I was able to take my first-ever 'real' vacation to visit her & Antonio;  I was in love with everything Shari showed me!  The first day there, She & Antonio took me on a very thorough tour & introduced me to so many special people there, altho I still don't speak Spanish well & couldn't tell you all their names~when we got back to the house in the eve.I asked Shari what she had said when she introduced me to everyone & Antonia laughed as she said, "I told them, 'This is my cousin, Julie, if you should see her....just make sure she gets home safely."

I was able to see all the wonderful things that Shari had done wtih the time in Mexico; able to see her begin her business~handmaking clothing:dresses, shirts with a beautiful Chili Design on them.  Together we went to visit her artist-friends & to visit an elderly woman in "Buenos Aires" (?)...I still can't remember her name, but I remember how everyone loved Shari.  She had that kind nature & glowing inner strength about her...

I came home from the beach one day & she smiled at me & said, 'What's wrong, you're walking funny?"  I replied, "I burned my chi-chi's..."  & she said, "Those aren't your chi-chi's...these (as she showed me...) are your chi-chi's; THOSE are your pompas!"  :)

I miss you so much!  I remember the day I learned of your illness & my daddy called me directly & I just sobbed...not my Shari!!!  Since then I've grown closer to Pam & Shannon & Kerry & 3 of Shari's Mexi-kitties, which I've adopted.  In this way, I will always be close to you.  And it is only my Faith, in God, in Eternity, that helps me through~but I Thank You, my beautiful Shari, for bringing me back onto the lives of your beautiful girls~now wonderful Women!  They have your strength of Spirit.  & I treasure your kitties, ... Sabado loves his new couch.  :)

I'm sorry it took me so long to come visit you again; I was afraid I couldn't stand the pain of you leaving & missing you all over.  But, I'm here...

Forever!

~Julie, 'with the Beautiful ears'