ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beautiful mother, Shari Campbell wh passed away on October 7, 2010. We will remember her forever.
October 9, 2022
October 9, 2022
Hey, my friend, my confidant! You always wanted to make things and people better, which you did by the way! I bet you never thought it would be YOU who has stood the test of time. Wow, you must be wondering, geez, what the heck is going on with the world. You would be rolling up your sleeves & getting to work! I still have conversations with you. Your still a great listener. Best to your family. I’m sure Shannon & Kerry are exceptional young women. Love you always, until we have coffee together. Marie and Jim Wilson
October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022
Thinking of your two daughters and all those whom you left behind and will never forget you. Sending you love up in heaven and wishing I would of met you during your path on this planet earth!! Marlene Haselbauer
October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022
Missing my dear Sister, and wishing I would have had more time with her! She was uniquely gifted, intelligent, beautiful, and had a big heart for helping anyone in need, and she had a great sense of humor. Remembering special times with her as we were growing up, and I am thankful I was blessed to have her as my big Sister. 
February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022
Hey Kiddo, I so wish I were able to share all my experiences since our move. How beautiful & fun my grandkids are. You would laugh your beautiful behind off watching me try to keep up with them @ our age. I know you would come & visit here for sure. Thank you for letting me be a part of your family. I’m a better person for it. My best to Kerry & Shannon & the rest of the family. Save a glass of wine & a seat at the table for me until we are together again. Love Jim & Marie Wilson
February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022
Thnking of you today in a very special day and joining your 2 beloved daughters in their dedication and thoughts of you today on your special Day!
February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022
To Pam, Kip and the girls, I think of you sister and mother very often, with just the best memories.

Love to you all, Marc
February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022
Thinking of my Sister, Shari especially today, on what would have been her 76th birthday. She was vibrant, creative, brilliant, fun and beautiful, and had such a big heart, especially for anyone who was in need. Thankful she was my big Sis, and for my beautiful nieces, Shannon & Kerry!  Sending love and big hugs to you both today! ❤️. Thank you, Marc, for your kind words, too! 
October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021
My wonderful memories nor my missing my
good friend does not wane with time.
I think Shari’s strong and powerful energy remains. While I would love to being having coffee or sitting down having a glass of wine to discuss Covid etc.. I’m sure we would end up laughing & both of us would end up feeling better.
Hey kiddo, I’m raising a glass to you, until we see each other again. Luv ya Always Marie Wilson
October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021
Dear old friend Shari,
Of course I still miss you!
I carry you, alive in my heart...
Love you forever XO Andrea
October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021
Thinking of You today in a very special way as I feel as I knew you while you were passing through this Planet Earth but through your daughters I feel as though I knew you!! Sending you prayers and love, Marlene ❤️
February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021
Happy 75th birthday Mom!
Happy 30th Mexico birthday!
Thinking of you on your day.

Love ya
February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021
Thinking of my beautiful mother on what would have been her 75th birthday, as well as her 30th ‘Mexico birthday’. I love you and miss you so much.

Also, giggling to myself after reading Marie Wilson’s tribute because I definitely got the ‘geez’ from my mom. ☺️ Thank you! Whenever I saw it, I actually hear her voice saying it in my head. ❤️
February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021
Missing my Sister, Shari, and thankful I was blessed to have her in my life! I always looked up to her as we were growing up...she was so creative, intelligent, and beautiful, and fun!  I have sweet memories of her doing my hair, bringing me Junior Mints from school, and this week I was thinking of getting to spend the night with her the night before she got married. I got to be her "Junior bridesmaid", and I remember making little turquoise and lavender tulle bundles of rice tied with ribbon for the wedding guests to through. She made me feel special and loved! Miss you, dear, Sister. Jesus, please give Shari a big hug for me today and tell her I love her & miss her! 
February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021
Shari would always say Geez, when I would tell her how did she get sooo lucky to have brains, beauty, creativity, tenacity AND such a wonderful kind heart and soul. So what I say to Shari today is even in death you are Still all of those things. I’m also pretty sure, you made sure to pass those on to Kerry and Shannon. I love you my friend, and miss you terribly. Love Marie Wilson
February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021
As I do ever since I met your daughters I think of you and wish I could of met you while your path through this planet earth. Sending you love and prayers, Marlene
October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020
I was just thinking what Shari would think of this crazy 2020 & the political climate, Actually I know. We had so much fun working on political campaigns together. I remember when she started sanding & staining by hand every single piece of trim throughout the house. She may physically be gone, but her amazing spirit & presence Is strong. S & K luv you Marie Wilson
October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020
I posted this yesterday on social media:

Today marks a decade without her.  

In some ways it feels like yesterday, I can still remember walking down the hall alone, in that Mexican hospital, knowing it was the very last time I’d ever see her. In other ways it feels like it happened a lifetime ago.

Her life started over on her 45th birthday where she left an unhappy place and moved to her most favorite place, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Over the next almost 20 years she created a new and improved life for herself. She learned a new language, became a Mexican citizen, saved numerous cats, bought land and designed her own home and beautifully landscaped yard. Workers at the house would marvel at the work she insisted on doing herself. But that wasn’t enough, in 1999 she decided to open her very own boutique, Caprichoso, to first feature her hand painted clothing and household items, then to go on to carry two popular Mexican clothing brands. She loved her customers. She'd pick out outfits, accessorize them and keep the husbands occupied with shots and insider tips on PV. Her customers left her store feeling happy and fabulous. She had an magical aura around her. People were drawn to her. She made her store successful and it was never the same after she was gone.

She was beautiful, always stylish and put together. Christmas morning didn’t start until mom had on her makeup on. She was fearless and independent. She taught me how to balance my checkbook, wire a lamp, do my own taxes, drive a stick shift, hammered into my brain that credit cards were bad, and to never have to rely on a man for anything. She was a ‘fun’ mom, the neighborhood boys taught her to skateboard. She was very liberal with the frivolous things, like makeup, clothing, pierced ears and music. Tattoos came later and they didn’t bother her one bit. She'd introduce me then say 'and these are her tattoos!' and go on to explain them. She was more strict with the important things, like chores, homework and dating. She loved animals, we always had cats, a dog and even a pet pig! See...fun mom!

On October 7th, 2010 the world lost the most amazing, beautiful, loving, giving, and joyful 64 year old woman: my mom. Life isn’t fair.
October 7, 2020
October 7, 2020
I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since you left us. I miss you tons.
October 7, 2020
October 7, 2020
Even though I never met you it is as though I did through your 2 wonderful daughters and I am sending you prayers and best wishes today on your birthday!!!! Marlene
October 7, 2020
October 7, 2020
It was the saddest of days, but the memories of times together are just the best.
February 26, 2020
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!
February 26, 2020
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
February 25, 2020
February 25, 2020
Happy birthday Mom. Thinking of you today and missing our 3 hour marathon lunches. Love you!
February 25, 2020
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
February 25, 2020
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
February 25, 2020
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
October 8, 2019
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.
October 8, 2019
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! 
October 7, 2019
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
October 7, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
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
February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019
Happy birthday Sheri! Thinking of you as everyone! We miss you! Arturo.
February 26, 2019
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. ❤️
February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019
Happy birthday mom! Thinking of you and celebrating your beautiful life. ❤️
October 8, 2018
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.
October 8, 2018
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
October 7, 2018
October 7, 2018
Sheri, we Miss you so much! We remember you with a lot of love! Present on your birthday
October 7, 2018
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
October 7, 2018
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.
October 7, 2018
October 7, 2018
Dear Shannon and Kerry thinking of you both in a very special way today! Much love, Marlene ❤️❤️❤️
October 7, 2017
October 7, 2017
Often thought of, never forgotten. I often think of you Shari.
October 7, 2017
October 7, 2017
Thinking of you both Shannon and Kerry in a very special way! My prayers to Shari up in Heaven❤️
October 7, 2017
October 7, 2017
As the song goes, You are Always On My Mind, never more true.
Page 1 of 4

Leave a Tribute

Light a Candle
Lay a Flower
Leave a Note
 
Recent Tributes
October 9, 2022
October 9, 2022
Hey, my friend, my confidant! You always wanted to make things and people better, which you did by the way! I bet you never thought it would be YOU who has stood the test of time. Wow, you must be wondering, geez, what the heck is going on with the world. You would be rolling up your sleeves & getting to work! I still have conversations with you. Your still a great listener. Best to your family. I’m sure Shannon & Kerry are exceptional young women. Love you always, until we have coffee together. Marie and Jim Wilson
October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022
Thinking of your two daughters and all those whom you left behind and will never forget you. Sending you love up in heaven and wishing I would of met you during your path on this planet earth!! Marlene Haselbauer
October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022
Missing my dear Sister, and wishing I would have had more time with her! She was uniquely gifted, intelligent, beautiful, and had a big heart for helping anyone in need, and she had a great sense of humor. Remembering special times with her as we were growing up, and I am thankful I was blessed to have her as my big Sister. 
Recent stories

Everything was fun with Shari

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

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

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'

Invite Shari's friends and family:

E-mail Invitation

Facebook Post