Sharlene Rae Walker
October 5, 1951 – August 23, 2018
Sharlene “Shari” Walker passed away on August 23, 2018 after a courageous battle with Esophageal Cancer. Shari was at home with family when she went to be with her Heavenly Father. Shari was born on October 5, 1951 in Spokane, Washington. Her family would later move to the Seattle area. She graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in June of 1969. On December 6, 1969, Shari married Rick Walker. They were married for 37 years and raised three children. Shari was recently retired after 30 years of working dispatch for Shannon and Rural Metro Ambulance. She loved anything that had to do with EMS. In 1979 she became a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Gold Bar District 26. In 1991 she became the Fire Commissioner for District 26. Shari even completed police academy training in 1987. She spent her life helping others. Everyone who knew her loved her. Shari loved spending time with her family. It was her greatest joy. Ask anyone and they will tell you that Shari was the most loving, giving, and kindest person you would ever meet. Her family and friends will miss her greatly. When we think of Shari we will see that beautiful smile and hear her laughter that was contagious. Shari was preceded in death by her husband, Rick Walker; parents, Richard and Leola; and brother, Jim Miller. She is survived by her daughters, Ericka (Jody) Juarez and Trista (Brian) Box; son, Zachariah (Christa) Walker; grandchildren, Justine Juarez, Tyson (Allix) Juarez, and Zoe Box; and brother, Terry (Theresa) Miller and sister, Janean Wjvold. Memorial service TBD. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to your local fire department. Please visit www.floralhillslynnwood.com to leave your condolences in Shari’s online guestbook.
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September 16, 2018
Shari is my loving sister who is going to be deeply missed. We were treated like twins and dressed alike until 3rd grade. That meant double birthdays for a few years too. Together we practiced music with private lessons, playing piano in recitals and string instruments in orchestra, singing in choirs and jazz ensembles and at church. We did almost everything together up to our adult years.
We have remained close and know each other's secrets. We confided in each other and comforted each other since the passing of our loving Daddy when we were young. That changed our destiny. We grew up without our Dad's loving words of wisdom and arms that wrapped around us tightly. We were lost but had each other. Mom worked hard to support us as a single parent and to keep us in the lifestyle becoming to a middle-class Christian family.
I told her repeatedly that she was brave in the face of her diagnosis and treatments. She answered, "I am just following their guidelines." Shari remained faithful in her faith to the end. I will see you and be with you again.
September 6, 2018
Shari was such a positive and caring individual! We feel very honored to have known her for a short time, but grateful for that time we had together. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this time.