Shawna Nausley

April 8, 1980March 30, 2021

Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother & Friend

Olympia - It is with great sadness and much love that we mourn the passing of Shawna Marie Nausley, of Olympia on March 30, 2021, at the young age of 40, after a lengthy hospitalization. She touched the lives of many and will forever live in the hearts of her family and friends.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 17 years, Donnie; son: Levi; parents Gary and Sandi (Daniels) Butler; sister: Nicole Noel (Shane); nephews: Blake Noel, Brad Noel, Bailey Noel, Mikey Brown (Chris), Jesse Brown, and Austin Ayers; niece Tina Vorse (Jared); great nephew Wyatt Vorse; mother-in-law Pat Nausley; sister-in-law, Donna Harrington (Keith) and Dianna McKeon (Kyle); aunts, uncles, as well as numerous relatives and friends. She will also be missed by her work family at Health Care Authority.

She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Donald Nausley, Sr. and her beloved pets, Rocky and Zoey.

Shawna was born on April 8, 1980 in Olympia Washington to Gary and Sandi (Daniels) Butler. She was raised in Olympia and graduated from North Thurston High School in 1998. She married the love of her life on November 6, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada and gave birth to her only son, Levi on May 4, 2004. She dedicated her life to her family! She took great pride in being a mom and wife. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, decorating, and being crafty. Her Sundays during football season were reserved for her Seahawks. She was passionate about music and shared this love with her father. She was a night owl and was common to find her jamming to her play list at 2:00am while cleaning. Shawna’s love of comedy and travel was evidenced by their frequent trips to Vegas which earned her the nickname of “Little Vegas”.

Shawna began her state career in January 2000 while moonlighting at the Ritz Cleaners. Early in her career she worked briefly for both Department of Licensing and Department of Labor & Industries, and for a couple of years for the Department of Ecology before finding her career-home in the Medicaid program at the Department of Social and Health Services. She later transferred to Health Care Authority during the Medicaid merger in July of 2011 and finished her career in the Financial Services as a Medical Assistance Specialist.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Lacey, 4705 22nd Ave SE, Lacey, 98503 at 3:00pm.


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Pape Janice

April 13, 2021

My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. I will miss Shawna's quick wit, laughter, kindness, and smile.
We worked by side by side and I will truly miss our Seahawk girl! Rest easy my sweet friend ❤


April 9, 2021

Shawna, You will be missed by so many people who Loved you. I have many many memories of you, especially your sunglasses now that was TOTALLY "LITTLE VEGAS". You were fantastic as a Wife & Mother. Donnie and Levi will be ok, they know you are looking over them. Take care will see you one day, Love you Auntie EM.

Janie Richards

April 8, 2021

I was very saddened to hear of Shawna's passing. She truly was a beautiful soul and it was reflected in her amazing smile. I had the honor and blessing of knowing her at HCA.

I offer my heartfelt condolences and prayers for family during this most difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss and may God give you abundant strength and comfort as He is with you.

I am celebrating Shawna's beautiful life with you today and always.

Paula Williamson

April 7, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Shawna's family, friends, and coworkers.

At HCA, Shawna's desk was just outside our HR office suite and I would see her almost daily when we all worked onsite. She always brightened my day with her beautiful smile - which she had for everyone. We are all deeply saddened by her loss.

Marybeth Davis

April 1, 2021

I send my condolences to Donnie, Levi and her family. I enjoyed working with her daily. My fondest memories are the tailgate parties we had at work during football season! The competition was tough if you aren't a Seahawk fan! We did a lot of trash talking! Well it was probably me, but she laughed. I will miss her greatly.

Jennifer Burns

April 1, 2021

I knew Shawna from HCA. I always thought she was so pretty, and that smile! She had a thousand watt smile that would light up a room. She always dressed so cute. She sure knew how to put together an outfit. One day I stopped her and said "Girl, I just want to go look through your closet!" She smiled and said, "I wouldn't mind going through your closet too!". From that day forward when passing in the hall or on a walk outside, we would comment on each others fashion choice or share where we bought that super cute top. Although I didn't know her well, I felt she possessed a kind and generous soul. I am deeply, deeply saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bless you all.

Michelle Beckwith

April 1, 2021

I am truly sorry for your loss. I met Shawna through Sabrena. Shawna was always smiling and friendly. Shawna, Sabrena and I had walked on occasion or had lunch together. My heart breaks for your family to loss her so young. May God's had be on your hearts while he is holding her close to him.