Celebration of Life planned Saturday for Sharon VanHoutte, 1958-2019

Family and friends will gather Saturday to celebrate the life of Sharon L. VanHoutte. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing with the community:

Sharon Louise VanHoutte
January 6, 1958 – February 20, 2019

Our “lucky penny” Angel

Sharon L. VanHoutte, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, brought joy and happiness to all lives she touched. Shortly after her 61st birthday, Sharon peacefully passed away on February 20, 2019, and went to heaven, where she will live eternally with her savior.

Sharon lived her entire life in West Seattle. She met the love of her life, Curt, and married in 1979. They had two children, Shawna and Ryan, whom she loved and adored.

She was the woman who had everything done at the end of the day. Her diligence allowed her family to live simply and love life. She might as well have published Good Housekeeping. She liked to cook, dance, garden, walk Alki Beach with Curt; they attended all their kids’ sporting events and participated in school field trips. Sharon cherished her Christmas Eve hors d’oeuvres spreads and her infamous snowmen collection.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Virginia Cocherl, and sister Chris. She is survived her husband Curt, daughter Shawna (Tim), son Ryan, granddaughter Laylina, Mom (in law) Pat, brother Steve, sisters Donna (Bruce), Holly, Kellie (Tony), and in-laws Vicki (Dean), Karen (Mark), and Scott. Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who were like family to her because family was most important. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

There will be a celebration of life March 2nd, from 12 pm-4 pm, at St. Bernadette’s Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

“Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.” -Pierre Beaumarchais

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1 Reply to "Celebration of Life planned Saturday for Sharon VanHoutte, 1958-2019"

  • Raelyn Baskett (Freeberg) March 1, 2019 (2:19 pm)

    Dear family,  I’m so sorry to hear Sharon has passed away.  My deepest sympathy to you all .  I too just lost my sister on january 1st to dementia!  😩61 is to young to leave this world, was she sick?   I graduated with Sharon and we had a lot of great times together, she was always fun!!    May she Rest In Peace and again I’m so sorry.    Raelyn

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