In memory of Shauna L.

6/1/1950 - 9/1/2017 Tulsa, Oklahoma

A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. -- Eeyore

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You can keep my things. They've come to take me home.

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The Playlist

Shauna's Songs

  • Sugar, Sugar The Archies
  • The Sound of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
  • Leaving, on a Jet Plane John Denver
  • I Shall Be Released Bob Dylan
  • Paradise John Prine

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Shauna's Story

- Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1950 to single mother Rose

- Grew up an with her older sister Helen, very close with her mother, grandmother and sister.

- Enjoyed dance, fashion and books

- Married her high school sweetheart John in 1970 and they moved to San Francisco 

- Had one daughter, Elsie in 1975

- Worked as a librarian until her passing in 2015 from lung cancer. She is survived by her daughter Elsie and husband John

For the Love of Books

A Librarian from the Start

Shauna loved books. From the day she was born, it seemed like she was talking and looking at stuff. Her idea of a fun night in high school invovled curling up with her cat and a good book. She was one of kind and truly the kindest, most sensitive soul. I believe her empathy came from reading so many books and hearing so many stories! So it was no surprise when she became a librarian. She worked there up until she got sick and was always asking for new books in the hospital. Her favorite was 'How to Kill a Mockingbird'. It's hard not to think of her when I see that book. -- story from her sister, Helen

Simple Sugar Cookies

This was one of her favorite recipes


- 2 3/4 cups flour  - 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder  - 1 cup softened butter

- 1 1/2 cup white sugar  - 1 egg

- 1 teaspoon vanilla


- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.

- Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.