Sharee Christine (Bedker) STRATTON Age 58, of Snohomish, WA. passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer Sunday, September 30, 2007. Sharee was born in Garden City, Kansas on August 10, 1949, daughter of Walter Eugene Bedker and Ramona Dolores Grady (Bedker), now Kastler. Sharee is preceded in death by her father, Walter Eugene Bedker, and is survived by her mother Ramona Delores Grady Kastler and husband Rudy Kastler; siblings, older brother Mike Bedker and his 4 children: Natalie, Melanie and Marissa, and Shawn Bedker (Tina) and their daughter Julia; sister Rhonda Seymour (William) and their 6 children: Bill Jr. Seymour, Nicole Freeman (Mike) and their 3 children (Calvin, Katie and Carter), Danielle Seymour (fiancé Matt) and their 2 sons (Austin D and Austin K), Clancy Seymour (fiancé Nicole), Siaosi and Felila; and brother John Bedker and his daughter Amy Colvin (Mike) and their 2 children, Jessica and Katie. Sharee also leaves behind former husband Pat Stratton, their 3 boys, and 8 grandchildren: Mike Stratton and his 2 children, Jessica and Carlie. Duke Stratton and his three 3 children, Brianna, Shalyn and Kassey. And Shane Stratton (Julie) and their 3 children, Nick, Page and Madelyn. And many loving, wonderful friends. Sharee took great pride in running her own business for many years, raising her three children, and spending time with her grandchildren. Sharee especially enjoyed her time at home. She spent countless hours working in her yard and garden as well as others, not to mention whipping up her favorite recipes in the kitchen. Her love of animals was apparent for all who saw how she doted on her beloved cats, and especially any other critters that were fortunate to find her doorstep. We will miss you Sharee, sister, mother, grandmother and friend, especially the "sugar cookies," late night phone calls and beautiful gardens. We would like to thank everyone for all your prayers and time. Services will be held on October 22, 2007 at 10:30, at St. Michaels Catholic Church of Snohomish, WA, 1512 Pine Ave, off of 13th St. All are welcome.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 14, 2007.