Sharon Unger
1940 - 2021

February 20, 1940 ˜ April 7, 2021

Shari was born in Redding, CA, to Tom and Crystal Richards, passing in Vancouver, WA surrounded by family at 81.
She was preceded in death by both her parents; her only son, Wes Pettit Jr; sister, Robin Richards; and husband, Clair Unger.
She leaves behind three daughters, Cheryl Reber, Suzi and Patty Pettit; 10 grandchildren, Brittny Michaelson, Courtny Roberts, Lace Breckenridge, Joseph and David Hill, Dustin, Corissa, Levi, Micah and Alaura Cook; five great-grandchildren, Keira Roberts, Eden, Evalyn and Kennedy Cook and Wesley Veale; five sisters, Kathy Randol, Marjorie Avery, Judy Chipman, Janet Lee and Debbie Kilby; two brothers, Tom and Ron Richards; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shari spent over 30+ years with Kaiser Permanente as an intensive cardiac care nurse, labor negotiations team member and nursing supervisor at Bess Kaiser Hospital.
She and husband Clair enjoyed golfing, traveling, being involved with The Columbia River Drag Boat Assoc. and snowbirding between Vancouver and Yuma, AZ.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. July 17 at Paradise Ranch in LaCenter, WA. All are invited to attend.
For more info contact Suzi at [email protected]
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Published by The Columbian on Jun. 13, 2021.
Memorial service
Paradise Ranch
, LaCenter, WA
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I met Sharon while my mother, Adele, lived at Van Mall Assisted Living. Mom knew the larhe farming Unger family of Forest Grove, Oregon. Sharon said she wasn't related, but every time I saw her after that, we always greeted each other. She was always pleasant to speak with. Wish they were both here with us. Condolences, hugs, and good memories to her family.
Molly Johnston Miner
July 15, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Shari’s passing. As a new RN grad in 1973, I lived in the same apartment complex as Shari. I came to know her as a warm, funny and very competent person. She was truly a mentor to me as I went to work later that year at Bess Kaiser. You and your family are in my heart and prayers.
Stephanie Cody
June 13, 2021
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