The Curry Coastal Pilot

Sharon I. Westbury, 72, of Brookings, passed away Jan. 6, 2013, in Crescent City.

Sharon was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Orval and Alice (Gillock) Evans.

She grew up there and in Woodland, Calif.

Sharon held various jobs with the state of California and spent some time in England before returning and marrying William "Bill" Westbury Jr., Dec. 25, 1964, in Seattle, Wash.

They moved to Brookings from Sacramento, Calif., in 1989, where Sharon worked briefly as a clerk for the Pelican Bay State Prison.

Sharon was active in the Brookings Emblem Club for more than 18 years including having served as its president. She loved sewing and embroidery. She also enjoyed traveling, including a recent trip to Hawaii.

Survivors include Bill Westbury, her husband of 48 years, of Brookings; daughter Sherie Lynn Westbury; son David Westbury; brothers Phillip Ruffcorn-Reich of Athena, and James Ruffcorn of Prescott, Wash.; sisters Dianne Herron of Brookings and Patricia Mayberry of Touchet, Wash. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her sisters Carol Dollar and Marie Popp and a brother-in-law, Butch Herron.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Brookings Elks Lodge 1934, 800 Elk Drive, in Brookings. The Emblem Club will provide a reception there following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookings Emblem Club, P.O Box 200, Brookings, OR 97415.

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.