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Sharen (Sharee) Gafford


Sharen (Sharee) Washburn Gafford, age 78, of Columbus Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 1.

Born February 1, 1943, Sharee was the daughter of the late Dr. Paul and Helen Washburn of Jackson, Ohio.

Sharee is survived by her daughters, Whitney (Kevin) Nix of Alexandria, VA, and Courtney (Brad) Leon of Chattanooga, TN.  She is also survived by her sister Joy (Al) Haines, nephews Kirk Haines and Craig Haines, and grandsons Charlie, Sam, Will, and Wyatt.

Sharee was a graduate of Jackson High School and The Ohio State University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

The family would like to thank Sharee’s Mt. Carmel Hospice team, caregivers, and devoted, long-time friends for their support and kindness during her final days.

Sharee will be remembered and celebrated privately by her friends and family at a later date.

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  • Emily Navin Prieto says:

    So sorry to read her obituary. Courtney and Whitney, you’re in my thoughts.

  • Susan Westbrook says:

    Whitney and Courtney, I’m holding you in my heart.

  • Jerome Cunningham says:

    I knew Sharee from the Capital Area Humane Society. After she retired, Sharee and I exchanged emails nearly every day. She and I love a good joke or cartoon.

  • Julie says:

    Sharee was the mom of my first best friends and coolest German Shephard ever, and had the house where I played my first prank. She was a dear friend to my mom and a blessing in my life as a personal training client.
    I will miss her. Sending love to her family.

  • Trudie Harker Davis says:

    Joy,
    Gary and I are so sorry to hear of sharee’s passing. I have not been in contact with her for many years. I am so sorry you have had to go
    threw this. It is heart breaking. When my brother Vernon passed it was hard to loose the connection to our childhood and the love we
    had for each other. I am sure when your grief has softened you will have lots of great fun memories of your times together. Trudie

  • Michele Duer says:

    To the family of Sharee, Please accept my condolences. It was an honor to know your beautiful Mom. She was my highlight here the Zangmeister. Loving prayers and hugs to the family.

    Michele

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