July 31, 1949 - May 19, 2020 Sharon Lynne Chase, 70, of Anacortes, born July 31, 1949, the daughter of Clarence and Dorothye (Driver) Wisnieski, in Pasadena Texas; passed away in Anacortes Washington on May 19, 2020 after living in the area for 16 yrs. She graduated from Linfield College and received a Bachelor of Science degree. Growing up she traveled wherever her father's employment took him. She spent time in Texas, New Mexico and California before returning to Pasadena, Texas to have her first son Steven. During her career span, she was a Hair Stylist and Beauty School Instructor in Southern California, was a Trim Sawyer at Swanson Superior forest products in Noti, Oregon, Inside Sales Representative at P.W. Pipe in Eugene, Oregon and finally as an Engineering Administrator at Marathon Petroleum Company in Anacortes. Sharon was employed at Marathon Petroleum Company for 16 years. She was a well-loved sister of the Preceptor Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, also volunteered at the Anacortes Community Theatre. Sharon loved the Oregon coast, spending time with her grandsons, walking the Washington Park, visiting Oregon Coast Aquarium, classic cars, sunsets, finding rare white pinot noir wine, and leaving others better than she found them. Sharon was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her children (spouses): Steve (Tara) Reaves and Ian (Amber) Chase; grandchildren (spouses): Colton (Kortney) Reaves and Chad Chase; great- grandchild: Annabelle Reaves; siblings; Sandra Cooper and Keith Wisnieski. Memorial: The family will be donating to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in her Honor. This was a place she loved to visit and support. To share memories of Sharon, please sign the online guestbook at www.evanschapel.com.
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