Shawn Louis Garden Sr.

7 entries
  • "So sorry for all of the Gardens loss, and sorry we were out..."
    - Kelly Cayce
  • "Went to bowling alley in BG many times to watch Wally bowl...."
  • "So sorry for your loss. Betsy Simpson"
  • - wally & michele eason
  • "Shawn and I went to school together ( he was two grades..."
    - Rick Backous
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May 19, 1953 ~ September 6, 2017

Shawn Louis Garden, Sr., was born May 19, 1953 in Portsmouth, VA. He passed away September 6, 2017 in Portland, OR. The family moved around due to his dad being in the Navy and finally settled in Vancouver, in 1968.
He attended Jason Lee Jr. High and Columbia River High School, where he was active in all sports. He was a pitcher and first basemen for Babe Ruth and was scouted for pro-ball by Saint Louis Cardinals. During high school and after graduation, he continued working in the timber industry. He went to work for Corwin Beverage/Pepsi in 1980 and retired in 2015.
Shawn married and had three children. He later married Sharon Walker in 1977, who adopted his children. They just celebrated their 40 year anniversary on September 1.
He enjoyed golf, square dancing, and loved to hunt and fish. Shawn started bowling in 1968 and continued until he passed. He bowled several 300 games and multiple 800 series. He was the first bowler in Clark County to bowl an 800 series.
Shawn was preceded in death by a grandson, Cooper Chaney-Garden. He is survived by his parents, Wes and Penny Garden; wife Sharon; children Shawn Garden Jr. (Shawna), Cassandra Wally (Lance), Shannon Frantz (Lon); sisters, Jeannie Roberts, Cindy Gillette; grandchildren Andrew and Addison Cain, Taula Wally, Michayla Garden, Alexander Frantz, Gracie Garden, Gregory, Landon, Dawson, Jackson and Luke Allen; nephews Richard Crawford (Joleene); and many more nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Firstenburg Center, 700 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684. There will be a short service in which people can share memories of Shawn. His family would love to hear how Shawn touched your life. A reception will follow at the center. Memorial donations may be made to the USBC Youth Bowling in Shawn Garden's name.
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 24, 2017