Tribute: Shawna Marie Kast

Shawna Marie Kast

Dec. 20,1969 – Sept. 20, 2023 

Shawna Marie Kast was born in Cottage Grove, Ore. on Dec. 20,1969. 

Shawna is survived by her mother, Deborah Cuddeback; her loving partner, Patrick Leonard; her daughter, Haylee Sanders; and her granddaughter, Charlee Sanders. 

Shawna graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree. She worked at Willamette Family after graduation. Later, she and three other strong-minded women started a foreclosure restoration business, where they found themselves having challenging adventures and creating endless stories. 

Shawna lived life to the fullest and enjoyed seeking thrills. She loved to travel, visiting Mexico several times, and spending time in Italy.  Later in life, Shawna moved to New Orleans, having never been there before but simply choosing a spot on the map. 

She discovered her love for skydiving a few years ago and had the chance to jump several times. One of her greatest passions was riding her Harley. She went on many joy rides and even made a trip to Strugis. 

For the last couple of years, Shawna and her fiancé, Patrick, had been working hard on their forever home. 

She loved gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

She will be missed by many. 

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Oct.  8 at 2 p.m. at The Round Up Saloon in Creswell, Ore.

Death Notice

HAMILTON: Richard Dale Hamilton, 82, of Eugene, Ore. died Sept.  21, 2023. Arrangements: Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Crematorium and Cemetery.



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