Laverne (Darnell) Shaffer, 51, of
passed away at St. Clare Hospital attended by her sister, Marie
on April 15, 2015 at 2:30am (always the night owl).
Sharon was born to Margaret Frances O’Leary and Frank Jesse Darnell
(who preceded her in death) on January 30, 1964 in Augsburg, Germany.
Her father was in the Army, so Sharon lived in many locations,
including Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, finally settling in Washington
She went to school first in Edmonds, WA and then moved to Sumner, WA,
graduating from Sumner Sr. High School. She also attended Pierce College
and later in life, Clover Park Vocational School. She worked initially as
an Administrative Assistant and then was a Homemaker.
Sharon had many passions,
including: music, drawing, painting,
gardening, camping and reading. She
loved science fiction and fantasy
movies and books.
Some of her happiest times were living out the fantasy through
participation in SCA activities.
Sharon also loved to cook and was
and excellent baker.
She would frequently make meals or
bake items to share with friends and
One of her most recent passions was motorcycles. She didn’t have one of
her own, but she loved to ride and
was a member of the Spanaway Abate
Chapter. Most of all Sharon loved
her family, her son, her friends and
Sharon is survived by her son,
Iain LeBlanc of Spanaway, WA; her
sister, Marie Olson of Auburn, WA;
her brothers Larry Darnell of White
City, Or and Paul
Darnell of Gansevoort, NY; as well as many Aunts, cousins,
one Uncle and her cat, Bastet.
Her family is deeply saddened by
There was a Memorial Service Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2pm