Obituary: Shannon Raye Quinton (Feb. 1, 1985 – May 8, 2014)

By Submitted June 02, 2014 04:21 pm

Shannon Raye Quinton
Shannon Raye Quinton
 Shannon Raye Quinton, 29, passed away from natural causes at her home in Brookings, Ore., on May 8, 2014. She was born Feb. 1, 1985, in Gold Beach, Ore., to Allen Quinton and Catherine Blunt. She was raised in Brookings and attended Brookings-Harbor High School, where she excelled in soccer and basketball. 

Growing up she spent a lot of time enjoying the outdoors, hunting and fishing with her dad, Allen Quinton. Following her graduation, Shannon moved to Eugene, where she worked for Marie Callendar’s Restaurant. In 2011 she returned to Brookings, where she worked with her mom at her cafe. 

Shannon loved water sports including wakeboarding, skiing and snowboarding in the winter. She also liked horseback riding and was an avid Oregon Ducks fan. She also had a creative side, which included writing poetry and recently arts and crafts. Her family remembers her as a fun-loving and compassionate person; she will be greatly missed. 

Shannon leaves behind her mom, Cathy Blunt; dad, Allen Quinton; and partner, Sue Babb, all of Brookings; brother, Tim Quinton of Palmer, Alaska; aunts and uncles Ron and Phyl Quinton, of Crescent City, Steve and Carolyn Quinton of Pheonix, Ariz.; cousins Travis and Tara Quinton of Pheonix, Ariz., and their children Jacob, Ryan, and Stephanie Quinton; and cousins Mark and Justin Quinton of Crescent City. Shannon was preceded in death by grandparents Flossie Downing and William Quinton and beloved cousin Patrick Ondak. 

Thanks go to Coastal Home Health and Hospice for the compassionate care they provided Shannon’s final days. Honoring her memory, the family is requesting contributions be made to Coastal Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 493, Gold Beach, OR 97444.

A celebration of Shannon’s life was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Redwood Memorial Chapel as a testament of how much she was and is loved. It was standing room only. There are also numerous other relatives, too many to mention.

— Submitted by Family