Accomplished artist, friend, and dog lover Shele (Rochelle) O'Hollaren lived her life her way. She loved traveling, gardening, hiking, and spending time with her husband, her dog, her friends, and talking with her sister. She loved dogs with beards and almost every dog that came to live with her had a beard.
Shele passed into God's embrace on 04/18/2022 after a valiant fight against cancer, surrounded by those she loved. Her spirit will live on in our hearts forever.
Shele is survived by her husband Vaughn, sister Karla, nieces and nephew--Renee, Shelley, Richard, Tanya, Martina, and their families.
Services will be at Calvary Chapel in Everett, WA, on May 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
In memory of Shele, please consider donating to your favorite dog rescue.
"I imagined the variety of seashells on a beach, each one uniquely lovely, each one within my reach.
There must have been a thousand scattered on the scenic coast, but I could not gather everyone one, just those I favored most.
My life is that bright seashore where such pretty shells abound, each one is a person dear to me, but you're one of the best I've found.
In life's journey, a friend is the greatest keepsake.
This is on a Leanin' Tree card by Tina Wenke.
This was Shele, the best friend I found."
"Shele and I got to share our faith weekly at a small Christian Group at work. Her love and steadfast confidence in the Lord was beautiful to see and hear. Her perspectives were always gently stated, but with great strength. I am so glad I got to hang out with Shele - her care, love, friendship, and wisdom was a blessing to all of us."
"Shele and I worked for the same company. She was one of my lunch buddies. We had a lot of fun times, including planning and organizing our company awards banquets. Shele was so talented, she always came up with the coolest themes. Her artistic ability truly amazed me. I will cherish the memories. Rest in peace Shele."
I met Shele through our work and from day one she embraced and mentored me. She was so talented as a designer and gracious with her time and kindness. She was always eager to share a laugh. I am forever grateful for all she taught me about work and life in general. Even during immense health battles toward the end she was kind and courageous through it all. Her faith and strength was inspiring and I pray we all shine some light like Shele did in the world. She was amazing. She will be dearly missed."
"Shele was such a beautiful person. Her soft voice and kind personality will live in my heart forever. She introduce me to a wonderful religious group at our job and for that I will always be grateful. Hearing about God was one of her priorities. She will be very missed. My condolences to her family. hold on to all the beautiful memories she left all of you. May God bless her and all of you. Love, Nieves Sandbeck"
"Shele was and is very close to Jesus and wanted everyone to know Him. She told me an interesting story about sheep. In the Bible, God calls us sheep several times. For example, Isiah 53:6 "We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way....." Shele and I both loved sheep and in chatting one day she said, did you know that out of all creation sheep are the only creatures that can't survive without man. She went on to say that if sheep are not sheered the wool continues to grow and becomes so heavy that the sheep fall over and die. There is no such thing as a wild seep. There is a parable in Matthew where the Shepherd leaves the 99 to find the one that is lost, to rescue that sheep. Psam 23 states "The Lord is my Shepherd". He calls us sheep and calls Himself our Shepherd. He gave all to rescue you and me. I will always remember that conversation."