Welcome to the memorial page for

Sarah Shawn

October 11, 1926 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 91)

Sarah Shawn, beloved mother, grandma, wife and aunt entered heaven on January 30 2018. Sarah is preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Michael. She is survived by her four daughters, Madelaine, Susan, Karen (Leo) and Carol(Ford), granddaughter Diane, nieces and nephews, and many step grandchildren whom she loved like her own. 

Sarah was the best Mommy on earth and devoted her life to her girls. Her smile could light up a room.  Her sweet, kind and giving nature made everyone around her thrive. She represented everything good in this world and was the true definition of unconditional love. Her 91 years on earth were full of love, laughter and song to the very end.  She loved well and was well loved by everyone who had the pleasure to know her.  

Mommy, we miss you so much.  We’re comforted knowing you’re with Daddy in God’s care.  Rest In Peace, our precious, beautiful Mommy. You will always be the Wing Beneath Our Wings.


In Loving Memory of my devoted Mother, Sarah Shawn

Written by her daughter, Carol Babcock on 02/01/2018

In the 91 years

Sarah Shawn was on Earth

She gave love and joy to everyone

And to her daughters since our birth


For if anyone loved being a Mother,

It was our Mom…

And in that role

She was truly the BOMB


She taught us how to read & write

Long before we went to school

And to face each day with grace & dignity

Always saying, “Be Cool”


The epitome of goodness

In every way

Mom taught us how to treat others

And to live “right” every day


She loved poetry & music

And was always singing a song

And she’d teach us all the words

So we could sing right along


She loved us unconditionally

And protected us like a Mama Bear

And right to the very end

We knew how much our mommy cared


She dedicated herself

To her children’s greater good

Always encouraging us

To do the best we could


Tomorrow (Feb 2) is our parents’

72nd wedding anniversary

And just before she left us

Mom said, “Daddy is coming for me”


Our Mommy made the whole world

A much brighter place

And now that she’s in heaven, each time we look up

We’ll see her beautiful face.




We are saddened by the loss of our Mother, Sarah

Yet we rejoice knowing she finally gets to be with Mike


We are saddened with the thought of not seeing her smile

Yet we rejoice knowing she brightened everyone’s heart


We are saddened by not being able to hear her lovely voice

Yet we rejoice when we sang with her on her last day


We are saddened, for our Princess can no longer call out “Pretty”

Yet we rejoice because it was Sarah that turned a cat into Lucky


We are saddened, for we won’t be able to hold her again

Yet we rejoice knowing she is no longer in pain


We are saddened because we will no longer see her twinkle

Yet we rejoice, for her last words to us were “I love you all”


We are saddened

Yet we rejoice



30 January 2018


 Service Information

February 1, 2018

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
McLaughlin Mortuary Parlor
17 Chestnut Avenue S.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Graveside Service
February 1, 2018

2:00 PM
Beal Memorial Cemetery
316 NW Beal Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, fl 32548

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