In loving memory of Shelly Churchman Gabbard: 1971-2022


Shelly Adell Churchman Gabbard passed away suddenly on Jan. 12, 2022. 

Born on Aug. 29, 1971, she is survived by her daughter Jaden; her honorary daughter Kiya; her parents Carol and Ron; her siblings Grace, Nicholas, Carla, Adam and Wendy; and many nieces and nephews. 

Shelly was a knitter, an artist, an avid novel reader, and an amazing cook, baker and mixologist. To be with Shelly was to be well fed and cared for. Her unique balance of edginess and softness endeared her to everyone that knew her. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, but she also could accept anyone for who they were. We will all miss Shelly so very much. 

Nobody will ever replace our Shelly, but if you’d like to try dab on some Love Spell perfume, turn up the Def Leppard, pour yourself a raspberry vodka, and put on the most vivacious, sparkling smile you can summon. 

A celebration of life will be planned for summer of 2022.