Shauna Elaine Erwin-Higgins

Erwin-Higgins_ShunaOctober 1954 – July 2014

Our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, godmother and loyal friend unexpectedly passed away at the age of 59. Shauna was born to Vernon Wallace and Donna Marie Rushing Erwin in Concord, CA and was a resident of Oakdale, CA for the past 40 years.

Shauna began her career in1977 and was a true pioneer for women working as a locomotive engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. Her interests included animal rescue, tending to her many plants and being a devoted caregiver to others. Shauna exemplified true compassion and selflessness in all that she did.

Shauna is survived by her father Vernon Erwin; brother Ronald Erwin; sister-in-law Helen Witherspoon; nieces Kerri Aviles and Emily Erwin; nephew Nathan Witherspoon; great nephew and niece Marco Aviles and Luciana Aviles; godson James (Jackie) Wentzell and their children James, Makayla and Logan; lifelong treasured friend Linda Lagorio and numerous other sister-in-laws, nephews and a niece. Shauna is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rachel Christine Bainbridge, mother Donna Marie Rushing Erwin and husband James Higgins.

Memorial services will be held at Allen Mortuary, July 26th, 2014 at 1 pm. Memorial contributions can be made in Shauna’s name to the Humane Society.

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