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01/10/1988 — 10/05/2022
From West Richland, WA | Born in Seattle, WAWatch Service
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Celebration of Life for Shelbi
Reception to Follow
Shelbi McElla Stringer was born on January 10th, 1988, at University Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She resided with her family in Bonney Lake, Washington, until the family relocated to the Tri-Cities area in 1999. Shelbi attended Hanford High School, where she graduated in 2006. Shelbi had many friends in middle and high school that she shared many great times and made lasting memories.
Shelbi’s son Tristan was born in August 2013. He is her greatest gift. They had many happy years together as mother and son, in which she shared her love of music, movies, reading, swimming, camping, and spending time with family. Tristan is a beautiful version of his mother, and many of her best traits will reside with him.
Shelbi loved animals. Over her life, she had many dogs, cats, and horses. She had her cat Petri for over 18 years. Shelbi loved horses; her happiest times were on horseback, running and galloping in the openness of the outdoors. Shelbi was a true romantic. She loved romantic movies and musicals. Her favorite movies were Titanic and Tristan & Isolde, which she named her son after. Shelbi loved the Green Bay Packers. “Go Pack, Go.” Her favorite place on earth is Hawaii, where she enjoys sunshine, ocean waves, and sand between her toes. She loved to swim and snorkel in the ocean, searching for sea turtles and she also loved the wild hibiscus flowers on the Islands.
Shelbi was compassionate. She felt loss, grief, pain, and disappointment to her core. She had lost many people over her life, and she had to work hard every day to cope.
Shelbi is beautiful, a ray of sunlight that would light up any room she entered. She has an infectious smile and contagious laugh, and her bright blue eyes would draw you into the deepest part of her shining light. She was noticed.
Fly high, sweet girl, until we reunite. All of us will miss you and love you so dearly.
Shelbi is survived by:
Her son Tristan Johannesen
Mother & Stepfather Nikki & Greg Fuller.
Grandparents Norman and Jan Eliason.
Father & Stepmother Ian and Paula Stringer
Her twin brother Sean Stringer, Sister Nichol Stringer, and Niece Remmi.
Step siblings: Aaron Fuller (Michele), Shannon Kiehn (Rick), Ashley Cole & Kiley Dandolos.
Aunts & Uncles: Jeff Eliason, Danny Eliason (Suzi). Andrew Stringer (Cathy), Fiona Stringer
Many loving cousins and close friends.
She was preceded in death by Uncle Derek Eliason, Grandmother Glady’s Fuller & Grandfather Peter Stringer.
A celebration of life will be held on October 29th, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Sunset Gardens Event Center in Richland, Washington. Donations or contributions can be made to the Tri-City Union Gospel Missions Women’s Shelter in Pasco, Washington.
Your service was beautiful and hearing the impact you made on the lives of many was incredible. Your infectious smile, glittering blue eye, and love for animals are memories everyone close to you will share. Rest now in the arms of Jesus sweet girl. Love you always.
I was fortunate to know Shelbi as a student at Hanford High School. She had the most beautiful smile and the kindest spirit. I am so sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. Can’t imagine what you are going through. We are out of town for the services but she and your families are in our thoughts and prayers
I was lucky to meet Shelbi. The day I met her she was wearing a Packers jersey, so I knew we would hit it off. Go PAC Go. I’m thankful that some people close to me got to love and be loved by her. She touched many hearts and had a beautiful smile that lit up the room. . I know she is dearly missed.
I miss our talks, your smile and will always have you with me my Darling Daughter. We will be together again some day. I Love You!
Such a fitting tribute, for such a beautiful soul. Rest peacefully Shelbi, and send us your beaming smile once in a while, from heaven.
Oh Miss Shelbi, A beautiful girl and a shining star of love. Travel safe to the heavens. You are missed.
She was so very beautiful, inside and out. When she saw me around town, she would make a point to walk or even run to me with her infectious smile and to give me a long embracing hug with open arms. She truly was compassionate and caring. I know that because she always asked how I and my family were doing. She’s an angel now, dancing with the others.
I will miss you big sis. Fly high and watch after us all. I love you Shelbi. Rest now in paradise.