Farming Rural 06


December 17, 1940 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


In Loving Memory of Shirley "Vowels" Isaacson

With heavy hearts and deep gratitude for a life well-lived, we remember and honor the remarkable Shirley "Vowels" Isaacson, a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, auntie, friend, and a beacon of inspiration to all who knew her. Shirley passed away on August 6th, 2023, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Her legacy of love, strength, and kindness will forever shine brightly in the hearts of those she touched.

Born on December 17th, 1940, and raised on the picturesque family farm in Princeton, Idaho, Shirley's early connection with horses foreshadowed her tenacity and spirit. As a young girl, she forged a strong connection with horses, often riding bareback through the fields, embodying the spirit of freedom and determination that would define her life.  She cultivated a lifelong passion for these majestic creatures and carried their noble traits throughout her journey. Shirley's life took her to Beverly Hills, California, where she and her devoted husband Joel embraced a life of love, adventure, and exploration. Together, they traversed the globe, savoring the beauty of diverse cultures and making cherished memories along the way.

A true trailblazer, Shirley shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for generations of women to come. Her remarkable journey led her to positions of executive leadership at Cox Cable in Spokane, WA, and ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. Through her determination, intelligence, and boundless passion, she proved that the sky was the limit for women who dared to dream and strive for greatness.

Shirley's heart knew no bounds when it came to giving back to her community. Her selflessness radiated through countless hours spent volunteering at Cedars Sinai Hospital, touching the lives of patients and staff alike. Her commitment to healing and compassion was unwavering, leaving an enduring impact on the lives she touched.

Shirley's legacy extends through the lives of her beloved family. She is survived by her devoted husband Joel Isaacson, who stood by her side through every twist and turn of their shared adventure. Her sister Janice Johnson shares a lifetime of cherished memories and bonds that only siblings can understand. She leaves behind her beloved son, Edward Rohn, who remained by her side in California, sharing a deep and unbreakable bond. Her pride and joy, grandson Patrick Rohn, will forever carry the indelible imprint of her love and guidance. Their relationship was a testament to the power of family and the unbreakable connection between generations. Shirley's unwavering presence in Patrick's life, from attending his sporting events to being his first-date chauffeur, shaped him into the remarkable person he is today.

Shirley was not only a devoted family woman but also a beacon of style and grace. Her fashion sense set trends and inspired generations of nieces who admired her elegance and sought to emulate her distinctive flair. Beyond her impeccable style, Shirley's heart overflowed with compassion for animals of all sizes. Her furry companions, Bently and Sashimi, will undoubtedly feel the void left by her absence.

In addition to her immediate family, Shirley's love and influence reached wide and far. Her step-daughter Stephanie and her husband Benjamin, along with their children Jack and Georgia, carry Shirley's spirit forward. Her legacy also lives on through numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, all of whom were touched by her wisdom, warmth, and grace.

As we gather to celebrate Shirley's life and bid her farewell, let us remember the extraordinary woman who blazed trails, spread kindness, and embraced life with unwavering courage. Shirley's memory will forever inspire us to live with purpose, to cherish our loved ones, and to approach each day with the same spirit of adventure and compassion that she embodied so beautifully.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents Maude and Henry Vowels, and siblings; Donovan, Dean, Ruth, and Edward Vowels. Though Shirley's physical presence may no longer grace our lives, her memory will forever remain etched in our hearts. As we gather to celebrate her life and bid her farewell, let us remember the remarkable woman who embraced life with open arms, rode bareback through the fields of her youth, and showered her family with boundless love.

Rest in peace, dear Shirley. Your spirit will forever gallop through our memories, and your love will continue to guide us through life's journey.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Shirley on August 19th, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Palouse Federated Church, with Rev. Corey Laughary officiating. A graveside service to follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, Palouse, WA,  A reception will follow the graveside service back at the church.  Viewings will be held at the Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse on August 17th and 18th, 2023.

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Funeral Service
August 19, 2023

1:00 PM
Palouse Federated Church
635 N. Bridge
Palouse, WA 99161




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