Shirley Haubrick

November 3, 1942 – June 28, 2010

Shirley passed away June 28, 2010 at 67 due to progressive supranuclear palsy.  Shirley (Hedin) Haubrick was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Jeannette Wilhelmina (Tenpas) and Teodor (Ted) Hedin. She attended grade school in a one room school in the Town of Sigel, graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point, Wisconsin (’66).  She taught school for one year in West Allis, Wisconsin then came to Seattle in 1967 and taught third and fourth grade for 31 years in Campbell Hill & Sierra Heights schools in the Renton School District.  In 1971 she married James Leonard Haubrick and the couple made their home in Kirkland, Washington.  She is survived by her husband of 39 years, their son Ted Leonard, step son James Michael, sister Carol, brother Arlyn (Darlene), and brother-in-law Reverend Robert Sutherland.  She was preceded in death by her sister Lois Sutherland.

The funeral will be at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland on July 14th at 11:00am with reception to follow from noon to 2:00pm.
7045 120th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

Reception will be followed by a graveside ceremony at Holyrood in Shoreline at 3:00pm (in St. Joseph Section J, near the entrance).
205 NE 205th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed toward Holy Family Parish, the Red Cross (, or a charity of your choice.

Get together after graveside ceremony:
Paul and Teresa Swenson
20313 13th Ave NW
Shoreline, WA 98177,+Shoreline,+WA&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.916234,92.724609&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=20313+13th+Ave+NW,+Shoreline,+King,+Washington+98177&z=16
Directions from Holyrood to Swenson house (~8 mins):,+Shoreline,+WA+98155&daddr=20313+13th+Ave+NW,+Shoreline,+WA+98177&hl=en&geocode=FScA2QIdcG-1-CkNUGZcbxCQVDE_Tfx7MXE5jA%3BFTUE2QIdZba0-CkDH5oidhqQVDGyabk6xQ9O7w&mra=ls&sll=47.776872,-122.377117&sspn=0.008176,0.017531&g=20313+13th+Ave+NW,+Shoreline,+WA&ie=UTF8&z=14

5 Responses to “Shirley Haubrick”

  • Jerri Wood says:

    Our family’s sincere sympathy at this time. Mrs. Haubrick was our daughter’s 4th grade teacher at Sierra Heights in 1995-96. She was a great teacher, inspiring her students to exceed their grasps, to push themselves and learn all they could. At the same time, she was so empathetic with her students, giving them the individualized attention they needed when they needed it. She always made the time to make things happen. My Dad had just passed away prior to the start of classes that fall and Brianne was still grieving. Mrs. Haubrick took the time to listen and it made all the difference in the world.
    As a teacher has left a piece of herself in each every student she ever taught. She joy for learning continues to thrive all over our community and with each new generation that comes along, as her students teach what she has taught.
    Thank you for sharing your wife, your Mom and friend with all of us. Again, our sincere sympathy and prayers for all of you.

    Jerri Wood
    Mom of Brianne Wood

  • Mitzi (Lamb, Durbin) Gimberg says:

    Shirley was a caring and valuable mentor. She was my teaching partner at Campbell Hill in 1971. It was my first year of teaching and Shirley would eagerly share her knowledge and skills in teaching. Her guidance and warm friendship helped to make that first year in the teaching profession one of joy and fond memories. Her positive influence endures in both students and teachers fortunate enough to have worked with Shirley.
    My heartfelt condolences to her family. May fond memories of happy times together help you through this time of sorrow.

    Mitzi Gimberg
    a friend and fellow teacher

  • Lana Starr says:

    Shirley was part of a group of ladies who exercise together for many years – we are still exercising and have missed Shirley since she became too ill to continue. She was always a sweet friend, kind and fun to be with. We are all sorry to hear of her passing and know that she is healthy and able bodied in God’s presence now. We loved her and miss her. May God bless your family at this time.

  • Chuck & Tuan-Mei Faber says:

    We shall always fondly remember Shirley Haubrick. Shirley was a very special and dear friend to us. Together, we have known her over half a century.

    Everyone who has had the good fortune to have known Shirley would agree that she was not only a devoted wife to Jim, a loving mother to Ted and Jim Jr., a wonderful teacher to her students, but she was also a very exceptional person in her own quiet and gentle way.

    Her smile and laughter were never loud, but brought sunshine and warmth to everyone around her. Her words and advice were never harsh, but full of wisdom to all those who listened. Her attitude and actions were never to conquer, but to care for all.

    Shirley never argued, complained, or displayed any unpleasantness toward anyone. She was always content, agreeable, and kind no matter what life brought her. She was delicate and refined, but she was also strong and courageous.

    We remember an incident on an island in Thailand where we vacationed together with Jim and Shirley. One morning we were dining at a restaurant with a traditional thatched roof. A heavy rainstorm the night before drove snakes out of the thatch. Suddenly, snakes were falling from the ceiling onto the floor around our breakfast table. Alarmed, we all jumped up and screamed …all except for Shirley. She remained calm and undisturbed.

    At the end when Shirley was struggling with Parkinsons, she was still the most pleasant and lovely lady, despite her pain and discomfort. An ordinary person would have fallen apart, but not Shirley.

    Only a person with true inner strength and strong belief in God can withstand such life challenges. Shirley was such person.

    We love Shirley with all our heart, and will miss her very much. May God bring peace and comfort to Shirley, and bless all those who loved her.

  • Pat & Anne Dulin says:

    We met Jim and Shirley aboard a cruise ship and, we shared a lot of fun times together.

    Shirley was such a pleasure to be around and we have missed her and Jim on subsequent cruises we have taken.

    Jim, don’t spend your time in the wheelchair — gain your strength back and, maybe, you Anne and I will cruise again sometime.

    Shirley would like that!

    Pat and Anne Dulin

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