Shannon Horsman

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved Shannon. Shannon Horsman passed away on March 31, 2022, in Woodstock, Vermont. She was born on March 11, 1993, to Nelly and Gary Horsman. She came into this world in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Before Woodstock, Vermont, she lived in Japan and Ireland. She attended Woodstock Elementary School and Woodstock Union High School.

As a young child, she was happy and energetic and always up for an adventure. At the age of nine, she climbed the highest mountain in Ireland, and she took delight in visiting islands off the coast of Ireland. Shannon was always excited about a challenge. She adored reading, enjoyed exploring topics, and loved discovering new places. She was an artistic person and taught herself to draw and paint.

She traveled throughout Europe and was especially fond of visiting Poland. In her mid-twenties, she decided to move from Vermont and renovated an RV with the plan to explore the United States. Shannon enjoyed road trips. She always wanted to see and understand as much as possible. Speed was not a significant factor; learning and understanding were more important.

Shannon cared for three cats, one of which she saved after it had been abandoned. She became active in fundraising for her local animal rescue organization. Her kindness was a strength. Everyone and everything could count her kindness. She was strong-willed but always had a great sensitivity to the feelings of others.

The passing of our dear Shannon has come too soon. We will always keep the memory of Shannon in our hearts.

Shannon is survived by her parents, Gary and Nelly, her younger sister Lauren, and a host of family and friends.