Shawn Patrick Webb, 38
Plumas County sheriff’s deputy Shawn Webb passed from this life to the next on Feb. 24, 2011, at his home in Meadow Valley. He was lovingly held in the arms of his wife, daughters and parents. Shawn had fought a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.
Born May 7, 1973, in San Diego, Shawn was raised in the town of Descanso. He graduated from Mountain Empire High School in 1991. Shawn was raised in the country with a gun in his hand and a love for shooting. He was a soccer player and skateboarder. If he wasn’t in a hotrod, he was on his dirt bike in the desert. There wasn’t a tractor in the area that went without his attention.
Shawn had a lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. After graduating from the police academy in 1995, he served the residents of El Cajon as a member of the police department as a reserve for three years and then as a sworn officer starting in May 2000.
In July 2008, Shawn began a career with the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department, serving the residents of the county with kindness, compassion and purpose, affecting many on a level that is hard to comprehend. He earned respect from those on both sides of the law.
Shawn met Chrissy at age 11 in Descanso, and they loved each other for many years before getting married in 1995. They had two beautiful daughters together. They got the best part of him.
Shawn had many friends who adored him because of his generous and comical nature. He considered all of his friends family. He was a loving husband, father, son and friend. The memories he made whether touching or funny will resonate forever in all he knew.
He leaves behind to carry on his legacy his wife of almost 16 years, Chrissy; the pride of his life, his daughters Courtney, 15, and Samantha, 13; and his father and step-mom, Tom and Sam Webb, of Descanso. He also leaves behind too many friends to count. We are better for having known him.
He joins his mother MaryAnn in heaven.
A public memorial service to which all are invited will be held at the Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 5 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow. An optional Mass of Christian Burial for close family and friends will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Quincy, also on March 5, at 10 a.m. Interment of his cremains will take place in Descanso, at Ellis Graveyard at a later date.
An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. Any remembrances in Shawn’s memory can be made to the Tug McGraw Foundation, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.