Shirley Grashin Zarkin

I was born and raised in Seattle, attended Garfield high school, went to the University of Washington and received a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. My husband, Sam also graduated from The University of Washington as did our three children. Doesn’t get more Seattle than that!

I was married to Sam for over sixty years and have three children and six grandchildren. I was lucky to be a stay at home mom baking, gardening and spending lots of time with my family and my large extended family of cousins and relatives.

Sam and I always found a way of getting through life together. I have learned that it doesn’t do a lot of good to complain. My expectations have always been to survive and have good kids who become good adults. And I did.