Sharlene Koelsch, beloved daughter and sister, and devoted friend, passed away on the 6th of January 2021. Born on February 2, 1967 in Santa Barbara, CA to Elise Koelsch and Richard Berton Sr., she resided in Santa Barbara, Hawaii, and Colorado, and loved to travel. Sharlene worked as a skilled esthetician and masseuse. She will be remembered for being a true friend and was always the life of the party entertaining everyone with engaging stories and her contagious laugh. She was an avid dog lover, and doted on her pets: Milu, Kailin, Charlie, Lily, and Pip.
Sharlene was survived by her brother Richard, step-sister Veronique, nieces Alexia & Monique, nephews Sean and Kevin, aunt Camilla, many cousins and life-long friends. A celebration of life will be planned at a future date. Donations in her honor can be made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society.