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Kathryn Sharif

August 11, 1994 — January 3, 2020

Kathryn Rebekah Sharif of Ignacio, Colorado died January 3, 2020, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Kathryn was 25 years old; born August 11, 1994 in Washington, D.C.

Daughter of Mohammad Sharif Esfahani and Stella Sharif-Chikiar, a sister, fiancé, niece, cousin and friend. She was raised in Montgomery County, Maryland, and graduated from Quince Orchard High School in 2012.

Kathryn is survived by her parents and her sister Lisa Sharif-Chikiar. She also leaves her fiancé, Andres Herrera of Ignacio, Colorado; and his son, Andres (Junior) Herrera. Kathryn is survived by her family, friends, and the loving family of Andres Herrera.

There will be two memorial services, one in Colorado, her most recent home of the past four years, and the other in Maryland, where she spent most of her life.

Kathryn was a vivacious free spirit and her laughter could fill a room. She loved to have fun with her family and friends and appreciated nature, music, the arts, all animals and especially her dog Jake. She will be dearly missed.

The Colorado memorial service was held on 1/12/2020 and the Maryland memorial service will be Friday, January 31, 2020 at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, MD. For additional information, please visit:

In lieu of gifts, the family has asked for friends to bring themselves and if they wish, stories, photos, mementos or whatever they feel. "

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