Sarah Jean Oxenreider


Sarah Jean Oxenreider, aged 26, departed this
life Sept. 5 2019, in Portland, OR, due to
injuries sustained when her apartment building
caught fire. A native of Norman, OK, she is a
graduate of Norman High School. Sarah loved her
friends, the outdoors, animals, books, music
and had a great sense of fashion. She was brave,
moving to Portland without knowing many people
and ended up with a strong community of devoted
friends. She is survived by her parents, Lezlie
Christian and William Oxenreider, aunt and uncle
Sarah Jane and Rustin Sparks, first cousin Emma Sparks
and step-father Keith Christian. Sarah's true
community, which helped save her life and give her
purpose, was the recovery community. Here she found
fellow sufferers and common cause, the hard work of
fighting the disease of addiction and it's stigma.
She made friends, she shared, she fought for her
humanity and that of others. Her closest
companion, Rachel Ashmun, describes her as loving God, life,
her family and friends, and that Sarah looked forward
to what the future held. We ask that those who would celebrate her
memory consider supporting or
Funeral services will be held
at St.Michael's Episcopal Church, 1601 W. Imhoff in Norman, Sept 27th at 3pm.
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Sep 12, 2019