Fawn Englash Washington, 34, of Charleston, WV peacefully left this earth July 5, 2021. Fawn was raised in Charleston and at an early age, naturally gravitated to what would be the start of such an amazing athletic career. From playing in little leagues to becoming an Olympian, Fawn’s talent was unmatched. She played volleyball, basketball, softball, and threw the shot put and discus. While attending Capital High School Fawn became a three-time state champion discus thrower. Not only was she an amazing athlete, she also valued the importance of her education. Balancing both education and athletes allowed Fawn to obtain a full track and field scholarship to the University of Charleston. She continued her athletic career at UC and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. Fawn furthered her education by getting a master’s degree from the American College of Education. Even though Fawn had two leg amputations, she still had Olympian aspirations. During that time, in her own words, “I could have stayed home and felt sorry for myself but I’m twenty-eight and can’t just sit here”. In 2015 Fawn became the No. 1 double amputee shot put discus thrower and javelin thrower in the world. Throughout her life she was able to tach, mentor, and inspire many. Fawn was a natural with younger children and she truly loved to teach and coach her students in WV and Las Vegas. Fawn moved to Las Vegas in 2017 to further her teaching career with better opportunities. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Fawn is preceded in death by her parents, Louis Pharr, and Sherry Washington, and grandmothers, Elaine Washington, and Freda Pharr.
Fawn leaves behind her only sister, Joetta Hunter, and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and close friends.
Fawn’s final wishes was that in lieu of flowers, bring school supplies to be donated to students in WV and Las Vegas.
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