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November 09, 2015
Still thinking about you every day.

Love, Foster
November 14, 2013
Sharon was one terrific person. Foster, your remembrance of her resonates.
November 08, 2013
It's been a year, honey, since you left us and I love you more than ever. I think about you every day and I'm trying to live the life you wished for me.

Foster
August 28, 2013
Sharon and I met when we were appointed to a Red Cross committee in 1989 to reshape the manner in which Red Cross services are delivered nationwide. In 1991 Elizabeth Dole enticed Sharon to be the senior vice-president of the office that oversaw the delivery of services by Red Cross Chapters nationwide. The following year Sharon appointed me as the volunteer chair of her office. Together we collaborated in the planning and implementation of the 1989 committee's recommendations. Sharon was much loved by the leaders, both paid and volunteer, who were part of the implementation process throughout the nation. Her leadership was, without exaggeration, historic. Sharon once shared with me that her goal in life was to make a difference. Her legacy is that she did make a huge difference for everyone whom she touched in her personal and Red Cross life. Her quick wit, humor, and zest for life will be greatly missed by all of us who had the privilege of being a part of her life.
December 26, 2012
Still thinking about you every day.
Love, Foster
December 16, 2012
Thinking of you, Kim, Eric, Genevieve and Elise as we all prepare for and welcome another Christmas. I know how much you are missing your mom and grandmother, but are keeping her love and laughter with you, always.
December 11, 2012
Sharon will be missed by many. I'm so thankful for Sharon bringing my dear friend Missy & her family into my life. Sharon raised a wonderful family and have touched each & everyone of them. Her memories will last a lifetime. My thoughts & prayers goes out to her family during the holidays. Love Tammy
December 03, 2012
Sharon was like a sister to me. Her life was a true inspiration to all that knew her and I can only hope that I can learn from her examples on how to live life to the max. Your Brother in Law Jim Barnum
November 30, 2012
I worked with Sharon at the Oregon Trail Chapter, first as paid staff, then as a volunteer. She was the consummate professional; calm in crisis, motivated, always a role model and willing mentor. She empowered the volunteers and was beloved for her many kind acts. She was a true treasure. My deepest sympathy.
November 29, 2012
"Sharon, si belle, si souriante... Comment imaginer une disparition aussi brutale ? Mon coeur est très triste. Je garde en mémoire mon dernier voyage à Portland où j'ai partagé d'agréables moments avec elle : une visite au jardin de l'Oregon, une initiation au golf, un déjeuner dans leur maison avec Foster, un joli chapeau qu'elle m'a offert... Je ne pensais pas que ce serait la dernière fois qu'on se verrait... A chacun de mes séjours, elle m'a toujours accueillie chaleureusement comme un membre de la famille à part entière. Même si notre vocabulaire était limité, nous arrivions toujours à communiquer, à partager et à rire. L'attention aux autres, les dons artistiques... des qualités qu'elle a su transmettre...
Je m'associe à la douleur de ses enfants, petits-enfants et Foster".

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