1941 - 2014
We celebrate the life of Sharon Beckley Heironimus. Sharon was born October 20, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas to Inez and Robert Beckley. She passed away at home on May 1, 2014 in Austin Texas, surrounded by her family.
Sharon grew up primarily in Austin, graduated from Austin High in 1960, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1965. In 1964, she married her husband of 50 years, Jim Heironimus. Sharon and Jim shared a long and happy life as loving partners and raised three children together. In addition to being a devoted mother, Sharon spent many years as a preschool teacher and was beloved by many children and families.
Sharon was an energetic and enthusiastic grandmother and her grandchildren were a source of great joy to her. She was known as a vocal supporter and sometimes raucous fan at her grandchildren's sporting events. She enjoyed annual family trips to the Texas coast and frequent family trips to South Texas, mostly because she so enjoyed spending time with her family. Sharon was an avid bridge player. She loved the opportunity that bridge provided to convene with friends. She also enjoyed winning.
Sharon was a fun and convivial person. She was a cheerful friend and a willing advisor. She was rarely at a loss for words and she provoked and inspired laughter. Above all, Sharon was an adoring wife, mother, and grandmother. We will miss dearly her devotion, the sound of her voice and laughter, and the loving ways she took care of us all.
Sharon is survived by her husband Jim, her son Jason and his wife Kelly, and their children Joe and Ty; her son James and his daughter Ava; her daughter Ellen, her husband Paul, and their daughter Courtney; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Tarrytown United Methodist Church at 2601 Exposition Boulevard. A reception immediately following the service will be held in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dell Children's Medical Center Foundation.
Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from May 3 to May 5, 2014