Sharon L. Coleman, born September 11, 1957 is now in the arms of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ. Born and raised in sunny San Diego, California, Sharon developed a love for the ocean that lasted a lifetime. Sharon returned to San Diego often to visit family and friends and most recently to attend her 40-year high school reunion at Helix High School.
Sharon moved to Bakersfield in 1976. Not long after, she married and started a family. In her years as a young mother, Sharon hosted countless dinner parties and was even part of a gourmet dinner club. She was a leader at Bible Study Fellowship and a member of Junior League of Bakersfield.
Once her children grew older, Sharon went back to school and earned a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Sharon graduated with honors, earning straight A's. She put in 3,000 hours as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern and became a leader for the Divorce Care program at her church.
During this time, Sharon also built her own successful insurance agency, specializing in health insurance benefits. She worked tirelessly to ensure her clients received the best service possible. Every Christmas she would spend hours making her famous English toffee to give as gifts. It became a tradition that everyone looked forward to. (And no, you cannot have the recipe.) Sharon was also very proud of her work on the Stockdale Christian School golf tournament. During her 15 years on the committee, she raised tens of thousands of dollars for the school's scholarship fund.
Sharon is survived by her daughter Leslie (Kennon) Carroll, son Scott (Carly) Coleman, parents Jeanne and Marion Scott, brother Stephen (Cindy) Scott, nephew Jason and niece Julia, and her grandchildren Coleman, Kate and Karoline Sharon.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Riverlakes Community Church in Bakersfield, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharon's honor may be made to the Stockdale Christian School Scholarship Fund and Riverlakes Community Church Counseling Ministry.
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