Sharon A. "Shannon" Salz

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  • "Shannon was an beautiful sister...caring and loving . I..."
    - Rosemary Fibber Duke
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Sharon Anne "Shannon" Salz, much loved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away surrounded by her family on the 4th of April after a lengthy battle with cancer. Shannon was born on June 19, 1944 to Lt. and Mrs Robert Dibbert in Macon, Georgia.

Being the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Shannon lived in many places in the States and two assignments to Japan. Her family retired after 20 years in the Air Force at Rantoul, Illinois. She attended Rantoul High School and also Sacred Heart Academy in Springfield from which she graduated in 1963. Upon graduation she attended Illinois Commercial College in Champaign, Illinois and then became a stewardess for Ozark Airlines. She met her sweetheart and love of her life at the University of Illinois where Larry Salz was finishing up his graduate degree. They became engaged and were married in Rantoul on September 2, 1967. Having moved about all her life she wanted a stable home life, but that didn't happen as Larry was employed in the oil and gas business in Houston, Texas. Much of their time was spent in Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, and foreign assignments in Israel, Scotland, Indonesia, Equatorial Guinea, Turkmenistan, Angola, and Nigeria. They retired in 2006 and continued to reside on the lake in Bentwater, Montgomery, Texas until her passing.

Shannon loved reading about ancient history and archeology. She delighted in new gadgets, games, and while in Israel participated in an archeological dig in Old Jerusalem. But most of all she cherished and loved her children, grandchildren, and family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, companion and grandmother. Shannon leaves behind her husband of 49 years, Larry, her son, Sean (Shannon) Salz, her daughter, Amy (Richard) Monroy, sister, Rosemary (John) Duke and grandchildren Payton Salz, Vincent Monroy, Allison and Ericka Gillespie, and Terra Marek. She was preceded in passing by her father and mother, Major Robert (Mac) and Kathleen Dibbert.

Shannon was a loving, caring, and generous person. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed having fun with her family and friends. She is sorely missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be held for her at a later date. We all pray for her soul and eternal life in Heaven with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Published on from Apr. 28 to May 11, 2017