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Sharon Agnes Kelkenberg


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Sharon Agnes Kelkenberg
March 17, 1939 - Jan. 1, 2019
Resident of Cupertino
We lost a bright light in our lives on New Year's Day when Sharon passed. Born during the depression into a humble immigrant home, her intelligence and drive secured her a nursing scholarship at U of M, where she met her husband Dick at the Sailing Club. She later obtained a master's from SJSU and was the Health Center Director at West Valley College before her retirement in 1999.
Sharon touched people's lives wherever she went: making friends easily at the Forum retirement community, at work, at the summer cabin, and through volunteering at AAUW, MS Society, homeless shelters, League of Women Voters, and Camp Fire Girls, to name a few.
Sharon is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Dick Kelkenberg, with whom she shared many travel and life adventures. She was a strong independent woman and a great role model to her two surviving daughters, Karen Gunderson (Rich) and Janet Horta (Ron), as well as to her five grandchildren and great grandson. She will be deeply missed.
Her life celebration will be held on Feb 9th at 1pm in the Sierra Room at the Forum (23500 Cristo Rey Dr, Cupertino). Donations in her name can be made to LifeMoves homeless shelters at https://lifemoves.org/


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 13, 2019
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