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Sharon Saunders-McManis


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Sharon Saunders-McManis Obituary
SHARON MARIE SAUNDERS-MCMANIS passed away, surrounded by loved ones, at her home on September 2, 2016, in Mira Loma, CA. Sharon was born on September 26, 1939, in Tacoma, WA and graduated from Bethel High School in 1957. She earned her Associates Degree from Santa Ana College and her Bachelor's Degree from UC Riverside before earning a Master's Degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills. For many years, Sharon served the mental health population of Southern California working as a Senior Investigator for the Orange County Public Defender's office. She was a proud mother of three daughters and was active in their community of Santa Ana where she led on the PTA, Campfire Girls, Sunday school, and in children's reading programs. Sharon was passionate about collecting antiques, touring museums, writing and reciting her poetry, and traveling. She fostered many animals throughout her lifetime, and always put her family first. She is survived by her husband, Charles William McManis; siblings Marilyn, Nathan and Allen; daughters Leona, Chalynn and Dana; stepchildren Debra, Becky, Bill and Kirk; and all their spouses. She will be missed by her 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild who all loved to call her "Moo Moo." Burial will take place at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA on September 29 at 9:55 a.m.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 25, 2016
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