Sharon Ann Alister
1950 - 2020
McMurrough Funeral Chapel
101 Park Place
Libertyville, IL
Sharon Ann Alister, 70, longtime resident of Lake Forest, Illinois died on December 3, 2020 at home with her family by her side.

She was born in Wilmette, Illinois on October 10, 1950 to Helen and Robert Stern.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Mehdi Alister, children Scott and Kelly, five grandchildren Peter, Katherine, Margot, Suri and Zara, sister Sandra Goldberg (nee Sandra Stern), and two brothers, Eugene and Jim.

She attended Highland Park High School, the University of Denver, Colorado (B.S.B.A., minor in Astrophysics), and the London Business School, England (M.B.A.).

She was profoundly touched by John Kennedy's challenge to the youth of America of following a higher purpose in life and joined the Peace Corps serving in Cameroon, West Africa, as well as working for US AID in Lesotho, South Africa.

She was a part of the female generation that refused to accept the traditional stereo typical role of women in society and pursued a highly successful career in the fixed income market, while also raising children who were, and still remain, involved members of the local community, including the Church of St. Mary's. Later in life she discovered her talents in portrait art in pastel and oils and was prolific in capturing the scenes from her residence in Cameroon.

Private funeral arrangements by McMurrough Funeral Chapel,

Published by PL-Lake on Dec. 10, 2020.
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a loved one
December 10, 2020
Jamie Cresto
December 10, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family
December 10, 2020
We are very saddened to hear of Sharon's passing. May peace and love guide you all through this hard time. We will hold dear to the memories we have of Sharon. Love to you Medhi, Scott, Kelly & families.
Karen Woodward
December 7, 2020
Medhi, our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Sharon, my dear cousin. We had such great times together throughout the years and I will hold those memories close to my heart. She will be dearly missed.
Carol and Dan Fancher
Carol Fancher
December 7, 2020
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. 2nd Thessalonians 2: 16,17
December 7, 2020
Very sweet, loving woman, Strong beliefs, a huge heart for the people she cared about. You will be missed.
Diane & Bob Killebrew (Aunt Terry Gilbert)
December 6, 2020
Sharon was a kind and generous person - always trying to bring people together. She wanted her home to be filled with friendship and laughter. Her spirit will be missed.
Carolyn Ashley
December 5, 2020
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