Sharron Grau Doss
July 12, 1944 - July 12, 2021
Sharron Grau Doss, 77, of 51 Glade Court, Altavista died Monday, July 12, 2021, at her home.
She was born on July 12, 1944, in St. Louis, Mich., a daughter of the late Martin Fred Grau and Leona Gilliam Grau. Sharron graduated from Altavista High School and with honors from Radford University with a degree in Music Education. She started her teaching career at Hurt Elementary proceeding to Altavista Elementary and Lynchburg City Schools before going to the University of Tennessee earning a Masters in textile and clothing. To satisfy her wonderlust, she applied to DODD's teaching at Camp LeJune before going to teach in various bases in Germany. During her time there, she took every opportunity to experience the life, culture and history of Germany, England, The Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, Greece and even Africa. Sharron had always wanted to see the area where "The Sound of Music" was filmed. Upon retiring, Sharron returned to Altavista. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by one sister, Carol Grau Kenney and her husband, Harold Douglas "Doug", of Roanoke; one nephew, Douglas Martin Kenney and his wife, Marcy; great nieces and nephew, Samantha, Cameron, and Natalie, all of Cummin, Ga.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Finch & Finch Chapel, Altavista by the Rev. Dr. Michael S. Lee. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family would like to express special thanks to Ruth Mast and Michelle Stone and her team for the loving care given to Sharron during her years in Altavista.
The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the American Cancer Society
, 2050 Langhorne Rd., Ste. 201, Lynchburg, VA 24501, First Baptist Church, 1001 Bedford Ave., Altavista, VA 24517, or the SPCA, 3355 Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901. Please visit the online tribute at www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com
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Published by The News & Advance on Jul. 14, 2021.