From Maureen "Moe" Richards
I came to know Sharon through my best friend Kelly Davis and as time went on, I realized what an awesome person Sharon was. A little weird perhaps, but none the less, pretty awesome. She had this thing about her that just made you realize how human we all are. She would just make you laugh at all our silly, yet true, stupid idiosyncrasies. Over the years, when Sharon wasn't playing travel agent for one of our many trips, tour guide when we got to our many destinations, or navigator on one of our many road trips up north, she would be so much fun to just hang out with. I remember when Kelly had her foot surgery and Sharon was just so delighted to come and spend time at the house playing nurse to Kelly and also figuring out a way to hang a picture that I had painted. Sharon worked diligently on the wiring in order to hang that picture before I got home from work. And to this day, every time I walk by that painting, which is pretty often, I think of Sharon. Donna, I can't possibly know the pain of losing a daughter so dear, I only know that losing a friend as dear stings none the less. RIP Sharon, may your smile and laughter brighten all of heaven. What I wouldn't give to be on one of our infamous road trips now. Love always, Moe.
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This blog was created by Donna Gath Criswell, Sharon's mom. This space is for sharing stories or telling us about Sharon in order to keep the life of this amazing young woman alive. I thank you from the bottom of my broken heart.