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We Love You Sharon!
Fred & Sharon Heater
   
Fred and Sharon Heater
Fred & Sharon Heater
Fred and Sharon Heater
On 12/31/01 at 5:35 pm, Sharon Heater passed away as a result of complications during cancer treatment.

Sharon requested we celebrate her life and not her passing. At the very end, her only regret was she would not see you all at the 2002 TCI Convention in Sacramento that she and her husband Fred had been working so hard on since they returned from last year's Convention. Her only goal was to offer us all the biggest and best TCI Convention ever. The best tribute we could ever pay her is to attend the upcoming Convention.

There will be no services as Sharon was a member of the Neptune society!

Sharon was so devoted to our organization that she left her entire estate to the TCI Foundation. Even in her passing, her selfless efforts to promote TCI to our tall youth will be realized. The Heater's ask that anyone wishing to send cards, flowers or any such acts of kindness instead remember her in the form of a contribution to the TCI Foundation in her name.

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Below find 123 GuestBook entries!
On 01/02/02 Skye Martinof the Tall Club of The Sierras said . . .
When my aunt died in late August 1995, Sharon gave me a great gift at Labor Day Weekend, that of laughter over a simple song that had sent me careening from my church that very morning. That and her gift of helping TransSierra Tall Club become a reality are just two acts that will forever endear her memory to me. (That and a poorly told joke!)

We love you and already miss you, Sharon.

On 01/02/02 Jim Mixonof the Florida Skyliners of Miami, Inc. said . . .
One of the few times I find myself without words, Sharon. Like the impact you had on my life, so can the depth of my grief be described . . . immeasurable.

As I sit here alone, contemplating my words, it is difficult to see my monitor through the tears welling in my eyes. Never would I have thought I could share my sorrow so publicly, yet I proudly do so here . . . my love for you is much stronger than my pride!

I have come to regard you as family, Sharon, an institution not familiar to me. I have now learned the responsibilities that come with that are not always happy and joyful ones. Losing a family member has been pretty much alien to me since I was 18 years old, when I lost my father.

An important piece of my soul has left me today Sharon. I sent it with you. I will reclaim it one day . . .

On 01/02/02 Sandi Marseof the Tall Club of Charlotte, NC said . . .
One of my earliest memories of Sharon is arriving in LA with Jim Mixon in the mid-80's and being met at the airport by a crowd of crazed people (led by Jane Bates and Sharon), merrily blowing kazoos as we came off the plane ... being the proper Miamians that we are (were), we tried desperately to hide anywhere ... needless to say, it didn't work ... she's been a significant part of our lives ever since ... some people simply pass through your life ... others make a definite impact ... that's our Sharon! I thank you for always being there, and I promise to work on that #1 rating as best I can (just for you!!) ...

On 01/02/02 Nancy L. Jacoby, TCI Foundation Chairpersonsaid . . .
Sharon, one of your smiles & the sound of your laughter are two of the things I shall always remember about you. It is so hard to believe that I won't ever hear you say from across a crowded room "Nancy, get your butt over here and give me a hug hello." While it was hard to love you at times, I always knew your heart was in the right place. May God bless you & Fred - your warmth & generosity, that you have so willingly shared with all of us over the years, will give us comfort. Tears will be shed as we grieve for you, laughter will be heard as we remember you. God Bless

On 01/02/02 Chip "PoseyBear" Posnerof the Tulsa Tip Toppers said . . .
Sharon will be missed!

On 01/03/02 Jim Reynoldsof the Tall Texans of Dallas said . . .
Sharon was a joy to be around, always bubbly and upbeat! And, damn it, I'll miss her at the tall events...Superman

On 01/03/02 Amy Storm, Miss Tall Internationalof the Tall Texans of Dallas said . . .
Sharon will be greatly missed.

On 01/03/02 Jane Beleyof the Tampa Bay Tall N Terrific said . . .
Fred: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Sharon will be missed by all her tall friends and I hold her smile and hugs in my fond memories of past TCI Conventions and weekends. She will not be forgotten. Another tall angel is watching out over all their tall friends.

On 01/03/02 Jeff Duerrof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
My first exposure to Sharon (and Fred) was at Echo Lake in 1995. I was a newbie to the Bay Area, was thinking about joining GGTT was stuck up at Echo with a bunch of people I didn't know. The first afternoon there I came within trolling range of the Slippery Nipple Inn, and got snagged in by Sharon, introduced to a lot of fine people, got drunk (thanks to Sharon) and a wonderful weekend had just begun. That will always be a highlight of my tall club experience.

Let's not sugarcoat it, Sharon was a pain in the ass. But one of the most selfless, generous, dedicated, contributing and loving P in the A's I have ever known. She left a deep positive impact on our club, several other clubs and on TCI. I love her, respect her immensley and am celebrating her life with a massive Gin and Tonic.

I also look forward to celebrating her life at the July convention which is happening because of her (and you Fred) and which will be an outstanding legacy to her name.

Love to you and yours Fred. I suspect she is up there now, kicking ass and organizing the next convention.

Jeff

On 01/03/02 Craig Thurmondof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Hi Fred, I followed Sharon's progress alwyas hoping for the best. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to Sharon as well as visiting your home during events. Thank you for keeping us all informed during your trial and sharing with us. Craig.

On 01/03/02 Walt Narogof the Tall Club of Rochester said . . .
I discovered Sharon Heater at Convention in California...instant karma...then over 4 plus years got to know her better as I was always welcomed to the big round table by the pool & encouraged, dare I say, taunted into joining the "cuervo capers". Her charm, enthusiasm, & laugh were a magnet. Her wit, sarcasm, & "that look" at times were misunderstood. The lady lived life large & spoke her mind. For that, she always has my deepest respect. I look forward to being in California again this year & raising a glass to Sharon because I know she'll be with us by that pool & I know she'll always be in wallyworld too....jeeez Fred, my eyes are glassing over...you're the best..I will see you soon

On 01/03/02 Margi youngof the Golden Gate Tip Toppers said . . .
You are family to me, both of you and I feel so lucky to have had so many great fun times with you. you will be dearly missed and I will never forget you love you Margi

On 01/03/02 Lynelle Gordonof the Tall Club of Silicon Valley said . . .
Sharon is a unique character, and I mean that in a positive way. You never knew with her what was coming next. She is such a wonderful mixture of spunk, fun, and feist. Fred, you and Sharon were of immeasurable help when we were organizing pre-convention and we never could have done it without your help and advice. You know I'm here if you need ANYTHING at all and my love and prayers are with you. Love, Lynelle

On 01/03/02 Gail Burnettof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon's transition is truly a landmark for our club and TCI. Sharon had such amazing energy and she was very adept at expressing her passion for TCI. The generosity of her time, energies and competency were endless. Sharon had a good heart and was willing to commit to her beliefs even knowing they might not be well accepted. She was always so complimentary to me and to me it seems impossible that she could be gone. Beware though, she is watching and you can just imagine what she'll say if you piss her off. She will never be forgotten. Fred, your Tall Family is here for you. We love you.

On 01/03/02 Janet Makowskiof the Rocket City Tall Club said . . .
I first met Sharon at convention this year in Maine. I was made to feel welcome in several of the "Cuervo Capers" myself. Even tho I didn't get to know her for very long, I was looking forward to Convention this year to possibly get to meet her again. I know that her influence on TCI will be greatly missed. I have heard a few stories about her and I am sure I will hear more, may she be a inspiration to us all!

On 01/03/02 Laura Mayof the Atlanta Sky-Hi Club said . . .
Fred, you and Sharon are in my thoughts and prayers . . .

On 01/03/02 Garth Vazof the Towering Texans of Houston said . . .
Sharon, I will never forget your smile.

On 01/03/02 Ann Clarkof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon was a vivacious, free- thinking spirit,whose presence was felt the moment she entered the room. She lived the saying "carpe diem" and her dedication and commitment to TCI and the STC was limitless. Those who were fortunate to know Sharon, understand that beneath her sometimes rough exterior was a generous, loving woman, who would do anything for her friends and TCI family.

I will cherish the special times we spent together and think of her each time I boogie to one of the "oldies and moldies" she loved to dance to, or when I put on a pair of skates to cruise around a rink, or as I sit on top of a houseboat sipping margaritas.

You will be missed, girlfriend!

Annie

On 01/04/02 Andrea Taborof the California Tip Toppers said . . .
I met Sharon and Fred while living in Northern California. They were both very warm and kind people going out of their ways to make people feel comfortable. When an engagement I had broke up, it was Sharon and Fred who were there to comfort me. Sharon told me, "life will be better" and she was right. Say hello to Janice Moon and Kae for me.

On 01/04/02 Ann Watt, Club Founderof the Tall Club of New York City said . . .
Fred, I am grateful to have this opportunity to express my deepest sympathy.

May these expressions of our love and support from your tall family be a comfort to you at this time.

Sharon spirit touched so many of us while she was here and will continue to impact our tall community through her generous contributions to the TCI foundation.

God bless her and keep her.

On 01/04/02 Bob Hirschof the Redwood Empire Tall Club said . . .
We had good times and not so good times together for about 20 years....it seems impossible that Sharon can be gone. Her contributions to our tall family will not be forgotten. Fred, never forget that we are all here for you. Your friend, Big Bob

On 01/04/02 sue said . . .
I wasn't done. nor had i edited my comments. So here's the rest... Sharon loved to party i have the strong feeling that her doctors said that she was not going to be allowed to party on NYE, so she said, ever so eliquaintly, "Okay fine, (screw you) I'll go somewhere else to party. I don't know but, i sure hope you have the company of Kae and Jane Bates. You will be missed

On 01/04/02 Tammy Folstadof the Twin Cities Tall Club said . . .
From all the stories told here, Sharon was more than friend to all of those who knew her well. Those of us who only just met her could even sense how special she was. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

On 01/04/02 Rissa Dodsonof the California Tip Toppers said . . .
Sharon was the most spirited and outspoken and supportive person I have ever encountered. She was a friend and an ally and a cheerleader! Now, she's an angel.

On 01/04/02 Dick Bishopof the Redwood Empire Tall Club said . . .
I will always remember how much fun Sharon was at the various TC functions. Always a simle and great laughter that made everyone feel confortable. Sharon will be missed but always remembered. Fred, I am here if you need anything.

On 01/04/02 The Howardsof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Glenn and Kimberly raise a glass of the bubbly to Sharon and send their deep felt condolences to Fred.

On 01/05/02 Scott Cordesof the Paramount Tall Club of Chicago said . . .
(PTC alum) Some of my fondest memories of Sharon are from Chicago's convention (1995), partying with her and Clevelynn at after hours. One of the gags was that they swapped badges and were pretending to be each other. I had never met either one of them before, and they had me fooled the whole time!!

Sharon really knew how to have a good time, and really knew how to include others and make sure they were having a good time. Look in the dictionary under the word generous and you will find a picture of Sharon there.

Sharon, I will miss you. Say hi to Kae for me.

Fred, I hope you find peace in your mourning. You are not alone Fred.

All TCI members, past and present are mourning this tragic loss.

But I'll tell you this....there is one hell of a party goin on on the other side.

On 01/05/02 Phil Worsham--TCI Presidentsaid . . .
Upon reading everyone's comments already posted, I truly see that TCI has lost a vital part of its' soul. Sharon has touched many people in many ways and the void created will not be filled, merely glazed over.

On 01/05/02 Genie Williamsonof the Sarasota Tall Sunsations said . . .
When my fellow STSers, Marge and Dotty, checked into our room in Portland last summer (my FIRST convention) it was quickly apparant there was a party going on next door. We stuck our heads in the open door and discovered Sharon, Fred and a BUNCH of wild folks having a VERY good time. We were strangers to the group, yet welcomed with open arms. Such a great start to a fun week! When I registered for Sacremento convention, Sharon sent me a personal note - just like we were old friends - and really made me feel welcome and looking forward to having more fun with her next summer. After reading everyone's comments I realize how lucky I am to have met Sharon and Fred, and I feel cheated that I won't get to know Sharon as so many of you have. Fred, we all grieve with you but know that Sharon is looking in on all of us from "Cloud 9" and will definately be with us next summer at the greatest convention to date!!

On 01/05/02 Tim & Rose Williamssaid . . .
Fred & Sharon both worked for me for a number of years. I never had concerns as to the facility operation because as a team the were strong and devoted to our progress. Sharon was sometimes difficult and overbearing but always ensured that the task was completed to her standards. The work relationship grew to a friendship that has lasted until her death. I'll miss the opportunity to come on line and not be able to give her a hard time. She was quick to return the same to me and I think that made our relationship develop. Fred lost a wife, friend, lover and confidant. She was a pillar of strength, I'm sure to the last. She wasn't the type of person who was going to bow down to her misfortune. We can all learn a lesson from Sharon and that is to be strong, hold your head high and don't allow the bad things get in our way. If you couldn't control it or fix it, don't worry about it. I'll miss her wit most of all, she always had something to offer and was usually correct. Hang in Fred, you lost someone very dear but her image will always be there. She isn't about to let her memory be lost.

On 01/05/02 Jere Shields, Miss Tall International 2000of the Timberline Club of Denver said . . .
So sorry to hear that we have lost Sharon to cancer. I actually had no idea she was having any health problems, but wanted to wish you my sincere condolences. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all of her many friends in TCI.

On 01/05/02 LeeAnn Spencerof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
I first met Sharon at a Sacramento Tall Club Halloween Party at her home in the mid 1980's. She had a strong impact on me as being a bold, gracious and fun loving person - attributes we can all aspire to. I'm still trying. She was dynamic back then as I am sure she is today with her presense felt here on Earth and up in Heaven. I love and miss you Sharon. My condolences to you Fred. Please contact Dave and I anytime Fred. We love you too.

On 01/05/02 Stacey Limbaughof the Golden Gate Tip Toppers said . . .
The moment I met Sharon at a Tall Club Event she was full of energy. She was always a person who said what was on her mind and was not shy about it. (Even though she claims she was a shy person.) I was greatful to her when she lent an ear (and shoulder~to cry on.) to me at a House Boat Weekend when my mother had passed away just months before the weekend. I was hesitant to get back into the world of the Tall Club and was glad to see her on the houseboats. She was very comforting, supportive, and hummorous to lift my spirits. She will defintely be missed. My heart goes out to Fred and his famlily and friends who will miss her dearly.

On 01/05/02 Patricia Crainof the Other said . . .
My deepest sympathy in your time of loss. You and your wife have had the oppertunity to show me the warm and caring people that you have become in todays challenging society.I only wish that i had the oppertunity to return the warm exchanging of moral support. You are with me in my thoughts and prayers Fred. Take care and stay the kind of person that all can learn from.

On 01/05/02 Cathy Callahanof the Tall Club of Long Island said . . .
Dear Fred, My deepest sympathies to you and your families. I have only meet you and Sharon during TCI COnventions and have found memories with much laughter. My last memory wasss that on line in Maine waiting to for dinner at the athlete club. Joking and smiling all the time. That is how will will all rememmber Sharon. Laughing ans smiling.

Cathy Callahan Director Miss TI Pageant 2001

On 01/05/02 Eve Plasseof the Golden Gate Tip Toppers said . . .
I was so shocked when I heard of Sharon's death- I did not know that she was sick. I saw her and Fred last fall at a party and she was her usual exhuberant self. We'll miss you Sharon and this website is a wonderful way to be able to share all the fond memories that people have of you. Eve

On 01/05/02 Rusty Bloomquistof the Redwood Empire Tall Club said . . .
Fred... We were so hopeful that Sharon would win this battle. It is going to be so different without her at our Tall Club events. She will not be forgotten. Thanks to Jim, we have this wonderful site to pay tribute to Sharon. I can just see her now hosting a Tall Club Event with others that have left us.

I pray God's blessing on you that you will be comforted and will be given the strength to carry on, just as He has done for me in my loss. They say that His strength is suficient to carry us through all trials and tribulation but when in doubt you know your tall freinds are all here to help also... Just give us a call.

Sharon... Farewell for now, but our hope is that we will all be together again someday. Tall Hugs, Rusty

On 01/05/02 larry brownstonof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon was a lot of fun to be with at last July's Icehouse campout and other tall club activities.

On 01/06/02 Shirley Shelangoskiof the Tall Club of Silicon Valley said . . .
I am so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing, but I know that she is in a good place and not in pain. I enjoyed her voracity for life. God Bless both Sharon and Fred. Shirley Shelangoski

On 01/07/02 Harry Lemanof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Of all the people that I know, Sharon is one of the very few that had the energy and presence to influence an entire room of people. Sharon would share what she had with those that were in need and insure that others would also step up and pitch in. I, for one, will really miss her. I will miss the energy that she brings into a room. I will miss my interaction with her. I will miss the kindness as well as the sharp tongue that lets people know where she stand. I will miss the sound of her voice coming from the middle of a group of tall people. But above all I will miss being able to give her a hug hello.

On 01/07/02 Noreen Durhamsaid . . .
Sharon, you had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever knowen always giving of yourself, you were always there. Sharon and Fred treated me as family, I will miss you Sharon, your smile, the way you say whats on your mind, the way we joked around ya I know I make a great cocktail table and the huggs and love you so freely gave, you will be in my heart always and I feel blessed to have had you in my life. I love you.

On 01/07/02 Leta Johnsonof the Tall Club of Orange County said . . .
Sharon will always be remembered as so gregarious! At every party or TCI event that I attended, I would always want to be around Sharon because she was usually the 'life of the party'. No one knew how to celebrate life more than Sharon.

On 01/07/02 Fred Carlsonof the Golden Gate Tip Toppers said . . .
Very sad. She had much life left..

On 01/08/02 STEVE ROENNEBURG & JANE GOSZof the Tall Club of Milwaukee said . . .
We are very sad and shocked to hear the news of Sharon's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. We will always remember the good times we spent together, especially Reno! You helped create a very special weekend for us and we will always treasure the memory. Fred, please always remember that the memories are what will keep you going. Right now they are painful but as time goes on you will find great comfort in them.

On 01/08/02 Joe Harlukowicz of the Tall Club of Austin said . . .
Fred, you are a lucky man to have had such a wonderful caring wife and friend. It was a privilege to know Sharon and always feel welcomed by her. We will miss her deeply.

On 01/08/02 Jill Viglione, Miss Tall International 1993of the Golden Gate Tip Toppers said . . .
Fred, Sharon and I last talked at GGTT's Anniversary Dance in November. I commented that she "looked fabulous in that red dress!" She then flashed one of her incredible smiles and told me that she bought it for $12 at a consignment store! We both laughed, and shared a special moment. Sharon will always be remembered with humor and a love of life. She was a one-of-a-kind spirit and will not be forgotten.

On 01/09/02 John A. Neelands, IIIof the Portland Skyliners said . . .
Portland Skyliners, retired!. Fred, my friend, I always wondered if the grace you always showed was something you learned from Sharon. I know that some thought her abrasive,but she actually conquered graciousness. She always made me, and everyone else, feel like we really were SOMEBODY! What a gift, what a loss. Thanks to both of you for years of joy and life made better because you both were there!

On 01/09/02 Marcia Elliottof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
It seems impossible to me Sharon is gone. I was so sure her spunky, feisty, determined attitude would see her through . . . I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know her the last few years. I will always remember her generosity and fun loving ways. I'm looking forward to toasting and celebrating her life at convention with her friends. You are missed and most surely not forgotten. My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you Fred.

On 01/09/02 Diane Frosen, RNsaid . . .
I have been blessed and priviledged to be one of Sharon's caregivers here at Stanford. We new her only for the 6 weeks she was with us. She became part of our hearts and will not be forgotten by her team of nurses!

On 01/09/02 Melody Barszczof the Paramount Tall Club of Chicago said . . .
The memories I share with Sharon are not those that most others would appreciate. Though we only shared conventions, we were snickering sisters, bad girls looking for trouble, same age soulmates who could relate to the changes that have taken place, defiant to hold on to the era that we enjoyed so much. God, I would have loved to be old lady girlfriends with you some day, and some day, in another place, we will.

On 01/10/02 Jan Layherof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon, where do I start? I can’t believe you are gone. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. You looked so healthy, why didn’t I understand that I could lose you? This is the most impossible realization I can imagine. Even as we say good-bye to you Saturday, I’m going to expect to see you walk in, smiling and, as someone mentioned, saying “Hey! Get over here and give me a hug!” When I first saw you at one of Harry’s pool parties, I wondered, who was this loud, boisterous person? Everyone seemed to know your name… Well, it wasn’t long before I got to know you, like you, and love you. You and Fred invited Floyd and I into your tight knit (tall and personal) family, and we had so many wonderful times. With less than a moments thought, you’d have your pocket book open to take care of anything at hand, without question, as you also did with your heart. You were a very loving and giving person. You were such a presence in our club, and our lives. We will make you proud to have left this Convention in our hands. You will be there in spirit, and in our hearts. And, as you would expect, every time I have a glass of champagne, I’ll be drinking it with you, my friend, always. I miss you so much.

On 01/10/02 Brenda Cash said . . .

On 01/11/02 Don Billowsaid . . .
As many have mentioned, Sharon was a PITA. But, she was a wonderful, uproarious PITA. My earliest clear recollections of Sharon are from the Clearwater Convention ('97). We had a wonderful ride to and from the Casino Boat night. She and Fred were, to me at least, the perfect TCI Convention attendees. They arrived in a good mood, asked for little, complained even less, a went busily about showing themselves, and anyone who cared to join them, a really good time. Always generous, always cheerful; if you brought a bad attitude you had to change it or leave. I was very much looking forward to working with Sharon and Fred on the upcoming Convention. Now I will have to work a little bit harder to make sure that everyone who attends has a really good time. That's the way Sharon would want it.

On 01/11/02 Stan Smithof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
I was deeply saddened by Sharon's passing, I will miss her very much ... Sharon was a very caring, dedicated, and giving person. I met Sharon and Fred just after I joined the STC in the summer of '96, and had talked at a couple of tall events. I really got to know them both, the weekend of Mary & craig's wedding, (won't forget the dalmatian ears) and had many great times together since. Sharon has always treated me like part of her family. The dedication and passion she had towards tall clubs through out, will be greatly missed... God bless you Sharon, and Fred

On 01/02/02 Scott Tietjenof the Atlantic Tall Club said . . .
My deepest condolences....

On 01/02/02 Marian Antilaof the Tall Texans of Dallas said . . .
Some people touch our lives in special & unique ways ... Sharon, you hold a permanent place in my heart. Peace be with you.

On 01/02/02 Georgiana McCallof the Atlanta Sky-Hi Club said . . .
I think of Sharon Heater as a "kindred spirit" who lived life fully with few regrets. She was one strong dame! Sharon's essence will give those of us fortunate to have passed her way strength,joy and wisdom. She was a bubble and a light to many...

On 01/02/02 Eileen Van Reusenof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon and I managed to move around each other for over 10 years, going to the same activities and saying hello and never getting to know each other until 2 years ago. Since then I have been privileged to become very close to Sharon and consider her one of my best friends, more like a sister. She has such a big heart. Everyone knows the party Sharon but the lucky ones got to know the real Sharon. I am one of the lucky ones.

Sharon, I love you and I will keep my promises.

On 01/02/02 Carol Hudsonof the Towering Texans of Houston said . . .
Sharon was a person that none of us will ever be able to forget! She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She made an indelible impression on everyone she met. We are all so fortunate to have known and loved her... She will live on in our hearts!

On 01/03/02 Jeff Holtof the Other said . . .
"Behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me." Rev. xxii.12.... -Lo, He beckons from on high! Fearless to His Presence fly; Thine the merit of His blood, Thine the righteousness of God: Angels, joyful to attend, Hovering round thy pillow bend, Wait to catch the signal given, And escort thee quick to Heaven. - Amen. Surely I come quickly... Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Rev.xxii.20

TCI-at-Large.

On 01/03/02 Susan Caronof the Redwood Empire Tall Club said . . .
Sharon did my nails way back when she was Sharon Knox and chidded me for not wanting to date "short men." After I introduced her to STC, she claimed that she would never date anyone under 6'2" again! The "fever" was hers and her marriage to Fred was a testimony to her active baginings in the tall club! I loved all aspects of Sharon, her huge heart and quick humor, her hostess with the mostess qualities, her "getting things done" ability and her passionate committment to TCI. I love you Sharon, there is no one like you!

On 01/03/02 Clevelynn Mentilloof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon is the other half of me and I'm going to miss her terribly. Tall Club brought us together and we became inseparable. She is my family and I love her and will miss her so very much. You will always be a part of me Sharon and I will miss you a lot!

On 01/03/02 Russell Bancroftof the Other said . . .
There will be a hole impossible to fill at TCI events around the country. Sharon was a joy to be around. She will be missed dearly.

On 01/03/02 Geri & Joe Durrenbergerof the Tall Club of Orange County said . . .
Dearest Fred, How grateful we are that we were able to speak to you and Sharon only a couple of weeks ago. We were all so hopeful that Sharon would be healed.

You are a Prince among men. Faithful and supportive throughout this journey...We love you Fred. Thanks to Eileen too. For being there for the two of you. I know those were difficult phone calls to make...

Please know that our prayers are with you... And we will see you at TCI Convention 2002. Joe & Geri Durrenberger

On 01/03/02 Noreen Wahlof the Tall Club of Silicon Valley said . . .
Sharon WILL be missed...one very special person whose unique character energized many who knew her.

On 01/03/02 Kelli Henson Hillof the Towering Texans of Houston said . . .
When I read what her many, many friends have shared here, what stands out most is how Sharon was able to make each of us feel so special to her. For me, to know Sharon Heater meant more than to simply remember her name at gatherings. She was an absolute and constant inspiration to me to give vent to my true self, to never kiss ass, and to share my spirit with others as generously as she did. You didn't just know Sharong -- you "felt" her. Sharon's unique approach to sharing herself with others, her commitment to TCI, and her trademark laugh simply demanded that of each and every person she met. I am so incredibly happy to have known her, and -- despite the apparent ease with which she so often handled adversity -- am so incredibly happy that she is resting and at peace and no longer bound by the physical sufferings of this world. I love you and will never forget you, Sharon, for being such a wonderful person. You have gone from our physical presence, but will forever remain with us all in our hearts.

On 01/03/02 Stan Harfordof the Atlanta Sky-Hi Club said . . .
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Stan

On 01/03/02 LANE PHILLIPSof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Though Sharon has been promoted to a new higher level position, we will all feel her presense in the future. We all celebrate her time with us!!!

On 01/03/02 Beverly Berdellaof the Atlanta Sky-Hi Club said . . .
Fred, I had no idea she had cancer this is a shock to me. I will truly miss her she was so much fun to hang out with. Key West and Convention will never be the same I will always look for her and I know she will be there with us. I'm so sorry if there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask me. Always, Bev

On 01/03/02 Cindy Riddlesof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon... what can I say? She brought a lot of liveliness to all our events (who can forget getting 17 Talls in her hot tub at a summer pool party?) and she and Fred were the most gracious hosts around. She will be felt at all the future Tall Club events... toasts will be made in her honor... laughter will ensue as we recall numerous "Sharon" stories... but most of all I know she will be there with us sharing all the fun times. She will never be forgotten. Never!

On 01/03/02 Andrea Phillipsof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
I have known Sharon in excess of 15 years. Although we were never "friends", we knew each other and were linked together by Tall Club, with our lives touching from time to time. No one was ever a stranger to Sharon.

I am happy that she found happiness in her life with Fred. She will be missed by one and all.

On 01/03/02 Janice Billowsaid . . .
I have so many memories of Sharon. She was just one of those people that made a lasting impression on everyone! If there was one single thing her life taught me was to LIVE! I have never met anyone who lived life as full as Sharon. She didn't waste words. At times those words were sharp, but I soon came to suspect most of them were a cover to her tender caring heart. It is a great honor to have been asked to help make Sharon and Fred's dream of Convention 2002 a reality. We are going to party, and Sharon WILL be with us in spirit. My thoughts and prayers are still with you Fred.

On 01/03/02 Dave Spencerof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
I first met Sharon in the late 1980's when she became a member of the Sacramento Club. She was brash, outlandish and outrageous. It wasn't until she asked me to "rescue" her one evening at the casinos in Tahoe during the Echo Lake Weekend did I realise that there was more to her than the gruff exterior. Inside she was a shy and extremely caring woman.

Over the years I've seen her support many issues important to the Tall Club as well as the many people of Tall Clubs. People was what she was most about. For that, she shall be missed the most.

On 01/03/02 Jon McGeeof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
As someone fortunate enough to know Sharon over this past year: from winning a limbo contest at one of her many House Parties (she let me win!) to drinking too much at Icehouse, to casual conversations at Shasta, and even getting stuck in an elevator in Houston, TX. I look back on this year as one of accomplishment...of having more fun in one year than I have ever had before...and most importantly...as a lesson of living life to it's fullest! And for this lesson, I as a better person will always be grateful and will always remember!

On 01/03/02 Doris Livezeyof the Tall Club of Silicon Valley said . . .
The tears well as I write this. Like Jeff Duerr, The Slippery Nipple Inn at Echo Lake is where I met Sharon (& Fred). The warmth I felt was overwhelming. When she considered you a friend you knew it. I'm sorry I was unable to accept the invitations to their Sacramento home because of my family commitments, but I always enjoyed seeing her at the events we attended together - convention in Newport Beach, Echo Lake the following years, Apple Picking and our local dances and parties - I always perked up on hearing her laugh and knowing I wasn't there alone. We visited at Kae Einfeldt's bedside in Santa Cruz, Sharon having driven 2 hours to get there. Our closeness grew when we both received Special Merit awards for befriending Kae in her last days; I was so honored to be on the same level as Sharon. What energy! Her sparkle and sassiness kept you on your toes - always trying to think of a comeback. At our anniversary party this year as I was handing her a name tag and placecard, she said "put down the damn name tag and give me a hug!"

Fred, Clevelyn, Eileen, you were so important to her. She told me little vignettes of some of your fun activities. We talked on the phone while she was in Stanford and my eyes lit up when I would check my email and see she had sent me a message.

Kae's last toast at her 80th birthday was that she would see us all on Cloud 9 and now Sharon is up there with her. Damn it Sharon - I will miss you. One very special lady! Bless you, I'm so glad I was your friend.

On 01/03/02 Georgia Wiseof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
I didnt know Sharon that long, but the short time I knew her, she touched my heart and my life. The parties and meeting will never be the same without her.

My prayers and love go out to Fred and family, for this was a wonderful woman that will be missed more than anyone will ever know.

God Bless!!

On 01/03/02 Virginia Zoschak (Reeves)of the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Fred, sorry for your pain. I understand it. For Sharon, to breathe again, elsewhere. God bless you Fred, you Sharon, and everyone.

On 01/04/02 Sabah Salahof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon,

We were destined to be friends. We grew together to understand and cherish our friendship. You were always taking care of everyone else. You always had the biggest heart and the best intentions. I feel a big empty space in my life girlfirend and I will love and miss you always.

On 01/04/02 Jacque Taylorof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon was a gift, even for those like me where the acquaintance was so brief. Sharon dazzled all those around around her with her energy, warmth, and dedication. I'm glad I had the pleasure to know her.

On 01/04/02 Mike Rivardof the Tall Club of Silicon Valley said . . .
Let me explain why I am close to tears as I write this. Sharon was a golden-hearted person who never hesitated to speak her mind, and sometimes with language that could make a sailor blush. The night I first met Sharon, I witnessed her bitch caustically at a female friend about the latter's taste in men, but then said, "I know I can talk to you like this without hurting our friendship. I love you!" How could anyone who talked like that even know how to be phony? Given such honesty, how could Sharon's warm smiles and hugs be anything but heartfelt?

This is how Sharon Heater, in just a few hours, earned the complete trust and fondness of someone - me - who normally picks his few close friends very slowly and carefully.

Sharon, I love you and I will never, ever forget you!

On 01/04/02 sue karonof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon Knox-Heater had quite an impact on me for the past 17 years. Sharon always opened her home to her Tall friends, and like the people that knew her are saying, it was always very clear where she stood on any given topic. Lots of our fun seemed to include club mixers, no wait, i mean blenders filled with Avalanches & margaritas. The good times included going to places like "the Swamp", "the Slippery Nipple Inn" and poolside patios. One of my favorite times was when 6 of us from all over the country decided to do a group costume for the wizard of Oz. Another great time was Kae's 80th birthday party.

On 01/04/02 Judy Hirschof the Redwood Empire Tall Club said . . .
My darling Sharon...what I wouldn't give to have one last hug and our usual exchange of rude comments we had for one another. I was truly blessed to have known you for so many years and I will always treasure the many adventures we shared...all the good times with the Heater's , Heinson's and Hirsch's. You will live on in my heart until we are together again. Pass on hugs and kisses to Jane and Kae. What a great trio in heaven! We'll watch over Fred and make sure he cleans the house to your standards, especially the water spots. That's my parting rude comment. Farewell Mrs. Heater. Love and hugs, Mrs. Hirsch

On 01/04/02 jan hammon of the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
To Sharon... our wonderful, brash & bold, crazy person who always made sure that everyone was smiling! Some didn't understand you, but you sometimes showed your other side of being a caring & loving person, who always made an "outsider" feel welcome... I will definately miss your smile & your abilty to "tell it like it is".. come hell or high water... We all look forward to your presence at the TCI Convention... we know you wouldn't miss it ... even from the "other side"... Peace be to you & Fred .... my love always ...jan

On 01/04/02 Tom Kingof the Tall Club of Austin said . . .
Sharon was loved like a sister to me. Her and Fred are the dearest friends. Many very good memories will always be with me of Sharon and the great times we had together. She will always be with me.

On 01/04/02 Big Tom Cashmanof the Fort Wayne Hi-Lites said . . .
I have tears in my eyes.I hate it when sweet friends have to leave this earth. Sharon always had a BIG HUG and a kiss on the cheek for old friends.

On 01/04/02 Helen W. St.Nicholasof the Tall Club of Long Island said . . .
Dear Fred, there are no words to comfort you during these darkened days. Sharon's spirit and love will remain with you always, and these memories will ease the void within time. I first met Sharon in Atlanta Georgia, my very first TCI convention. She was so full of spunk, I immediately thought this gal must be from New York! I admired Sharon's honesty, her humor, and her "first class" lady-like ways of each hair in place, each nail perfectly polished, and always beautifully dressed! How lucky you are that Sharon picked you Fred. Many of us go though life only wishing to have a glimpse of a perfect relationship...you experienced it! I thank you both for sharing...for caring...and for personally allowing all of TCI to witness the true beauty in life. My prayers and thoughts are with both of you. May God ease your pain and take care of that special angel we all knew and loved.

On 01/07/02 William Andreeof the Tampa Bay Tall N Terrific said . . .
Hi Fred, Being a poker player and gambler all my life, I read faces and body language. The picture shown here of you and Sharon greatly depicts the love that you two have. Please keep in mind that your TCI family is always here for you. After reading the many entries, one can only conclude that Sharon will be always remembered and sorely missed. She is now in God's hands and I'm sure that she will become an angel and will watch over you, as well as her TCI family. Sharon, we miss you.

On 01/07/02 Amy-Lore Dormeyerof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Sharon had such joie de vivre and loved life so much; it is hard for me to believe she is gone. Her contributions to STC and TCI are immeasurable, and we will all miss her greatly. Fred, my heart goes out to you.

On 01/07/02 JULIE BELLEFLEURof the Golden Gate Tip Toppers said . . .
What a fabulous picture! Sharon looks so beautiful, so thin, and so young!

Fred, what is going on with your chin? Did you tell a lie? Did you get an implant? I know that in person your chin doesn't look like that!

Anyway, more to the point, my deepest condolences to you, Fred. Your beloved wife was an inspiration to us all, and she will be missed.

I am truly looking forward to the July Convention which is going to be soooooo much fun! I feel it will be a tribute to Sharon for all her contrubutuons to our many Tall Clubs and for her inspiration to our many tall club members. (Just look at this board!)

I know that Sharon would have been one of the first to say "Life is short; let's dance!"

On 01/07/02 Kama Gozaof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Joining the Sacramento Tall Club was a difficult decision for me as I was shy and always felt like the odd person. I remember Sharon coming over to talk to me and how she told me she was shy also. I just thought to my self, I wish I could be shy like Sharon. I remember she encouraged me to go to Convention in Florida 6 or 7 years ago. I had a great time. She knew everyone and introduced me to many people!!! Though, I could never be as witty and outgoing as Sharon she has left me with many fond memories and I just have to smile when I think of her. She is one of a kind and I will never forget her. Fred, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

On 01/08/02 Marcia Sachsof the Atlantic Tall Club said . . .
Sharon, it was a pleasure to meet you. we did not know each other well, but I wish you Peace

On 01/08/02 Shelley Santaof the Paramount Tall Club of Chicago said . . .
How sad I was to hear of Sharon's passing. I just "chatted" with her online, a few weeks ago. She was telling me about all the plans for convention. Sharon, Fred and Clevelynn were instrumental in making my first convention (Denver, 1994) such a great experience. I used to get such a kick out of her sense of humor. (She was even funny at breakfast after doing Dawn Patrol at numerous weekends and conventions!) She was a very caring and nurturing person, too. She will be missed. Fred, take care.....my thoughts are with you.

On 01/09/02 Robert Spencerof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
Yes, Sharon was indeed a unique individual, and this I mean in many positive ways. And although it took a bit of getting used to at first, I liked and appreciated her "tell it as it is" attitude. Maybe just a little more tact at times would have been even better, but I admire somebody who's got the guts to say what the rest of us are thinking and are wishing the person next to us would say so we don't have to. You know what I mean? I long to live in a world where people are truthful about their feelings with each other and we stop living lives full of so much deception, pretending and B.S.ing. Let's just be ourselves and let people love us (or hate us) for who we really are! And I think that's a message that Sharon continually relayed in just being the way she was. I regret that I won't be able to attend her services Saturday (I'm already involved in another ceremony). But be assured, Michelle's and my prayers are with you!

On 01/09/02 Cindy Baiersaid . . .
I was so hoping that Sharon would be able to turn it around. I am so sad to hear the news...my deepest sympathies. Cindy Baier

On 01/10/02 Maggie Andersonof the Portland Skyliners said . . .
What an incredible loss. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you Fred. Our TCI Family has lost yet another thread of life to our woven friendship quilt. Now together with Kae, Jane, Clara and so many others we have lost, they will await the rest of us.~~~ My Deepest Sympathy~~ Maggie

On 01/10/02 Brenda Cash of the Golden Gate Tip Toppers said . . .
For Sharon, a most talented, generous, and courageous Friend: Thoughts of you bring many fond memories. A couple of my favorites are you and Fred at Echo Lake on your colorfully decorated porch generously sharing your hospitality and insisting we share your Slippery Nipples. (Not that that was the only place we shared Slippery Nipples and fun!) AND the exquisite productions you created as Editor of the Golden Gate Tip Toppers HIGHLITES. Thank you for sharing you with us! It somehow, so sadly, seems fitting that you left us physically only after launching such a gallant and courageous fight--cause that's the kind of spunky lady we all knew and loved. Am so sorry your battle ended the way it did, Sharon. You're an inspiration; thank you, again. I'll be missing you and your welcoming eye-to-eye smile, Lady. But somehow I know you are with us, smiling down with your warm grin, and I welcome that. Please give Kae a hug for me. I must add thoughts of Fred: I cannot imagine there ever being a more caring and loving spouse. Thank you, Fred, for being there in such a constant, wonderful and meaningful way for our beloved Sharon. You, too, are courageous and an inspiration. Loving thoughts and hugs to both of you. Brenda

On 01/11/02 Donna Williamsof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
The first time I met Sharon was when she invited me into the "Slippery Nipple". When I saw the efforts made to set up this furnished bar, complete with couches, lights, and all.. I knew I'd like her. To you Fred, my deepest condolences.

On 01/12/02 Cathy L. Buchanan Ballof the Other said . . .
We will miss you Sharon. Peace be with you and your family at this time.

On 01/12/02 Kodi Durhamsaid . . .
Sharon & Fred were a second family to my mom and I. They took us in to their home and let us stay till we were back on our feet. And I love them so very much. And their such great people.

On 01/14/02 Gail & Levi Swiftsaid . . .
I remember meeting Sharon along with Clevelyn at a convention several years ago. I forget the name of the concoction that they were liberally passing out to all the tall convention goers, but do remember it had Yukon Jack!! What a fun gal!! Full of life and focused on her passions. You will be missed.

On 01/16/02 Diane " Rainbow" Matthisenof the Paramount Tall Club of Chicago said . . .
Sharon always had a smile At conventions I always saw her coming in with liquid refreshments and telling the deals that she got. Sharon I'll miss you. Say hi to Kae.

On 01/16/02 Vickie Stewartsaid . . .
I have known Sharon for almost 20 years. Ten of which, she did my nails. Who needs a priest when you have a nail lady like "Sharon". She not only took my confessions, she gave advice and make you take it. Having Sharon as a friend was at times stressful and overwhelming but always fun and unexpected. I hadn't seen her in a few years when she walked into my kitchen and told me about her cancer. She laughed and made lite the whole time. This world now has alot less laughter in it. She will be missed.

On 01/17/02 Nancy Horstof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
I just heard about Sharon. WE will all miss her.My prayers go out to you Fred. I'am so glad I met both of you, I always enjoyed talking to you both. Sharon was a great hostess . We had good times on the houseboat and apple picking . May GOD bless you and comfort you now and always.your friend Nancy

On 01/18/02 Linda Delgadoof the Towering Texans of Houston said . . .
Sharon will be missed. Fred, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

On 01/18/02 Gayle Swainof the Tall Club of Orange County said . . .
I only knew Sharon for a couple of years. My first recollection of her is at a coast to coast toast to Kay Sumner. She and Fred, and Winnie and Norm drove all of the way down to OC to attend our function in Long Beach. Sharon gave a beautiful toast to Kay, and I could tell that she has truly loved her and missed her. But that's the way Sharon was. She poured her heart and soul into everything that she did, and I suspect that she is probably up above trying to direct things there too! Dearest Fred, my prayers and thoughts are with you. You have many wonderful tall club friends to hold you up during the next couple of months. God bless and peace be with you. See you soon. Gayle

On 01/19/02 Carol Francisof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
I met Sharon in 1987, and she immediately came up to greet me. I was voted in as a member of STC at her apartment. We had both worked in male correctional institutions, but otherwise we were pretty different. When she and Fred got together, her life changed quickly. She seemed to settle down, and they were a team from day one. Clevelynn was a constant friend, if not truck driving buddy.

I got to know her at the Houseboat Trip and the GGTT Labor Day weekend, and then I started selling Style Maker clothing. lo and behold, she shows me a card, through Geta who she worked with, and Roxann, one of my hostesses. well, if you knew Sharon well, she loved clothes, but had a hard time getting pants to fit her calves. That was when we really got to know each other. She came to my place, and I would stop by their place in Wilton on my way home from Stockton, to deliver clothes or do a fitting.

Sharon had a heart of gold under that tough exterior. When I was pretty fed up one evening at Tall Club, Sharon was the one right there with her hand on my shoulder, letting me have my feelings. It was good to see you last night, Fred, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I was going ashore to a penguin rookery in Antartica when her service was held. She would approve. Life is to be lived, to the fullest, and she did.

Great lady, I will miss her. She is up there guiding us spiritually to a great Convention. love, Carol Francis

On 01/21/02 Joseph Mezzacappaof the Carolina Tall Club said . . .
Fred, I am saddened for your loss.

Sharon.

What a character!

How many of us have been stuck in an elevator at least once in our lives? Surely no more than once. Sharon had it happen to her TWICE in the SAME WEEKEND at Y2K2 in Houston! I would have bet that she would try for the hat trick to gain entry into the TCI Hall of Fame. But that wouldn't have been necessary. She belonged there just for being who she was.

Sharon, please make sure there are no problems with the elevator for those on the way up.

On 01/22/02 Cheryle Lawson and Douglas Wrightsaid . . .
My heart is saddened by the loss of Sharon. She is so special and unique. I feel as if I have known her all my life because we were so alike in a lot of ways. It was in high school where I first knew of Sharon. I used to see her in the halls and say ‘hello’ and walk on wishing I could spend more time with her. I later learned she felt the same about me but we didn’t connect until our 30-year high school reunion. It was then we realized we were destined to be friends forever.

There are people we meet, work with and socialize with that leave an impression on our minds. Sharon was one of those people that left an impression on my mind, body and soul. I would describe her as “larger than life” because she was.

Some people might think that Sharon was foolhardy for being so open and giving. It is my belief that she knew more about a person after five minutes than most of us would after a lifetime. She had a way of looking into your heart and making you realize that there are good and kind people out there because she was one of them.

I am going to miss you, Sharon. You have a generosity, wit, intelligence and warmth that is unrivaled by anyone. While I am not a perfect person, I am a better one for having had you in my life. Watch over Fred, sweetheart, because he is going to need all the strength he can get in order to survive our loss of you.

Fred, we are your family, too. We love you and hope you know that whenever you need a shoulder to cry on, a place to get away to, or just a chat, we are here. We will always be here for you. Please remember that. We can not miss her as much as you are, but we are all sharing the same pain.

On 01/23/02 Arelen Bensonof the Other said . . .
Sharon and I were in the Air Force together. We spent Basic and tech-school together. Well you know how roommates are. Sometimes I wonder we ever passed the tests in school.We always made it in time to change into our uniforms for the new day. I haven't spent time with her in the last 20 years, but she's always in my thoughts. Besides I know she's getting things organized upstairs. I'm sure they really needed her.

On 01/12/02 Donna Rayof the Portland Skyliners said . . .
We've met several times over the years -- I am shocked and saddened to hear of Sharon's death. I send my condolences and hope you have enough personal support to help you though this tough time. It is a great loss - I hardly know words to describe what is in my heart. You're in my prayers. Hugs, Fred. Donna Ray

On 01/25/02 Peter Meyerof the Euro-Club said . . .
I feel very sorry for you, Fred! Heather was a very nice, kind and attractive Lady to me. I was my pleasure to meet her and I will miss her, too.

On 01/27/02 Marion Kochof the Euro-Club said . . .
"Das sind die Stunden, die wir nicht begreifen! Sie beugen uns in Todestiefen nieder Und löschen aus, was wir von Trost gewußt, Sie reißen uns geheimgehaltene Lieder Mit blutend wunden Wurzeln aus der Brust. Und doch sind das die Stunden, deren Last Uns Stille lehrt und innerlichste Rast Und die zu Weisen uns und Dichtern reifen."

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

On 01/31/02 Fred Heaterof the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
My Dearest Sharon,

Today is the one month anniversary of your passing...My heart aches as much today as it did the moment you left. I can't believe how empty this world is without you here with me......

You had such an impact on the people you whose lives you touched, both professionally and personally. I can remember so clearly the many times you talked friends through their problems. Your patient loving ways and advice somehow always helped them to make the right decisions.

Your amazing gusto for life will be forever an inspiration to us all....

I also remember that you are the one who taught me to live life, to understand what is important. To realize that material things do not create happiness. Drawing from each others love and commitment always brought the most happiness to our marriage. Until I met you I knew nothing about love in life, nor did I suspect that I would ever experience the love that you showed and so freely gave to me.

One of our dear friends wrote after your passing, "keep the good memories in your heart and eliminate the bad from your mind."

" I can't do that Sugar Bear, I have the good memories in a BIG box in my mind and heart and the bad in a very small matchbox. I have to hold on to them both, even in that little box of bad memories there was a lot of good that helped make our love very strong."

I only wish you were here to share with me the thoughts you have had as you read all the testimonies of our friends who loved you the most.

We are working very hard at carrying out all the loving hard work you put into our upcoming convention. We know you will be proud and there with us every step of the way.

As you stand up there watching over us along with Kay, Jane and Janice, I envision an incredible group of women who touched so many lives and hearts and will never be forgotten.......

"Save a place for me honey, we'll be together again some day."

All my love forever........

Fred

On 02/08/02 Nancy Bukowskiof the California Tip Toppers said . . .
Sharon will never be forgotten. There are times that I recall thinking of Sharon and what was happening to her with her struggle. She had so much more living to do and she will live in my memory of her. As for the mysterey as why God decided to take her, I believe that her leaving has made us pause and think of our own morality and the passing that we all must do at one time. I will pray for her that she is in peace. The first time I met Sharon and Fred was at Echo Lake - the Slippery Nipple Hut. I never seen or heard of anything like this before. I was welcome by Sharon and from that day forward I'll never forgot who she was. Her zest for life and being with all her friends made her the happiest. I am glad that I had a chance to be in her life for the couple of times that we shared. I will miss her dearly. Nancy

On 02/20/02 Joe Shookof the Tall Club of Austin said . . .
God occasionally has needs for some very special Angels! Sharon is now watching over all of us and we couldn't be under better scrutiny. God bless you, Fred, and Tall )-(ugs, Buddy!

On 02/21/02 mike mayof the Skyscraper Club of Cleveland said . . .
i first met sharon when she had a blond crew cut. in spite of or because of that. we became friends. a pair of smart asses. i watched her maturation in t.c.i. and thought that's what were all about. there are two great female laughs in t.c.i. and one is now still but i still hear it in my heart evey day. see you later sharon.

On 06/09/02 Geri Durrenbergerof the Tall Club of Orange County said . . .
Dearest Sharon, Our beloved Winnie Heinson has Crossed Over. There must be an incredible rejoicing among all the Tall Angels. Just wanted to let you know how much you are all loved. And while you are not with us in the physical ....You are most definately with us in our hearts...forever!

On 06/20/02 Brad Friedman of the Sacramento Tall Club said . . .
I'll raise at least a few margaritas at Convention in Sharon's memory. She is missed.

On 01/25/02 Peter Meyersaid . . .

On 01/25/02 Peter Meyerof the Euro-Club said . . .
Fred, I am very sorry, that I became confused by Sharon's first name. I do mean Sharon, not Heather, who I do will miss and I am sure, she will never be forgotten by anyone who ever had met her!

On 01/27/02 Alice McGeeof the Other said . . .
I use to be a member of Detroit's club, I am now a member at large. So sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. The tip toppers are a wonderful group of people and even though I am not active anymore, I still want to be a part of this wonderful group of people and have become a member at large.

I will not be attending the convention this year, but I am sure that it will be a grand one as usual. I will be attending the AZ week end in Feb.

Alice McGee

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