OBITUARY

Sharon Ann Babb

May 13, 1944September 9, 2020

We join Sweet Adelines and barbershop fans around the world in mourning the loss of Sharon Babb. Sharon was a long-time Sweet Adeline chorus director, judge, coach, educator, and administrator. She was a former member of the Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors, former Music and Sound Specialist, Director of 1987 International Champion High Country Chorus, and Master International Faculty Member. In 2013, Sharon received the Sweet Adelines International President’s Lifetime Achievement award. Generations of singers benefitted from her generosity of spirit, wit, and expertise.

Sharon taught English and sponsored the yearbook and school newspaper at Broomfield High School for 38 years. It was there that she also met the love of her life, Carl. They were married for 49 years.

Sharon was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Society and met for the past 40 years with six other members in yearly get-togethers. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sweet Adelines International in Tulsa, Oklahoma c/o Young Singers foundation to help promote young women for singing on harmony.

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Judy Windey

September 28, 2020

As an Int'l Panel Secretary in SA for 23 years, I worked with Sharon several times during that time. At our first meeting I noted her kindness, her efficiency, and a no nonsense approach to the job we were there to do. My surprise came after the contest completion when I met the Sharon that was not that straight laced lady that I had been with for 2 days, but an outright comedian. Her personality and quick wit kept us all in stitches. I don't know where or when, but I can still see the hotel suite where Sharon lead us in many hands of poker and we ended up not attending the Region dinner that was planned for us. I've loved getting to know her in CO. as a friend. RIP Sharon

Susan Richards

September 24, 2020

Both Mr. and Mrs. Babb were two of my favorite teachers in high school (class of '80). I had the good fortune to work on the newspaper my sophomore year and always appreciated Mrs. Babb's no-nonsense guidance and encouragement. There's no doubt she influenced my eventual career in writing and journalism.
Rest easy, Mrs. B. xo

Cheryl Dorsey

September 23, 2020

Sharon was a truly gifted lady and teacher. I so valued her friendship over the years. I know she will be truly missed by all who knew her and worked with her.

When Sharon and I worked together, I couldn't believe how many things she accomplished. I asked her how she got it all done. She replied that she slept only about 4 hours a night. When asked how she could do this, she replied that her mother told her that she could sleep after she died. Sleep well, Sharon. You deserve it.

Vicki Mayea

September 22, 2020

She was a friend, teacher, coach, and fellow Mizzou grad. As a Sweet Adeline, nothing felt better than to have Sharon say to you, "Yes, that's right". Will miss her so much.

Susan Burk

September 22, 2020

I first met Sharon in 1973 where we both sang in the (now gone) Centennial Chapter of Sweet Adelines. I was privileged to sing under her direction for 10 years in Mountain Melody Chorus, where she saw some potential hidden in me, and helped me develop into her associate director for the last 7 years of our chorus's existence. She taught me so much! I sang for her in High Country Chorus, and will never forget the joy on her face as she directed us to a gold medal in Hawaii. She was my mentor and my friend, and I will miss her beautiful smile for the rest of my life.

Ruth (Lloyd)

September 22, 2020

I had Mrs. Babb for APE a million years ago.....but she would hate that exaggeration. She always worked on getting me to speak my thoughts in class and telling me I was good enough. She definitely touched the world for good.

Rest in peace.

Jeff Alexander

September 21, 2020

I only attended Broomfield my senior year so I only had 1 class with her and amazingly she is the only teacher I remember. never cared much for English but her passion for teaching made it a great class. Rest In Peace.

Josh Seggelke

September 20, 2020

I don't have the words.

Mrs. Babb would've yelled at me for this; snapping that I indeed did have the words and I was smart enough and eloquent enough and that I could do this if I just believed in myself. She was like that. She could break you down and build you up with one sentence.

Obviously, she was my favorite teacher.

I was lucky enough to be her student in both AP English and on the Eagle's Cry staff for two years. She humored my humor, wrangled attention out of me during dreadful poetry units, and made all of us feel like we were part of a team while putting out The Cry once a month.

I've thought about her quite often over the years. Her lessons on respect-- taking your damn hat off. Her lessons on writing-- show me, don't tell me. On living--just ask the girl out!

She definitely made me a better writer and most assuredly a better person. I will eternally be grateful for that. My thoughts are with her family.

Teddi Davis

September 20, 2020

I was privileged to have taken Journalism from Sharon Babb back in high school 44 years ago. She was a talented educator, and brought out the best in us. I still use the lessons she taught us then. Thank you, Mrs. Babb! You made a difference, and made us all the better for it.

Tori Postma

September 19, 2020

Sharon was a mentor and friend for more than 35 years! I was always amazed by her brilliant mind, her unfailing positive attitude, and her wry self-deprecating humor! Sweet Adelines International has lost a giant, and I will miss my friend. Prayers for Carl and the family.

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