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Pat H. Foley & Company

1200 West 34th Street, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Sharon Lee Christensen

July 9, 1944September 9, 2020
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Sharon Lee Kauffman Schaaf Christensen was born July 9, 1944 and passed into a better world on September 9, 2020. She is survived by, three children, Marilyn (Miss C) Houston, TX, Sheril Sheppard and husband Shawn of Hillsborough, NC, Scott Christensen, wife Christy of Victoria, TX, three grandchildren; Isabelle, Natalie and Eli, brother, Trace Kauffman, sister Bab Maxwell and husband John of Suffolk, VA, and three nephews, Chris, Jereme, Travis and their families, as well as many extended family and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Louis “Grumpy” Christensen, parents and multiple siblings. Sharon was born in Cleveland, OH and was adopted from Cleveland Christian Home by her parents George and Elsie Schaaf in 1948. She attended North Olmstead High School Class of 1962 and graduated from Mount Union College with a teaching degree in 1966. Upon marrying Lou, she became a Navy wife and traveled the country to locations from coast to coast. She impacted the lives of many through her volunteering with Girl Scouts, most notably in Shorewood, IL and Bay City, TX and Cub Scouts in Broken Arrow, OK. She served the Bay City and East Ridge, TN communities as a book store owner and shop worker for many years supporting the ongoing love of reading in entire communities. She took great joy in sharing her love of sports, especially the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns and working the gates of Engel and AT&T Stadiums with the Chattanooga Lookouts. She was rediscovered by her birth siblings in the 1980’s and enjoyed the expanded family, surprisingly shared memories of places throughout Ohio and their unconditional love. With a move to Houston, TX Sharon quickly became involved in volunteer work at Charles W Eliot Elementary helping raise funds for a playground, organizing a uniform store, and counting Box Tops. Sharon loved having visits from her daughter, son and grandkids and spent hours doing hidden object games with them on the computer and talking about sports, especially volleyball and baseball. She was considered an Angel Among Us and will be greatly missed. Sharon’s Celebration of Life will be held a Pat H Foley Funeral Home, 1200 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018, on Sunday, September 20th from 2-4pm. Social distancing and masks will be required. In lieu of flowers donations to Cleveland Christian Home can be made at cchome.org (red donate button) or sent to 11401 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44111 or to March of Dimes. If you choose to send flowers, please remember family members are highly allergic to roses.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Karen Saumers

September 18, 2020

Sailor, you will be missed by many.
I will always remember our summer school
days at the Mount.. Sneaking out of the dorm
at night not really going off campus but just
because…
God Bless your family and love to all,
Karen Saumers

Shannon Hursey

September 12, 2020

Marilyn, Scott & Sheril & Families,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Sharon passing. Please know that your family in Ohio is so sorry we can’t be with you at this difficult time. Finding & getting to know his sister & her family was one of my dads greatest joys. Sending lots of prayers & hugs
Shannon Hursey & Family (Barry & Pat’s Daughter)

Wayne and Judy Stull

September 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Bab and family. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

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