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Oak Lawn Funeral Home

619 New Warrington Road, Pensacola, FL

OBITUARY

Sharen P. Siefert

November 12, 1946September 3, 2019

Sharen Palmer Siefert passed away September 3, 2019. Sharen was born November 12, 1946 in New Philadelphia, Ohio to David and Lela Cook Palmer. She often said she was blessed to have grown up in a beautiful, small Midwestern town surrounded by the love of family, church, community and values that form a person’s character. She exemplified these values throughout her life and leaves a legacy of generosity and resilience to the many people whose lives she enriched.

A vacation to Hawaii awakened her love of travel and sense of adventure. She began her 15 year civil service career at CINCPACFLT (Pearl Harbor, HI). She then transferred to the Office of the Secretary of the Navy (Pentagon), CNATRA (Corpus Christi, TX), and finally to CNET (Pensacola, FL) as Executive Secretary to the Deputy.

She met her husband David the day she arrived in Pensacola. They spent the next 46 wonderful years raising their children and building a life together. She became office manager at their small business, D&D Welding. They loved to travel and entertain family and friends. She was active in her children’s schools and sports activities.

Sharen will be remembered for her generous spirit and charitable nature. In addition to volunteering and participating in numerous charitable organizations like Gulf Coast Impact 100, she quietly provided assistance, helping hundreds of people throughout her life. She was a member of Perdido Bay United Methodist Church (PBUMC) where she belonged to the Ericson Sunday school class and Bible study. She loved her church and credits it for advancing her faith journey.

Sharen is preceded in death by her parents, twin sister Karen Yosick, and nephew David Yosick. She is survived by her loving husband, David; children, Katie Siefert of Washington, DC; Jill Siefert; Joe (Megan) Siefert; and much-loved grandchildren Camden and Sadie Siefert. She also leaves behind her brother-in-law, Tom (Karen) Yosick, and David’s siblings George (Terrie) Siefert, Dick (Ruth) Siefert, and Roseanne Taylor with whom shared wonderful memories.

A memorial service will be held at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church Sunday, September 8th. Visitation is at 2:00 pm and Memorial Service at 3:00 with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PBUMC, Covenant Hospice, or Ronald McDonald House.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Lela Cook Palmer, Mother (deceased)
  • David Palmer, Father (deceased)
  • Karen Yosick, Twin Sister (deceased)
  • David Yosick, Nephew (deceased)
  • David W. Siefert, Loving Husband
  • Katie Siefert, Daughter
  • Jill Siefert, Daughter
  • Joe (Megan) Siefert, Son
  • Camden Siefert, Much-Loved Grandson
  • Sadie Siefert, Much-Loved Granddaughter
  • Tom (Karen) Yosick, Brother-in-law
  • George (Terrie) Siefert, Brother-in-law
  • Dick (Ruth) Siefert, Brother-in-law
  • Roseanne Taylor, Sister-in-law

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, September 8, 2019

Memories

Sharen P. Siefert

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Cindy Davis Dale

September 11, 2019

I’ve known Sharen, Dave and their wonderful children for 30 years. I remember sitting with them in the yard playing cards on the site that would one day be their beautiful home on the water. Sharen was a truly one of the sweetest souls I knew and she will be missed.

Wanda Southern

September 8, 2019

Siefert family, may angels walk with you today and always. I am so glad to have meet and got to known Sharon, she is one of a kind classy lady. Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you've got someone there for you, and Sharon was indeed there. Wishing the Siefert family strength and peace. God Bless

Deborah Eells

September 7, 2019

Mrs Sharen was an absolute blessing to me and so many others always showing such kindness and compassion to others. Mrs Sharen and her loving husband Mr Dave have an incredible, loving and very close-knit family that I am truly thankful and blessed to have in my life. My sincere condolences to the Siefert family as I keep you all in my thoughts and prays please know I am here for all of you.
Mrs Sharen, job well done here! Thanks for welcoming me into your life as if I was family and please know I am a better person for knowing you and your beautiful family. You will be greatly missed! Rest in peace sweet lady and I will see you again!

Barbara Fox Blankenship

September 5, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of Sharens passing . I met she and Karen at the skating rink not far from their home. We became fast friends . That was many many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you . God Bless you.

Neil Saxon

September 5, 2019

Growing up, Sharen lived near the elementary school. We would all walk over to her house from school for a massive Easter egg hunt! She was always the Mom at the games, bringing the Orange slices and just being a very involved Mom.

Sorry to hear of Sharen's passing. She raised some great kids.

Lucy Bonner Ricklic

September 5, 2019

I grew up next to Vicki and Diana and became friends with Sharen and Karen. Our friendship remained through school. Karen and I kept up
our friendship through the years and five years ago I moved down the street from Karen and our friendship grew stronger again. Through Karen I kept up with Sharen. I know she leaves you all a huge legacy of love and treasured memories.

Kimberly Dinsmore

September 5, 2019

Jill, Katie, Joe,

I remember going to your house a couple of times when ya'll were little. Your mom was so sweet and kind, always smiling. She was a loving mother and a good friend to my mom. May God provide you peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Shari Bauer

September 5, 2019

Sharen was one of the first people I met after arriving in Washington, DC from my small Midwest town some 50 years ago. We had that in common, along with many other things. We became fast friends, and I will forever value that friendship.
May she Rest In Peace.❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY