In Memory

Sharon Calhoun

Sharon S. Calhoun




Posted at on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:00 am


1947 - 2011

Sharon died at the age of 63 on Friday, July 8, 2011. She was a resident of Corvallis.


Sharon was born and raised in Corvallis. She was a 1965 graduate of Corvallis High School, and later lived in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Louisiana and Texas prior to suffering a stroke 30 years ago. She eventually moved back to Corvallis, and, through therapy, regained much of her life. She started the first stroke support group in Corvallis, and led it for eight years.


She also served on the City of Corvallis Disability Access Committee, helped with the planning for an elevator at First United Methodist Church, and created a catalog for a Guatemalan trip for First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis.


Sharon loved doing needlepoint, sewing, and making greeting cards on her computer. She shared her creations with family and friends. In her younger days, she loved riding motorcycles, and was known by the nickname "Crash and Burn Calhoun." She kept this moniker when she rode around Corvallis on her electric scooter.


Survivors include sisters Bev (Don) Wyne of Washington and Pat (Bob) Ward of California; niece Shawna Kidd and grand-nephew and grand-niece Jakob and Ella, of California; many friends; her church family; and the staff at Corvallis Manor.


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07/17/11 02:26 PM #1    

Susan de Meules



Sharon was the starter and keeper of the CHS-65 Class List for 15 years. She saw a great finder of LOST classmates...which is why our class list is so complete.  Apparently Sharon finally got tired of her stroke-crippled body and simply stopped eating. When I last saw her late 2010, she could barely get into bed with help. She had lost all use of one hand and the other worked like a club. She worked the computer with her knuckle. It had been years since she could do her needlepoint (she had done some very nice pieces).  At the service, which she planned herself, her final image for us was of her riding her motor cycle off with her angel wings.

I didn't know her well at CHS, but got to know her when I took over the class list. She was one determined lady... and an inspiration to everyone she met.

      Jim Pierce


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