In Memory

Sharon Coon (Lamar)

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04/02/11 11:45 PM #1    

Carole Deising (Reid)

I remember a party a Sharon's.  We gathered in basement rec room, boys and girls from Columbia grade school.  Sharon entertained us by singing "Ole Danny Boy"...a young talent.

04/05/11 08:17 AM #2    

Frances Ring (Douglass)

Yes, Sharon was a very sweet girl, I never saw her treat anyone unkindly.  Her voice was like an angel and I loved hearing her beautiful singing in the operettas.  I have seen her several times since WHS;  she gave a lot to the music arena, especially in the Chelan area.  She is missed.

I also remember in 7th grade, Mr. Martinen coaxing her to sing "Oh Danny Boy".  It was amazing for such a young girl.

04/29/11 11:29 AM #3    

David Pearson

I must have been at that same party from Columbia school days (5th or 6th grade) and I sure remember her singing that song!   Talked with her at the 40th reunion.   Wonderfully kind classmate!

07/12/11 04:31 PM #4    

Gary Sirmon

I met Sharon at Pioneer Park during the summer after our 5th grade.  The city used to sponsor summer activities at all the parks and Sharon and I became friends.  She was extremely talented and I'll always remember her lead role in "Oklahoma" (opposite Glenn Dobbs).  She was special.

07/14/11 02:04 AM #5    

Gary Sirmon

Sharon and I (Carmen Sirmon) grew very close our senior year. We were fortunate to be able to participate in  Apple Blossom Festival activities together. On a trip over the pass to Olympia, where we were to pass out Aplets and Cotlets to congress, we became so hungry we helped ourselves to the candy. We ate so many pieces we didn't have enough to hand out. We were scolded and embarrassed. We did try to behave after that. Sharon and I went on to WSU together that fall. The towns of Chelan and Manson will always miss Sharon.


07/27/11 04:32 PM #6    

Linda Herr (Doty)

Sharon was my husband's first cousin, so we enjoyed her company at

family functions.  She sang for my father-in-law's funeral - her uncle

Harold, and I was amazed at her poise at such a difficult time.  Always

the sweetest gal, and we admired her so much.

09/10/14 03:36 PM #7    

Janet Rose (Van Orman)

I always looked up to Sharon . She was so pretty and a gold voice as well. We sure had some good times in Wenatchee Hi....Janet Rose

01/15/18 12:30 PM #8    

Glenn Dobbs

Sharon was a sweetheart.  I enjoyed and fondly remember playing opposite her in Oklahoma and the following year in Brigadoon.  Ironically, we have a picture of a gradeschool class at Columbia School, probably the second or third grade, with Sharon and Patti (Haug) standing next to each other.  Years later our (Patti's and my) son, Douglas, married Sharon and Edd Lamar's daughter, Amy, who have graced us with two grandchildren, Mitchell and Sydney.  Sharon was a very special person blessed with a crystal clear soprano voice which she used to the pleasure and delight of family, friends and the communities throughout the state of Washington. 

01/16/18 07:59 AM #9    

David Pearson

Thanks Glenn, I didn't know that you and your wife shared grandchildren with Sharon and her husband. I always enjoyed the WHS musicals, and was very proud of our outstanding high school choir. Looking back, I wish that I had chosen music over art back in junior high, learned how to read music, and then have been part of the choirs. I'm married to a retired music teacher who still teaches piano and accompanies school choirs in the area. She is a talented pianist and organist. All four of our children were involved in choirs through high school, two in college, and the three girls had leads in The Music Man, Guys & Dolls, Crazy For You, Bye Bye Birdie, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Classmates like you and Sharon helped to instill in me that love and appreciation for music! Thank you.

07/10/20 01:56 PM #10    

Glenn Dobbs

Hi David,  I just ran across your comments regarding Sharon Lamar (Coon).  We were blessed with an excellent choir teacher, Earl Norwood, whom I saw after 40+ years at Sharon's Memorial Service.  Mr. Norwood created a legacy of fine music through his work at Wenatchee High School and I still find myself humming or singing songs our acapela choir sang in competitions throughout the northwest.  You are blessed indeed to have married a talented musician.  Music brings so many valuable attributes to a civilized world; it's too bad there isn't more good music around.  It's good hearing from you.  If you'd like to communicate feel free to send a personal email through this WHS site and I'll respond with my private email address.  Blessings to you and your family.  Glenn


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