Sharon Marie Slade (nee Pehnke), 66, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away June 23, 2014. She was born May 31, 1948 in Galveston, Texas. Sharon was blessed with a loving family and enjoyed a wide range of experiences and ideas growing up. She became the embodiment of creativity and caring, and a blessing in many peopleâ€™s lives. Sharon was a positive person who saw the good in people and in circumstances. She had a strong love of family and friends, and was always a staunch believer in individuals and their dreams. She encouraged her children to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams. In her eyes, her children and grandchildren shined brighter than any star, and her friends were heroes right out of legend. She loved all children and was happiest when sharing in their world (especially when teaching arts and crafts). Her caring extended to all critters; she worked as a volunteer to rehabilitate rescued wildlife in her home. She was loved and will be missed, but will always be with us in our memories.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph â€śJinxâ€ť Pehnke and Rita Hendricks. Sharon is survived by her siblings: Anna and husband Terry Apple, Stephen Raia, Robert Raia, Carl Pehnke, and Joe Pehnke; her children: Joseph Schmidt III and wife Lisa Roig, John Schmidt and wife Melissa Schmidt, Shane Bernhardt, and Meg Haile; and her beloved grandchildren: John, Emma, Will, Joshua, August, and Kate.
A service and fellowship will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 starting at 10 am at the Lone Star Cowboy Church, 21627 Eva Street, Montgomery, TX 77356 with Pastor Randy Weaver officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made â€śIn Memory of Sharon Sladeâ€ť to Friends of Texas Wildlife ( www.ftwl.org ), any State Park or to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (www.wildflower.org ).