After a long illness, Sharon Pedersen died peacefully on January 15, according to her daughter Liz Kampschroeder. From CaringBridge, Sharon was first diagnosed with leukemia in May of 2014. After reviewing the side effects of the treatment options, she decided not to seek treatment and wasn’t expected to live more than a year. Despite ever-declining energy, she continued to be as active as possible in the things she loved, and stayed connected to family and friends.
Liz wrote, “…I know she wanted everyone that took the time to read her entries (CaringBridge) to know how much she cherished the friendships and support she received. She was loved by so many and so many of us loved her. And will be greatly missed.”
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Sharon’s name to:
Saturday, January 28
Frontenac Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
10445 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. open house
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. memorial service
All are welcome to attend and celebrate her rich and wonderful life.
If you are moved to do something as a tribute, Sharon asked that you donate time or money to a cause that’s important to you.
Fran Glass remembers:
“Sharon was a Wild Ones member since 2002. She hosted Wild Ones yard tours in 2008 and 2012 and volunteered occasionally at our Chapter events.”
Native landscaping was a passion for Sharon. She planted a beloved yard of native plants, which she called, The Hundred Species Yard. Her garden was a huge source of pride and comfort for her. It received certification from Bring Conservation Home.”
Sue Leahy remembers:
“My first introduction to Sharon was while I was taking Dave Tylka’s Native Landscaping class at Meramec and the class visited her home. The 2nd encounter was a Wild Ones yard tour at her home which was my first meeting since joining Wild Ones. She was very warm, welcoming and inspiring on both occasions.”
The 2012 Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter yard tour description: “I’ll discuss my experience as Master Gardener volunteer at Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, where I participate in native habitat restoration and first learned about native gardening. I will also give a summary of the Creekside Garden, established 2007, including both mistakes and successes. Two binders of garden photos, from initial house construction in 2007, to fall and winter garden, 2011, will be available to give context.”
A special thank you to Brian Hall for passing along the service details and other information.