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Sharon Louise (Seymour) Sevara

September 3, 1942 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Sharon Sevara Obituary

Sharon Sevara, September 3rd 1942 – January 22nd 2024

Sharon was born on September 3rd, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert and Anna Marie Gannon Seymour. She grew up in Dearborn, where she attended school and graduated from St. Alphonsus High School. In 1968, she moved out to San Francisco, California where she eventually met her husband, Donald. Donald and Sharon moved to the San Francisco suburbs in 1972, where they raised their son Christopher.

Sharon was an attentive and loving mother, who devoted considerable time to her family and community. She was active on local boards, organized swim meets, scout activities, and countless other events. She wanted happiness for her family, but also for those around her, for other families and friends. She always looked out for others, and never missed an opportunity for a social gathering.

Sharon built a professional career in the telecommunications industry, eventually moving to Burlingame, California and later to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she managed a team of equipment installers for a large telecom firm. She was always a ‘people person’, and this skill came in handy when having to understand and respond to the needs of her customers while always looking out for her crew.

Sharon loved all things green and growing and she had the proverbial ‘green thumb’. A lifelong passion for herbs and flowers led her to the village of Tubac, Arizona, where she realised a long-held dream of having her own herb gardens and helping others through naturopathic healing. After many years working in the telecommunications industry, she ‘retired’ early and opened her own business in the village. Known as the ‘Yard Woman’ to many of her friends, she sold home-grown herbs and herbal remedies and offered advice and guidance on the art of healthy living.

Sharon had a keen interest in art and the world around her. She was an avid reader and enjoyed books on a wide range of topics. She gave her time volunteering as a docent at museums in California and Arizona, most recently volunteering at the Tubac Center of the Arts. She also loved to travel and learn about new cultures and cuisines. Some of her happiest moments abroad were spent learning the secrets of Tuscan cooking in Italy, going to the theatre in London’s West End, and trekking through the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with her family & friends.

After closing her shop in Tubac, Sharon made the decision to strike out on another adventure, moving back to Michigan to be closer to her family. She jumped into the move with her usual enthusiasm, and in no time made countless new friends in her retirement community. She loved being back where she grew up, meeting new and old family members, and rediscovering the beauty of Michigan with her new friends.

Sharon is survived by her sisters Mary Beth Seymour and Michele Scott, her brother John Seymour, her son, Christopher, and daughter-in-law Elisabeth. She also leaves behind niece Jennifer (Rich) LaBret, nephews Jeff (Darlene) King, Bryan (Katie) Seymour, Justin Scott and great nieces Nora and Ruby Seymour, Payton LaBret  and Trevor Plunkett. Wherever she went in life, she made a unique impression and so many friends. She will be deeply missed by us all. We have no words to express the magnitude of our loss.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 1 to 4 PM at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington, Michigan, with a sharing of memories at 3 PM.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to: Belle Isle Conservancy https://www.belleisleconservancy.org/ or Tubac Center of the Arts https://tubacarts.org/

 

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Memorial Visitation
Saturday
February 3, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thayer-Rock Funeral Home
33603 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI 48335

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