OBITUARY: Sharel Ann Wilson, Oct. 17, 1954 – Sept. 19, 2011
Sharel Wilson was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Her family and
friends were her life and her life was full.
The daughter of a professional musician, Sharel and her family moved to South Lake Tahoe in the late 1950’s. She graduated from South Tahoe High in 1972, met her husband Doug shortly after and the two were married in 1977. Sharel and Doug remained in Tahoe until their children were grown and then resettled in the Carson Valley.
The quintessential Italian mother, Sharel’s love for cooking was second only to her love for her family. Birthdays, holidays, or just any old Sunday night dinner, Sharel had a way of making everyday special.
Diagnosed with cancer in 2007, Sharel battled for 4 ∏ years with grace and insurmountable courage. She continued to do many of the things she loved like traveling, cooking, hosting parties, and even canning her award winning pickled beets! Her strength continued to inspire those who loved her right up to her very last days. With her family by her side, Sharel passed away peacefully at home on September 19, 2011.
Anyone that had the pleasure of knowing Sharel would agree that her beauty was incomparable and her love was unconditional. She is survived by her husband Doug Wilson, son and daughter-in-law Douglas & Amy Wilson; daughters and son-in laws Courtney & Brian Noonan and Mason & Peter Cornelius; sister and brother-in-law Michele “Sis” & Marty Hock; brother-in-law and sister-in-law David & Melinda Wilson. She is also survived by her grandchildren Evan & Erin Cornelius and Audrey Wilson, neices, nephews, cousins and too many friends to count.
A Mass will be held at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave, S. Lake Tahoe, CA. on October 22, 2011 at 10:00 am. A celebration of life to follow the mass in the church’s hall. All friends are welcome to attend the memorial services.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Sharel’s name to the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry at http://www.ovariancancer.com. Cards are welcome.
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