Sharon D. Fitzgerald

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2003

Juneau resident Sharon D. Fitzgerald, 67, died May 24, 2003, in Puyallup, Wash., after a long illness.

She was born March 18, 1936, in Rochelle, Ill. She graduated from Bell High School in California and attended Biola College, also in California. She worked with Campus Crusade and Young Life staff.

She owned a business in Portland, Ore., for 20 years providing nutritional supplements to health care professionals. She spent 40 years in sales, offering vitamins to Harley-Davidson parts to vacuum cleaners. She retired in 1996 and moved to Juneau to be with her only child and two grandchildren.

Her family said she "loved to talk and had a keen sense of humor. She was full of the kind of life and love that lit up a room wherever she was. Her talents and interests were many, but strongest in the arts. She loved to sing, draw and participate in theater."

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Fitzgerald and Grace (Knipchild) Fitzgerald; her brother, Robert Edous; and sisters, Betty Edous and Patricia Bates.

She is survived by her daughter, Richelle Burns; grandchildren, Grant and Grace Burns; brother, George Fitzgerald; and sisters, Sandy Fitzgerald and Cecelia Bottorff.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Alaskan Memorial Park in Juneau. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Sharon Fitzgerald's name to the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 206 N. Franklin St., Juneau, AK 99801.

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