Sharon Renée Myers
Sharon Renée Myers (née Howe) passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021 in the company of her loving family and devoted caregivers at Brandywine Living in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; she was 71 years old.
Sharon was born in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on November 7, 1949, the only daughter of James Junior Howe and Estella Marie Howe (née Hoff). Sharon graduated with a major in art education from Kutztown University in 1971. It is during her university years that she met her lifelong sister friend, Marjorie Reppert, and found her love of 52 years, Ronald Louis Myers of McSherrystown, Pennsylvania. They were married June 19th, 1971 and began their lives together in Yoe and later in York, Pennsylvania where she pursued a 27-year career as an elementary art teacher in Red Lion Area School District. During her tenure there, her artistic vision came to life in her young students’ work, which she tirelessly featured each year when she transformed the halls of learning into a gallery opening night. Sharon inspired young and older artists alike – encouraging and mentoring them, and later providing a venue for display and sale at her own gallery – all while honing her own artistic talent. During her teaching years, she proudly served as president of the Red Lion Area Education Association. In 1994, she received a master’s degree from Millersville University.
While in York, Ron and Sharon’s daughters Sara Elizabeth and Laura (Fauve) Kristin were born. She poured her heart and soul into raising, in her words, “beautiful, productive, life-filled daughters” and ensured that the summer months were filled with family fun along the Delaware coast - camping, windsurfing, crabbing and clamming, feasts and lazy beach days set the stage for the girls’ enduring love of the ocean.
It was only when the girls were in college that she shifted her full attention to her creative outlet of watercolor painting, which ultimately led to retiring early from teaching, moving to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and jointly opening with Ron the Pretty Little Angel Eyes Gallery on Penny Lane.
With a love for traveling the tropics, and Key West, Florida, in particular, her paintings vividly captured the dancing light and shadows of tropical flora and architecture of the Keys and the nautical reflections from the countless harbors, coves and beaches she traveled. With her husband and friends by her side, her many cruises and visits to ports of call over the years took them to enchanting destinations and provided boundless inspiration for her work. She felt truly at home when painting in Key West and displayed her paintings in solo exhibitions there and in New Orleans and Richmond on many occasions.
Sharon is survived by her father, Jim, her husband, Ron, their children, Sara and Laura (and their partners Mark Ward and Dwayne Hearn), and six grandchildren. Of all of the roles in Sharon’s life, she would tell you that being Mum Mum to Zachary William Michael Hearn, M. Sienna Hearn, Megan Elizabeth Ward, Isla Ciel Hearn, Asher Gracian Hearn, and Catherine Noelle Ward was most rewarding of all. She never missed the chance to get down on the floor and play with her grandkids, lift them over breaking waves, or teach them painting lessons at her easel.
A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held at 1 PM on September 18, 2021 at the family’s home at 29 Wanoma Circle, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971.
Should friends and family desire, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to either: The Rehoboth Art League, 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, www.rehobothartleague.org; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, www.alz.org.
Electronic condolences via www.watsonfh.com
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