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Sharon Mary (Hailey) Abrams

February 20, 1939 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 81)

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Mary Sharon Abrams was “a Class Act,” and a true example of being the best you can be.  Sharon shared a long, loving life with her husband Richard William “Dick” Abrams. She taught her children how to love and respect others through actions and words. 

Sharon “was a great listener, as most Pisces are. Always able to Listen Openly.”   She was a music lover, a book reader, a great baker, and so much more.  Sharon gave back over and over.  She led a drive to provide 500 handmade fleece jackets to orphans in Haiti and the nuns led by her lifelong mentor and friend Sister Virginia McMonagle.  She was a hospice caregiver for several years with Hospice of Seattle and helped to start the hospice program of Kitsap County. She created the Island Jams for Bainbridge Youth Services program after discovering a jam maker near Sequim.  In 2005, Sharon and Dick started the West Coast Paper Scholarship to support the pursuit of education.  Sharon was a gifted and prolific quilt maker. She spent many hours quilting beautiful, artistic, and unique quilts.  She used that talent to provide hundreds of quilts to infants at Children’s Orthopedic Hospital.  This is only a few examples of Sharon’s compassion and passion for giving to others.

Sharon was born to Denzil and Mary Jeanette Hailey. Sharon was predeceased by four children, Christopher, Christina, Rose, and Monica.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 61-years Dick and children Richard (R.C.), Teresa and her husband Jerry, Joe and Daniel and grandchildren Isabel, Lindsey and Alexander and former daughter in law Maite.  Sharon passed away peacefully on January 10, 2021 while under the compassionate care of Penrose Harbor Skilled Nursing in Gig Harbor.

Sharon’s life in total was a beautiful, warm, and comforting quilt.  Her “sewing” of life will be dearly missed and forever admired.


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