This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sharon Meyer Grab. We will remember her forever.

Sharon Meyer Grab passed away at her home in Sparks, Nevada on November 24, 2020. She was 67 years old. Sharon was born April 3, 1953 in Sacramento, California to George and Wanda Meyer, where her father was serving in the Air Force. Sharon, along with her siblings, moved all over the world while her father was in the Air Force, settling down in the Pacific Northwest upon his retirement. After graduating from Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon, Sharon worked in Portland, Oregon, before moving to Reno, Nevada, where she worked as a postal carrier. In Reno, Sharon also met her love and husband of 38 years, Stanley Grab. Sharon and Stan married on August 14, 1982 on the farm of her Aunt Margie and Uncle Fred Meyer in Ridgefield, Washington. Sharon and Stan had no children, but were parents to many adopted dogs, who held a prominent place in their family.

Sharon lived with chronic pain her entire life, requiring various surgeries over the years that never really alleviated the pain. Like a true “Meyer,” she never really spoke of her pain. More recently, especially during the pandemic, Sharon seemed to become more withdrawn and anxious, eventually taking her own life.

Besides Stan, the Meyer family was Sharon’s life. She returned “home” to the Pacific Northwest when she could for the annual Meyer family reunions and back to the farm where she got married. She loved to talk on the phone with her mom, Wanda, every morning, even when Wanda was out of town. Like her father, George, she loved to watch football on TV, especially the Seattle Seahawks, collecting much Seahawk memorabilia over the years.

Sharon is survived by her husband Stan, her brother Greg, her sister Kim, and her dogs Sammie and Zorro. She was predeceased in death by her beloved parents George and Wanda, and her dogs Keoki and Gracie. Donations, in honor of Sharon, may be made to the Nevada Humane Society, an organization from which Sharon and Stan adopted many members of their family.

Nevada Humane Society Reno
2825 Longley Lane, Suite B
Reno, Nevada89502-5942
(775) 856-2000

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STORY OF THE SNOWDROP (Picture at the top of the page)

Shared by Maggie Smith on June 23, 2021
As children, Sharon and I always admired these dainty flowers that bloomed around the “patio” at the back of Grandma Bessie’s home. Dad (Fred Meyer) said the bulbs were brought from Scotland by the Leslie clan. Dad planted these bulbs at our farmhouse under the tamarisk tree where they bloom profusely each year. I also dug some bulb clumps from the red hills and planted outside my kitchen window (and everywhere else). These are the first flowers to bloom at the end of winter, signaling the beginning of spring. Snowdrops are said to symbolize hope. When I see their small, white heads poke through the dark earth, I feel blessed and connected to family. In Sharon’s memory, I will be sharing snowdrop bulbs for you to plant in a place that may be special to you.