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     Sharron Ackles passed away peacefully on August 24 with Joe and her family at her side.  Sharron had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over a year ago and had fought hard to overcome it.  Very few people even knew she was ill.  She fought this battle with the same grace and determination that she lived life.   This memorial website has been set up to honor Sharron and will serve as a memory and reminder to us all of a woman who touched us all.  Please feel free to add pictures, videos, stories, music & letters to Joe and his family.  

                                    Memorial Service 

                                             Saturday, August 29, 2015
                                   Keauhou Canoe Club at Keauhou Bay 
                                                           9:00 AM

Following the service, there will be an opportunity to share stories & memories, followed by a scattering of loose flowers in Keauhou Bay and a pot-luck lunch.
We hope you will come and help us celebrate Sharron's life with her family and friends.



          Joe's home address is:  75-280 W. Kawena Place
                                                 Kailua-Kona, HI  96740

In lieu of flowers donations in Sharron's memory can be made through:

               https://netcommunity.pancan.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=796 
 
for furthering research in finding the cause and a cure for pancreatic cancer.  

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Some people never realize how much they are loved by another until it is too late to reciprocate. I came to that realization when I was 16 and my favorite person in the world was removed from my life by circumstance that neither of us could have ever imagined. I continued to dream that we would someday be together again.
 
That dream did come true, as my angel appeared before me one day without notice. From that day forward we expressed our love for each other in every way possible. We enjoyed a love language that most are clueless of. A special touch, a brief look with a smile, a spontaneous hug, an over-the-top gift, each containing a silent love message that words couldn’t express.

When God chooses who will join him, he is drawn to the prettiest flowers in his garden first.

We that remain, will continue to celebrate our great fortune of having been loved by Sharron during her time with us. She was more than a very special lady, and is lovingly missed !
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Happy Heavenly Birthday dear Sharron. I think of you often, and the love you gave to so many.
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We always start talking about moms bday about a week ahead of time. We often ponder how much better our life would be if she was stillI here. I had no clue how much she held us all together, even if thousands of miles apart. Strange these realizations come to mind only after she is gone. I wish she truly knew how much she meant to us. My fault for not expressing it more often i suppose. Losing my mom has taught me not to take anything in life for granted. We miss you terribly mom. We wish you were still here so danged badly. Theres so much i need to tell you. Maybe someday... happy birthday Mommy.
February 14
February 14
Happy Valentines day mommy i love you very much and miss you more than ever.
August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023
August 24...a day that will remain in my memory forever. Miss you mom. Wish you were still here with us.
Marlene Sabo
August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023
Sharron, you wandered in to my heart one day and pronounced we would be "forever friends". I still miss you like crazy. A Hui Hou, dear friend.
April 19, 2023
April 19, 2023
Happy Heavenly Birthday my dear friend Sharron. I happened to be looking through old IM vids yesterday and your smiling face popped up. Only later did I see that it was your birthday. Missing you.

David
April 18, 2023
April 18, 2023
Another year same old bummer. Happy bday Ma. Miss my mom a whole lot, and hope she is happy and content now, and forever.
April 18, 2023
April 18, 2023
Thinking of you today sweet Sharron as I do many days. I miss your warmth and infectious smile. You left a big hole in my heart bc of your aloha and mama heart.
August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022
I had many employees over the years, but none that became a close friend to the extent Sharron was. Much more a friend than an employee. Such an amazing and kind person and secure in her Christian faith. God bless you for all time....
August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022
Sharron was always the best to work with at Ironman. Although I only met her a few times we laughed and enjoyed talking to each other and she was the consummate pro to work with. I enjoyed being around her when in Kona.
RIP Sharron
August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022
I cannot believe it has been 7 years. I still think of Sharron on a regular basis and remember what an amazing woman and friend she was. Her strength of character still helps guide me in many ways. She will always be missed.
August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022
Your memory lives on in all of us who knew and loved you Sharron. Rest in Peace my friend.
August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021
My beautiful Mom,
My family had a good day remembering you with laughter and love. So many changes and events have taken place in the past 6 years that I know would have been all the richer if we could have shared them with you. You were our bright light. The family will always have an emptiness in our hearts until we get to be with you again. I know where you are. I know I will get to feel your hugs and see your cheerful smile and your beautiful brown eyes looking lovingly at me again. I am thankful that I still feel your presence so strongly. I miss you every day Mom.
August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021
I love and miss you everyday mom. Lily misses you and talks to you through prayer a lot. I wish you were here to meet my little mango LeiLani. She would of loved you. Dad and I are the only ones that are close since you left. You were the glue that kept the family together and in contact. They say time heals everything. They lied. It doesn’t get easier. You were the best thing in all our lives. I’m grown now. But I still want my mom. Still want a hug or to talk stories. I miss you so much. The void will never fill. Can’t wait to see you again.
August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021
Still missing you every day. When I go into my Lavaman office, your picture still hangs there and renews the wonderful memories I have of our friendship and fun times. You continue to live on in the memories of many.
April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021
I love you mom and think of you all the time. Life is not the same without you. And when they say time heals all. That’s a lie. A piece of me
Will forever be missing. And a piece of me will never heal until we meet again. Dad misses you dearly. I always try to make him laugh and keep a smile on his face. We bring you up a lot in life and at our Starbucks meet ups in the morning. Dad actually just found a sweater wrapped up and labeled in storage from around 1958 that he got you. He had no idea you kept it all these years. That really made our day. We love you so so much. Lily always brings you up and talks to you in prayer. She still has the first blanket you bought her when she was born. Happy Birthday Mom. I love you so much. You are missed by so many ppl. The light you brang into every room or event will never be forgotten. Xoxo
April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021
Today my mom would have turned 75. My family and I celebrated like we do every year with angel food cake, singing happy birthday and sharing sweet stories of our funny and beautiful Mimi. She is remembered and celebrated every time we wish we could share experiences with her and feel the absence of her gorgeous smile and positive spirit. We laugh together about crazy things she used to do and then I ususally cry. She still inspires me constantly to try my best to show love to my family and to look for the good in every day.
I really enjoy reading the notes from her friends on this site. I know she loved each of you deeply and would be so delighted that you loved her so much! I thank you for remembering her!
April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021
Hard to believe it has been 6 years already Sharron. I still remember being at Ironman in 1998 and meeting you in person for the first time. You were always gracious and a great listener. We had good conversations about the medals I provided and all the awards my company made for you at the World Championships in Kona.
RIP Sharron.
April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021
I think of Sharron often, remembering what a great friend and person she was. I especially remember her smile and it often makes me smile. Hopefully she is smiling down on all of us today on her birthday and knows we are thinking of her with much Aloha.
April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021
Hau’oli la hanau in Heaven, dear Sharron...❤️ Miss you, dear friend
August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020
Hi mom, although you were certainly on my mind, I was camping on the 24th w no cell reception, so my words are a couple days late. 5 years. I sure wish I had 15 more minutes to let you know I understand now. So much has come to light since you left us..We love you very much, and we miss you very much, too. I hope you are happy and at peace mom. You deserve it.
August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020
Yesterday was the 5th anniversary of Sharron’s passing. They say that time heals all wounds! I’m not so sure that’s true. My heart aches for her each time she enters my mind. More so now than 5 years ago.

Love is a fickle thing. It manifests in unlimited forms of thought, verbal expression, body language and touch. It is expressed differently at various stages of life. As a teenager we mistook lust for love. During midlife when raising a family, love was the glue that kept the family together and moving forward. When empty nesters, it was the knowledge of joint accomplishment. As seniors it is an invisible magnetism of mutual respect.

Unfortunately, very few couples are lucky enough to travel through life together experiencing each form of love. Those of us who have are truly blessed. We felt the joy and admiration of watching our mate achieve great things during our lifetime together. We experienced overwhelming desire to support even the smallest goal our mate desired to pursue. We received unwavering support on the part of our mate to ease our pain of failing a personal objective. We received overwhelming concern and unending care each time we fell ill. Love is not a word or an expression, it is a burning sense of admiration and respect for the extreme level of giving you received from your mate. It is rarely visible, cannot be measured and is impossible to fake.

Sharron’s memory is something I carry locked in my heart. It will not fade over time, nor will it be replaced.

I sincerely hope that the majority of you who visit Sharron’s memorial web site have experienced the level of love from one person that I have.

I would like to thank all of you who have posted warm thoughts on Sharron’s “Forevermissed” web site over the years. Although I have refrained from posting on the site until now, I do visit it frequently. It warms my heart immensely knowing that several of you have posted each year, either on her birthday or the anniversary of her passing. I’m certain she was deeply touched to have known you directly and that you continue to be her friend in memory.
August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020
Sharron will forever hold a place in my heart. I am blessed for having met her in 1999 at KKT and then being part of the Carbo party program my first IM Kona that same year and years after. A truly loving, giving person, not just to me, but all she met. Rest in Peace my friend.
August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020
I was touched by the message Brandon left for his mother, Sharron. A beautiful tribute to someone who always gave of herself and was always there to help others. I miss her so much and know that Joe & Brandon and her whole family do as well. 
August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
Such an inspiration in my life.....I will forever be grateful for having known & loved her....Kona will never be the same without you..... a hui hou, dear friend ....Aloha, Deb
August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
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A lot of Aloha left this Island when you passed Sharon. 

Love & miss you and your words of kindness. 

Dane
August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
One of my favorite people God placed in my life......forever thankful to have been her friend......
August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020
5 years ago on this day heaven gained the sweetest, Caring and most loving soul I’ve ever known. The best part of me. My best friend. My Mom. Sharron Ackles. I miss you so much Mom. Just know you’re missed and thought about everyday. And life down here isn’t the same without you. I continue to love, help, and care for others and our family as you did to the fullest. Nothing but aloha. You molded me to who I am today. Thank you. I couldn’t of had a better person to love and raise me the way you did. . I love you Mom so so much. Until we meet again.
April 19, 2020
April 19, 2020
Still thinking about you and missing you so much. In know that in these trying times, you would be such a comfort and a leader in guiding people through. Your strength and love remains in my heart.
April 18, 2020
April 18, 2020
Your 74th in heaven..We love you mom. We think and talk about you all the time. We miss you very much. I am trying to keep the promise I made to you the last time i spoke into your ear. I've been trying to make things how you would want them. I haven't made much headway but I will try not to give up. We will reflect on you and your grace today, and say a prayer for our family. Ride that raindrop and we will see you again someday. Mike&Julie❤
August 25, 2019
August 25, 2019
I see the names of so many people here....it brings back many great memories of the IM family. Sharron made everyone feel special and I am grateful for all the opportunities she gave me. May God continue to Bless.
August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019
How can it possibly be 4 years since Sharron left us. I think of her so often and every time I walk into the Lavaman office, I see her beautiful smiling face that graces our wall there and then I know she is still with us in many ways.
Sending my love to Joe and your family as well.
April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
My beautiful Mom.. Missing you in a big way today. Dad is here visiting us in Texas! Since his 75th birthday was a couple weeks ago I surprised him with his favorite spice cake and some fun old man gag gifts! I put the number candles 7 and 5 for Dad on the cake and I put hot pink with white polka dot candles for you all around his number 75. I told him it represents how you're always around him. You would have loved it! At dinner I set the table with one of your table cloths and your old china plates that you've used since I was very young. You are still remembered and sometimes I laugh and sometimes I cry. Dad too.. but mostly it brings him to tears when he talks about you. His deep affection for you will always be.  I want to say thank you to the sweet friends who posted love notes to you today. Happy Birthday Mom.
April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
Happy Heavenly Birthday my sweet forever friend, missing you everyday and living with the many beautiful and fun memories we made together! Love you to the moon and stars in heaven and back always!
April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
Missing you every day. Time with you truly were the good old days. You became one of my closest friends because we started out as adversaries but we became close loving friends because of our common bond and our sincerity toward each other. You were an icon in our sport and forever my friend.
April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
Happy birthday in Heaven, my dear friend.....still think of you often....Kona is not the same without you ❤️A hui hou.....Deb
September 8, 2018
September 8, 2018
A classy women and a wonderful friend. I always looked forward to our meeting at Pottery Terrace. 
As busy as she was she always had time and patience to answer any questions. As Ironman approaches it brings back many great memories,
Sharron is on the top of the list of great memories. 
Always in our thoughts.
August 25, 2018
August 25, 2018
You've been gone 3 years now. Will forever miss your smiling face and encouraging ways. God bless you Sharron.
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018
I still think of Sharron on a regular basis and miss her greatly. She was such a great and giving person and a true friend.
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018
Miss you, my friend....so many great memories of working with you....always our rock...I know you’re flying with angels ❤️ Can’t believe its been 3 years
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018
I miss my mom. Every day. I still want to call her and talk story. I still yearn for her when I am hurting and need her comfort and wisdom. I can still hear her voice. I still think about regrets. I still get angry that she isn't here. I wish she could see my children. I wish my children still had her in their lives. She made them laugh and nurtured their spirits and they felt her adoration for them. My sweet Daniel talks about how he misses her nearly every day! I am grateful to read the kind words that all of her friends have posted here. I printed them a while back and read them occasionally. It's soothing to know that she was so appreciated. I know all she wanted in life was to help others, be a good friend and love my dad! So thank you all for your thoughtful messages and remembering my mom. I will take time today to sit outside and re-read all the expressions that you have put on this website to honor my mom. She is still so beautiful.
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018
I miss Sharron every day and think about her. She was my dear friend and was a very happy time in my life. It’s hard to believe it’s now 3 years. I cherish the hose wonderful days we spent with her and Joe in Kona.
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018
Prayers for Sharron, Joe and family. It was always a pleasure to work with her at IM. Personally, she was a sweet person. May God Bless her.
April 21, 2018
April 21, 2018
It still seems so odd that Sharron left two years ago. She was the solid go-to person many of us always counted on. No doubt she is somewhere organizing events or stuff to benefit others. She is just the best!
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Some people never realize how much they are loved by another until it is too late to reciprocate. I came to that realization when I was 16 and my favorite person in the world was removed from my life by circumstance that neither of us could have ever imagined. I continued to dream that we would someday be together again.
 
That dream did come true, as my angel appeared before me one day without notice. From that day forward we expressed our love for each other in every way possible. We enjoyed a love language that most are clueless of. A special touch, a brief look with a smile, a spontaneous hug, an over-the-top gift, each containing a silent love message that words couldn’t express.

When God chooses who will join him, he is drawn to the prettiest flowers in his garden first.

We that remain, will continue to celebrate our great fortune of having been loved by Sharron during her time with us. She was more than a very special lady, and is lovingly missed !
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Happy Heavenly Birthday dear Sharron. I think of you often, and the love you gave to so many.
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We always start talking about moms bday about a week ahead of time. We often ponder how much better our life would be if she was stillI here. I had no clue how much she held us all together, even if thousands of miles apart. Strange these realizations come to mind only after she is gone. I wish she truly knew how much she meant to us. My fault for not expressing it more often i suppose. Losing my mom has taught me not to take anything in life for granted. We miss you terribly mom. We wish you were still here so danged badly. Theres so much i need to tell you. Maybe someday... happy birthday Mommy.
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The Sharron I remember

September 5, 2015

The coolest thing about our memories is that we get to choose what we keep in the front of our minds.  I chose two to remember Sharron by. 

The first year we worked together, 1992, is one of my favorite years.  During race week she called me and asked if I was busy (of course!) but not too busy to give her whatever time she needed. She told me to come down to the hotel entrance and she'd pick me up.  She sounded very serious, almost grim.  I got in the car and she drove away from the hotel.  She was chatting about inconsequentials.  I finally asked where we were going and she said, "Well, we are much too recoginizable so we are going to get diguises." We spent the next half hour in Longs going through their Halloween stock.  We came away with false mustaches.  We wore them all day and many of the volunteers joined in the fun and would come up and ask us if we'd seen Robin or Sharron!

a few months later, we were coming back from lunch, riding in the back of a convertible. We were laughing and saying it was like being in the parade. I said yes, only we'd be sitting up on the back of the seats.  She looked at me and said, "I will if you will." We spent the rest of the trip back to the office waving at whoever we passed. 

Sharron loved to laugh and it was always good to laugh with her.  She will always make me smile.

No shame in front!

August 28, 2015

   I had been one of Sharron's coordinators for a few years when one day I was in her office talking about business and shared with her my fustration of my added weight gain.  With a gleam and sparkle in her eye and a smile that went on for miles she said "have you tried spinning at The Club?".  Needless to say it took her very little time to convince me to come try and I thought, why not.....I hang out in the back and no one will even really notice me.  She comforted me and said to just show up and she would have everything ready to go.  I reminded her, now don't forget, put me in the back.   YA, RIGHT!!  Sharron had me set up in the first row, dead center.  I was like noooooooooo Sharron!  The people behind me will lose their eye site if you put me if front, enrolment will drop, this is not good. 

   Even with my heart racing with the fear of "being in the front row", within seconds Sharron had calmed me and I was actually at ease getting on the bike.  My butt wasn't so happy with me for the next month but if it wasn't for Sharron I would have not have joined the Club for which I am still a member today.  Sharron also got me into body-pump for which I knew not to waste my breath telling her I wanted to start in the back.  Sharron always had the way to calm and ease people when most stressed or get us over that hump and make us comfortable out of our comfort zone.  You will be forever missed Sharron but I wil never, ever forget your love, comfort, compassion and hugs!!

  Rest in peace and watch over us till we meet in the Heavenly spin class, and no worries, I will hang in front with you!

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