Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Profile Updated: April 4, 2016
Residing In: Johannesburg, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Kenneth Hopkins
Occupation: Retired 1/1/2016 from being secretary at my church. Retired from Chrysler/General Dynamics
Children: Dawn Marie, born 1966; Joseph Richard, born 1967; Three grandchildren: Brittany 28, Joey 22, and Vicki More…21
Yes! Attending Reunion
What have you been up to since you graduated? Please share.

Worked 22 1/2 at Chrysler/General Dynamics.
Took up archery when I was 30 and thoroughly love it - in 1992 I was second top female archer in my division in Michigan Archer Association, now I just shoot around the house with my children, grandchildren & great niece & nephews.
I joined National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1981 downstate, organized a chapter in Gaylord and eventually became State Regent from 2006-2009. I'm still very involved in DAR and love it! In June every year I go on a bus trip to our National headquarters in DC for a week. What fun!
My husband and I met on an Archery Range and were married on an archery that he built at a sportsman's club in Lewiston, MI. We will be married 20 years in April this year. Third marriage for both of us.
I've been a counselor for women in crisis pregnancies, youth counselor for church youth groups, Sunday School & VBS teacher. Since my husband has frontal temporal dementia, I am now a facilitator for a support group.
I enjoy reading, being with people and my family, boating on my lake, camping, traveling, swimming, outdoor life and living on a lake that is NOT on the map and exploring the woods and watching wildllife.

Now that the colors are changing to a beautiful picture up here, it's time to reflect on these past few months, before Fall and Winter arrive.
I volunteered to chair/facilitate the 75th Anniversary of our church celebration. It finally arrived on June 13th. About a 100 people attended and I was the MC - which is a GREAT feat for me. Finally after all these years of being petrified to speak in public during McGregor and Burbank and of course high school years and running PTA meetings in an informal round table style so I wouldn't have to be in front of an audience I can finally do it. We had a local singers, wonderful lunch and a GREAT time. Then off to DC with 30 other women on a bus for a week long Daughters of the American Revolution National Conference. I love visiting, but would never want to live their - too busy for this northern girl. I like my woods and lake and tranquility. We are the only women's group who own and operate 1 block of buildings in DC, 3 blocks from the White House. We had a GREAT time.
July was filled with surprises. The first being that Penny Sheridan Sherman came up for a visit. She met me at a DAR meeting in Gaylord to meet some of my DAR family for lunch. Then off to my home for a visit with good conversation, pictures, talking about the past, etc. We finished with going to my sister's - Annette - to show off pictures and for Penny to meet Annette's family. When my great niece saw my graduation picture, Olivia's words were, "Big Hair!" with her eyes wide open. We had a good time and we really enjoyed Penny's visit.
My son and his family came down from Pickford -UP- for 2 weeks and we did some major downsizing - even found my McGregor and Burbank autograph books and Denby's year books. I also have my dad's 1942 Denby year book with graduates' dad, Wally Cox (Mr. Peepers) and Coach Rutherford as students.
I'm looking forward to our DAR State Conference at the Amway in Grand Rapids in a few weeks.
And then finally getting reacquainted with so many friends which I haven't seen in so many years. I truly am looking forward to seeing the Burbankers.

Do you have a favorite school story, or funny memory? Please share.

All the Denby dances and football games and parties. I got kicked out of study hall because the computer had my name as Sam Stringflleow and the teacher at that wouldn't believe I wasn't Sharon Stringfellow let a lone that I wasn't a male and was a female - he was the band teacher. Mr. Robinson, counselor, had to straighten out.

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Oct 02, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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Aug 27, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Happy Birthday, Tom!!! Hope you have a GREAT Day!!
By the way, if I haven't thanked you before, thank you for your service.
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Mar 23, 2018 at 8:27 PM

Posted on: Mar 22, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Happy Birthday, Linda. Where will you be flying in CELEBRATION?? Have a GREAT time where ever it is.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Mar 02, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Opps, I missed your Birthday by a day, got caught up in the snow storm, I intended to call you . Happy Birthday I hope you had a great day

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Mar 01, 2018 at 4:34 AM
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Feb 16, 2018 at 5:43 PM

Hi Ralph,
Hope all is well with you and your family.
Have a GREAT birthday from northern Michigan.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Feb 16, 2018 at 5:39 PM

Hi Jim,
It was GREAT seeing you at the Burbank reunion and meeting your wife.
Hope you have a FABULOUS birthday.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Feb
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Feb 07, 2018 at 5:13 PM

Hi Jordan, Again I'm giving you a belated birthday. Hope you had a GREAT one!! So you're soaking up the sun somewhere - Northern Michigan hasn't much sun this year at all.
Happy Belated.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Jan 25, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Hi Gary,
Hope this finds you well.
So another year of your birth is coming up, I pray it's a GREAT one for you. Have a fun filled happy birthday.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Jan 22, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Hi Gail,
My brother Russ, sees your brother's at Detroit Police functions and linda keeps me updated.
Hope all is well with you?
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Jan 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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Jan 15, 2018 at 5:37 PM

Hi Dan,
Just reading over last year's communication.
First have a very HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!
Linda Langrill lived across the street from McGregor, I lived 5 houses east of the school. My house was kind of the neighborhood hangout. I went to Resurrection Lutheran Church near you. The bar you used to go to was/is called Talley's. STILL A GREAT BAR TO GO TO AND THEY STILL HAVE TERRIFIC HAMBURGER. I go there often for lunch. Now my grandchildren and great niece and nephew go there - I give them gift certificates from there for Christmas. Boy am I getting old. Now that a 3rd generation is going there. Ha! Ha! Maybe if you ever get back up here we can meet there! Actually last summer, 2016, Linda Langrill and Penny Sheridan met me there.
Again have a TERRIFIC day.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Jan 08, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Hi Dora, Have a GREAT family filled birthday.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Jan 08, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Have a very fun filled birthday!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Dec
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Dec 23, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Happy Belated Birthday.
Love to hear from you. Hope all is well with you.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Dec 23, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Happy Belated Birthday, Bob. I pray it was good one - LOTS OF FAMILY FUN!!!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Dec
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Dec 12, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Hi Bill,
Are you near Guntersville, AL? I'm in DAR and we have a DAR school there on top of the mountain - Kate Duncan Smith DAR School. Just wondering?
Have a GREAT birthday! Hope all is well with you and your family.
Sharon Stringfellow Hokins

Dec
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Dec 01, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Hi Patsy,
Hope you have a great birthday tomorrow and ALL your wishes come true blowing out all those candles. Have a fun filled day.
From McGregor, Burbank and some Denby. Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Dec 01, 2017 at 12:28 PM

Hope you're enjoying the Florida sun, I'm enjoying the Northern Michigan sun.
Have a TERRIFIC birthday.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Nov 22, 2017 at 7:18 PM

Have a very fun filled Birthday!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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