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
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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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Aug 23, 2019 at 1:51 PM

Hi Tom,
Hope your birthday is a FANTASTIC one - filled with family, friends and love! AND MANY CANDLES!
Your classmate from the north,
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Apr 03, 2019 at 4:39 PM
Apr 01, 2019 at 6:44 PM

Posted on: Mar 28, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Hi Penny,
I hope Howard treats you really good on your Birthday and treats you to something SPECIALLY! LOL! Have a GREAT birthday, my friend.
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Mar 28, 2019 at 9:43 PM

Posted on: Mar 27, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you received card on time? I was with Ken.
Your friend always,
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Mar 01, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Feb 17, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Hi Ralph,
Hope all is well with you and your family in Washington state.
Have a blessed 72nd birthday and many more to come.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Feb 09, 2019 at 9:15 AM

Hi Jim,
Here's wishing you a GREAT 72nd birthday from the north country! And many more!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Feb 08, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Happy Birthday, Jordan. You must be missing Michigan with all of our snow, ice, high winds, etc. Enjoy your winter in the south. LOL!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Jan 27, 2019 at 3:53 PM
Jan 27, 2019 at 3:47 PM

Hi Gary,
Have a TERRIFIC Birthday!
Hope all is well with you and your family.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Jan 11, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Happy early birthday wishes, Dora. I pray you have a TERRIFIC day.
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Jan 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 at 12:20 PM

Happy early birthday, Nancy.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Dec 17, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Hi Diane,
Hope all is well with you?
Love to get together sometime - give me a call.
Have a WONDERFUL birthday.
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Dec 21, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Posted on: Dec 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Hi Bob,
How's it going?? How do you like retirement?
Hope you have a TERRIFIC Birthday!!!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Dec 12, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Hi Bill,
Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Birthday from the north country.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Nov 26, 2018 at 1:19 PM
Nov 25, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Hi Patsy,
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Birthday!!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Nov 22, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Have a TERRIFIC Birthday, Robert.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

Oct 02, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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