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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Apr 10, 2020 at 2:56 PM

Posted on: Apr 10, 2020 at 11:18 AM

Happy Birthday Nancy. I pray it will be good even as the world is topsy turvy.
Sharon Strinfellow Hopkins

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Mar 28, 2020 at 12:07 PM

Hi Penny,
Hope you have a TERRIFIC Birthday! I know you can't go out,BUT have Howard give you a massage, cook you a special dinner or carry out, treat you in special indoors!
Blessings to you both,
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Mar 21, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Posted on: Mar 20, 2020 at 12:04 PM

Happy early Birthday Linda! Are you still in sunny Florida? Or are you in mid- Michigan? Today we are having a snow storm, yesterday was a nice 48 degree spring day. Now we're back to winter.
Blessings on your birthday.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Mar 16, 2020 at 10:34 AM

Tom, Have a Terrific birthday.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Mar 02, 2020 at 11:29 PM

Thank you so much, Craig. My daughter-in-law called yesterday at 8am and invited me up there (Pickford, U.P.) for dinner - pig, my son shot in Texas, my grandson made my birthday cake and I spent the night. It was a nice birthday.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Mar 01, 2020 at 4:36 AM
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Feb 24, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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Feb 09, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Hi Jim,
I pray you have a family-fun-filled Birthday.
We're aging well!!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Feb 08, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Happy Birthday, Craig! These wishes are early, but I wanted to make sure you got them before your birthday! Hope all is well with you in Nevada. It's sunny and snowy in northern Michigan. Have a FUN-FILLED BIRTHDAY!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Feb 04, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Happy Birthday to you, Jordan!!!
Have a fun-filled, family-filled, blessed birthday and many more to come.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Jan 25, 2020 at 11:52 PM
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Jan 23, 2020 at 4:19 PM

Hi Jeanne,

Hope all is well with you. Tried calling, but phone not working - figured you no longer have a landline?? email same way. Anyhow, have a very blessed birthday and contact me.
Hope to hear from you.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Jan 21, 2020 at 7:07 PM
Jan 21, 2020 at 6:59 PM

Happy Birthday tomorrow Dan. Hope you have GREAT plans!!! Fun filled family filled.
Your friend from McGregor, Burbank and Denby.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Dec 19, 2019 at 12:47 PM

Posted on: Dec 16, 2019 at 6:29 PM

Hi Bob,
I pray you have a TERRIFIC birthday. Penny said you semi-retired. Retirement is GREAT!!!
Again have a GREAT day!!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Dec 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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Dec 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM

Hi Bill,
Hope you have a TERRIFIC birthday - filled with lots of cake and ice cream, but especially filled with family and friends.
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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Oct 04, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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Sep 28, 2019 at 1:05 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! On retirement. You'll love it! You and Howard can travel more.
Have fun!
Sharon Stringfellow Hopkins

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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

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