Sharon O. Hoiekvam
July 29, 1941 – January 19, 2022
Sharon was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Ted L. O’Neal and Fern Ruth Larson O’Neal. She was an accomplished human being, created a wonderful family and loved her children, grandchildren and friends deeply. Sharon was crowned Miss Kansas in 1959 before she attended Kansas University. She then moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she grew her family, raised her children and had a successful career to include working with AT&T and TD Ameritrade. Later in life she moved to St. George, Utah and just recently moved back to Omaha to be closer to family.
Sharon expressed that as a child she was fortunate enough to have parents who taught her compassion, competitiveness, good manners, self respect and the value of work; as a teenager she felt successful in her various undertakings; as a young woman she had enough challenges to teach her a measure of self-reliance and the importance of teamwork; as an adult she achieved enough career advancement to acquire sufficient financial resources for a comfortable enough retirement – travelled enough, volunteered enough and played enough bridge to keep her happy.
One of her biggest passions was to help others. Sharon volunteered to staff help/crisis hotlines, fundraised for various non-profits and continuously provided resources for women’s health and support organizations, including the Dove Center in St. George, Utah – an organization that provides help for people that have been victimized by violence in their home.
“Throughout my life, maybe I didn’t learn enough from mistakes I made to avoid making more mistakes, but I tried. And, along the way there were enough spicy adventures and enough good friends to make life worthwhile.
What more can anyone ask?”
Preceded in death by parents Ted L. O’Neal and Fern Ruth Larson O’Neal; sister, Betty O’Neal Barber; beloved daughter, Misty Hoiekvam; two ex-husbands; and many good friends. Survived by son Peter Hoiekvam; son Erik Hoiekvam and daughter-in-law Amee Hoiekvam, grandchildren Harrison Hoiekvam and Henry Hoiekvam.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 26th, from 5:30-7PM at West Center Chapel with Sharing of Memories starting at 7PM. The family suggests memorials to the DOVE Center, 1240 E. 100 S., Suite 221; St. George, UT 84790, dovecenter.org.