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Sharon Brady Honolka

Profile Updated: June 7, 2024
Residing In:
Springtown, TX USA
Don Honolka
Bored of Retirement
Michelle Lynn (Salisbury) Brannon (spouse Stan) (born 2/15/69); Self-employed CPA, received education More…at Texas A&M, College Station, TX.

Deanna Janeen (Salisbury) Johnston (spouse Eric) (born 9/26/70; Chief Information Officer, Ansell, Deanna has over 30 years of IT experience at complex global organizations. She received education at University of Texas in Arlington, TX.
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School Story:

Who can't forget the first year of High School when my Mother gave me a Milk Wave Lilt Perm and my hair broke off at the scalp from all my summer hair coloring............

I enjoy reading all your memories from the 60's. Life was a challenge for me during those years and I have very few positive memories. Hobart was my home until I turned 19 years of age. It will always be my home, regardless of memories.


1969 left Hobart for Palos Hills, IL
1978 moved to Fort Worth, TX
2019 moved to Springtown, TX

Divorced Martin (Marty) Allen Salisbury (Class of 1966) in 1980
1989 met Don Honolka. We married on my Birthday in 1996.
Banking Career 1970 - 1993

1989 started as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Became an Independent Sales Director in 1993. Retired Directorship in 2014. Today, October 20, 2018, I remain self-employed as an Independent Beauty Consultant, servicing and consulting hundreds of customers on skin care and color cosmetic application techniques. Our team has earned me the use of 10 automobiles during the past 20 years. :-) Thankfully only one of the automobiles were PINK!

October 2009, Don (at the age of 70) purchased a small Beef jerky Distribution Company. As of October 2018, we have grown from 67 convenient stores to just under 300, that WE service every 4-6 weeks. We carry Tillamook Country Smoker Beef Jerky and Werner Gourmet Snacks. Both purchased monthly from Oregon. A FedEx semi truck delivers to our warehouse. Don and I work about 15 days and then take a couple weeks to travel. My favorite part of our employment is the recordkeeping and accounting. This business gave us a reason to rise in the AM. We closed the business December 2021.

Don and I enjoy our time off traveling via the automobile. We love New Mexico and Colorado.
2023 in February we drove to Venice, FL to visit my Aunt and Brother, Scott. During August we went to Waterloo, Iowa then spent a few days with Don's son and daughter-in-law in Cedar Rapids. Stopped by Don's sister in Augusta, KS on way home.

Together we have six children living in Iowa, Utah, New Jersey and Texas. Two grandchildren that we know, ages 14 and 26.

In August of 2017 our Grandson, William Hunter Brannon, was involved in a tragic boating accident. The hardest thing I have had to watch in my entire life is - my Daughter, Michelle, losing her son. It is very difficult for a Mother to see her child in pain knowing there is nothing she can do or say to comfort the child.

June 2022 - Don had his right hip replaced. Dr. said he was a "Super Star" building a new retaining wall eight weeks later

September of 2022 I was diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia). Taking oral chemo twice a day with checkups every six weeks. I have a strong faith and a very positive attitude. I relate CLL to diabetes, many people live with diabetes for years. You just have to manage your disease. CLL will never go away. I will manage CLL till I join Our Heavenly Father.

November 2023 my Oncologist confirmed oral chemo I had been taking for 15 months was not doing what he wanted it to do. Pill free in November and started plan "B" in December. Actually to look at me you can't tell anything is wrong and with this new treatment plan I am having no side affects. Praise the Lord.

Many years ago I was told "Sharon, all you do is work. You need to have some hobbies". I do not golf, bowl, enjoy reading, drawing, painting, watch birds, training squirrels, or have small grandchildren to watch. I can sew, knit and crochet, although I no longer have the desire to do so. Since December of 2021 many friends have been showing me how many words I do not know on Words with Friends. Recently realizing I have been spending too much time in a chair & playing games - therefore, in December of 2021 I started a part-time job at our local pharmacy. So far, so good. Probably 20 hours a week, Gets me up and out. Only time will tell if my energy level and immune system will agree. God is Good. I guess my hobby has always been "WORKING".

June 2023 - Quit the pharmacy. Not worth the frustration of working with the younger generation and listening to all their problems and how they have been miss treated. Have of them you attempt to hire can't pass a simple drug test.

May 2023 - I started working jigsaw puzzles. Ravensburger large pieces is my favorite. Currently on my sixth puzzle. Don suggested instead of tearing them apart and putting them back it their box, put adhesive on back with foam stickies and mount them to a 24' wall in garage. They look great. My own personal puzzle hobby show.

January 2024 - Currently have 16 puzzles on garage wall. My daughter-in-law took a picture of Don and I on one of our trips many years ago and had it made into a puzzle for Christmas. VERY DIFFICULT. It is on my Facebook page at the top. Lots of rocks.

July 2023 - Everyone is in a heat wave. If you are going to do any work outside it needs to be 6Am - 9AM. This morning I edged and water plants.

May 2024 - Looking forward to our reunion mid October. God Bless you and God Bless the USA.
June 9, 2024 - Oncologist said CLL cancer is in hibernation. Only our Heavenly Father knows when it will return. I shall not worry.

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A very Happy Birthday to a special young lady. Take care and Merry Christmas also.
I look forward to seeing you at our next gathering, whenever and wherever it is!!

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Dec 08, 2017 at 2:47 PM

Since Sybil is having eye surgery next week, I better wish you a Happy Birthday now when I can. Here is hoping that your family and friends treat you like a "Queen for a Day"!!!! And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to a mighty fine Brickie.

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My wish for you is good health, happiness and continued blessings. Glad to hear you will be at our 50th. Save me 2 seats.

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Dec 15, 2016 at 9:53 AM

Happy Birthday, young lady. Are you glad you are not visiting in Hobart this week with
the weather situation??!! Hope to see you at the 50th next year.

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Don't you love getting Birthday Wishes the day after your special day. That means people are still thinking good thoughts for you!

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Hobart, Indiana