This was written several months ago, but I wanted to preserve it here. I miss you so much Mom, tonight and every time I need help with a recipe. I smile every time I reach for a kitchen gadget or my add-a-pearl necklace. I hope that Heaven is as wonderful as you deserve……
On January 11, 1950, a fighter was born. Sharon Ann Garsino Amestoy, daughter of Joe and Phyllis Garsino, sister of Stephen Garsino, and mother of Allison Rogers, Kelly Isaman, and Karen Amestoy, lived her entire life in Linden, California where she courageously tackled a series of illnesses and setbacks over the course of her lifetime.
Sharon was a busy, compassionate, organized and dedicated contributor to her community. Born and raised in Linden, California, Sharon attended the Linden Unified School District; beginning at Greenwood School and graduating from Linden High School in 1968. After High School, she pursued a modest career in bookkeeping for prominent Linden and Stockton businesses.
Active in raising her children, Sharon divided her precious time among Linden-Peters and Waterloo-Morada 4-H, Linden FFA, the Linden Athletic Boosters Club, and the Linden Lions Club.
As her family grew and left the ranch, she continued to maintain her passion for community involvement by pursuing her AA Degree at San Joaquin Delta College, raising funds and chairing various committees for the Native Daughters of the Golden West, and most recently, becoming a member of the United Ancient Order of Druids.
Sharon is survived by her aforementioned mother, brother, and daughters, sister-in-law Susan Garsino, sons-in-law, Bill Isaman and David Rogers, her niece Anna Garsino, great niece Julianna as well as several grandchildren: Tyler, Brandon, Matthew, Alyssa, Will, Aaron, and Joe.
Sharon’s hobbies ranged from piano playing and cooking, to gardening and water skiing. Anyone who knew Sharon knew her ability to effortlessly entertain and feed any guest dropping in to visit with her or her family.
The last several years of her life were inundated with a series of illnesses and complications due to Renal Failure and a Kidney Transplant which occurred in her thirties. Over the course of her lifetime, Sharon maintained exceptional diligence in taking care of her health, and always pursued with confidence and unparalleled courage any procedure or surgery that offered her an opportunity for wellness and peace.
Her family invites all who had the pleasure of knowing her to attend a Memorial Service in her honor on Thursday January 17 at 10:00 am. The service will be held at Bear Creek Community Church at 11171 North Lower Sacramento Road in Lodi, California.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA or the Linden Library, 19050 E. Main Street, Linden, CA95236.