Sharon Barker Vincent

Profile Updated: June 15, 2020
Residing In: Las Vegas, NV USA
Spouse/Partner: Bill
Telephone and/or email address: We live in Cedar City
Utah.
Past and current occupations: Retired
Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren: I have 2 sons, Mark,born 1968 and Eric born 1963. Eric was killed in a car accident in 1996. I didn't More…think I would survive the pain.Also, 2 beautiful stepdaughters, and 5 grandchildren.
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Had a career in Banking. My last banking position was Branch Manager for Household Bank. I then went to work as accounting manager for Doubletree Hotel. After that I started my own Industrial Safety Supply Company which I eventually sold to Cintas International. I started this business from the trunk of my car. Then I became a Real Estate Agent and realized I should have done that sooner!!!!! (Not in todays market though) Bill and I moved to Vegas in 2002 and I decided it was time to retire. Now we are traveling snowbirds. We have a summer residence in Utah and a winter residence in Arizona. We have been married 29 years. My 1st husband passed away at age 42.

What physical maladies do you have (so we can compare ailments)?

Sharon Barker Vincent
My husband Bill and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary this month. Where has the time gone! We currently live in Cedar City, Utah. My husband Bill is in very good health. For myself, I have had 3 hip replacements, (one was recalled and had to have it removed and replaced. I almost died from cobalt and chromium metal poisoning. I suffered for 5 years before we found out what was causing all the problems. I had kidney failure, Congestive Heart Failure and severe anemia from this bad hip implant. 10 days after it was removed, I was no longer anemic, Congestive heart failure was gone and my kidneys were functioning normally. I have had 1 heart attack & 5 stents. Also, lower back surgery fusion with titanium metal cage for support. I have lost 4 1/2" in height due to scoliosis and spine deterioration. I have a "spinal cord stimulator" implanted in my back for pain. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and all the aches and pains that go with those. I just found out I need a shoulder replacement. My right shoulder.....of course!!! I go to bed hurting and I get up hurting. Even so, I still clean house, cook meals, do Laundry and garden. I also have an online Jewelry business where I make and sell jewelry. I also make homemade soaps and lotions. I make homemade candles. I also sell handmade artificial floral arrangements. I am the Worship Leader at my Church. My Faith and love for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,has sustained me through all of these trials. What ever comes before me in this life, I know, HE goes before me. He walks with me and guides me. He gives me the strength and courage to face all adversities that come my way, and I have had so many! But I still love, laugh, joke around and live life to the fullest. May God Bless all who read this. May you find joy, happiness, love and good health the rest of your days. If you have not accepted Christ as your Lord & Savior, it is time to do so. Our days are numbered please don't wait. The only thing that matters at our age is "Where will I spend Eternity". Whether you believe it or not, "You will face God on Judgment Day". My wonderful precious friends, I love every one of you! #staywell #behappy #MyGodIsReal, #loveLife.
Sharon Barker-Vincent.
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Favorite foods?

Mexican, Italian, and good old In-in-out!!!

What do you like/dislike about being older?

Dislike body aches and pains! What I like about being older.......no setting the alarm clock!!

Have you met any famous or interesting people?

To me......all my friends and family are famous and interesting!!! I cherish them all. After my son died in a car accident, I realized that your loved ones are all that matters. Without them, life has no happiness or joy. God gave me strength to get through my grief and continue living.

Hobbies/what do you do in your spare time?

Reading, camping, traveling, riding Quads in Utah and Arizona. Bill and I are very involved in our Church. We attend 3 different churches...Las Vegas Christ Community Church of the Nazarene, Arizona...Blythe Church of the Nazarene, Utah...Duck Creek Community Church. We are both Christians and "try" to live a life acceptable to God. I play the piano for the Sunday Worship Service and I am on the Board for the "Womens Ministries"

Claims to fame! - been in movies, on tv, newspapers, any inventions, awards?

I have done some singing professionally but just couldn't put the dedication into it that was necessary. I had a recording contract when I was 16 but the producer turned out to be a pervert and wanted "favors" if I was going to be successful. The rest is history!

At what age did you REALLY become a "grownup" and why?

I haven't grown up yet, I just got older!!!!

What are your military experiences?

I once fibbed and told someone I was a retired Navy Seal. Of course, they didn't believe me. However they had this stunned look on their faces for a second or two!!!! Then, I confessed.

Is there anything you wish you had done in your life but didn't (or haven't yet)?

I do wish I would have pursued a singing career.

What are the names of your favorite movies?

Gone with the wind...The mirror has two faces....You've got mail....

Of what in your life are you most proud?

My oldest grandson. He once told me that everything good in him came from me.

What was the most memorable Christmas gift you received as a child?

A bicycle...I just stood and looked at it and cried!!!

Name some of your favorite books.

The Bible first of all...then all of Vince Flynn's books, Mariah Stewart, Kay Hooper, Lisa Jackson, Dean Koontz.

Where were you when President Kennedy was assassinated?

Living in La Puente and I was feeding my 2 month old son.

Ever been to a pro football game? Which one?

no

Have you attended a past high school reunion? Which one/s?

2005,2000, 1995 and 3 others...can't remember which years.

If I knew then what I know now, I would have:

done many things differently. I don't really have regrets but I could have been a better steward for God.

Where were you born and what were the circumstances (dad in the military? mom didn't make it to the hospital in time? born in an airplane?)?

I was born in Dover Arkansas at my Aunts house.

What was the hardest thing you ever had to do?

Bury my oldest son.

Did you go camping as a kid? Memories?

no

Ever own or ride on a motorcycle?

Quads and 3 wheelers

Did you ride on the roller coaster or the double Farris wheel at the Long Beach Pike?

OH YES....hasn't everyone around our age??

When and why did you move to Covina? What grade did you start school in Covina? Please share your memories.

Kindergarten

What Broadway plays have you seen?

Les Miserables,Phantom of the Opera. Fiddler on the roof, Beauty and the beast

Have you been to Washington, D.C.?

yes

In school, what were your favorite subjects to study?

choir

Can you drive a standard shift car?

Yes

Who are your heros in real life?

Ronald Reagan

Have you been on a cruise? Have you seen Ole Faithful Geyser? Have you been to the top of the Seattle Space Needle? Have you ridden on a San Francisco Trolley? Have you been to the top of the Empire State Building? Been to Tijuana, Mexico? Been to Niagara Falls?

Yes on Cruise, Yes old faithful,no space needle. Yes trolley. Yes Empire State Building, Yes TJ no Niagara Falls

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Jul 21, 2020 at 4:44 PM

I did not know Sally passed away in 2018.  I truly enjoyed knowing Sally in High School.  She was always nice to people and, of course, her friends.  I was good friends with Judy Helfman and she was good friends with Sally, Lee Boatwright and others so naturally I became friends with them also. They were a group of really nice friends. I have many good memories of us all together!

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Hi Sharon. You still have the beautiful smile that I remember. Love the red hair.

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Hi Jerry, I added a comment on your page. It asked if I had any "Maladies". More than my share. Love to you and Lenni!

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Sharon Barker Vincent
My husband Bill and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary this month. Where has the time gone! We currently live in Cedar City, Utah. My husband Bill is in very good health. For myself, I have had 3 hip replacements, (one was recalled and had to have it removed and replaced. I almost died from cobalt and chromium metal poisoning. I suffered for 5 years before we found out what was causing all the problems. I had kidney failure, Congestive Heart Failure and severe anemia from this bad hip implant. 10 days after it was removed, I was no longer anemic, Congestive heart failure was gone and my kidneys were functioning normally. I have had 1 heart attack & 5 stents. Also, lower back surgery fusion with titanium metal cage for support. I have lost 4 1/2" in height due to scoliosis and spine deterioration. I have a "spinal cord stimulator" implanted in my back for pain. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and all the aches and pains that go with those. I just found out

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Sharon Barker Vincent
My husband Bill and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary this month. Where has the time gone! We currently live in Cedar City, Utah. My husband Bill is in very good health. For myself, I have had 3 hip replacements, (one was recalled and had to have it removed and replaced. I almost died from cobalt and chromium metal poisoning. I suffered for 5 years before we found out what was causing all the problems. I had kidney failure, Congestive Heart Failure and severe anemia from this bad hip implant. 10 days after it was removed, I was no longer anemic, Congestive heart failure was gone and my kidneys were functioning normally. I have had 1 heart attack & 5 stents. Also, lower back surgery fusion with titanium metal cage for support. I have lost 4 1/2" in height due to scoliosis and spine deterioration. I have a "spinal cord stimulator" implanted in my back for pain. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and all the aches and pains that go with those. I just found out I need a shoulder replacement. My right shoulder.....of course!!! I go to bed hurting and I get up hurting. Even so, I still clean house, cook meals, do Laundry and garden. I also have an online Jewelry business where I make and sell jewelry. I also make homemade soaps and lotions. I make homemade candles. I also sell handmade artificial floral arrangements. I am the Worship Leader at my Church. My Faith and love for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,has sustained me through all of these trials. What ever comes before me in this life, I know, HE goes before me. He walks with me and guides me. He gives me the strength and courage to face all adversities that come my way, and I have had so many! But I still love, laugh, joke around and live life to the fullest. May God Bless all who read this. May you find joy, happiness, love and good health the rest of your days. If you have not accepted Christ as your Lord & Savior, it is time to do so. Our days are numbered please don't wait. The only thing that matters at our age is "Where will I spend Eternity". Whether you believe it or not, "You will face God on Judgment Day". My wonderful precious friends, I love every one of you! #staywell #behappy #MyGodIsReal, #loveLife.
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Happy Birthday Sharon! Hope you have a wonderful day! ????????

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Omg you are 39 what a wonderful age!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON, MAKE IT THE BEST DAY EVER!

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Hi Sherman and Susann, I am so sorry to hear of your illness. I remember good time when we were kids. I hope the Lord will give you peace and comfort through your final days on earth. Your rewards are waiting for you when you go home. Hugs and love, Sharon Barker-Vincent.

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Apr 12, 2015 at 6:50 PM

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great time at the reunion last night. I was thinking of you and wishing I was there. My shoulder is getting better. It has been 5 weeks and it STILL hurts!! I have 7 more weeks of physical therapy. Time keeps passing and we, the Class of 1960 continue to meet, love and care for each other. I pray God's Blessings and Mercy on every one of you. May you receive the very best HE has to give. I wish I could have been there last night.

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Winter in Az. 2013
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winter in AZ 2012
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Bryce Canyon, 2011, with my husband Bill.
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My 3 grandsons
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My beautiful step-daughters. Actually, they are my daughters!
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Halloween 2012
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Christmas 2012