Sharron Tribbett Farmer Frahm, 65, of Greensboro, NC, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at home surrounded by family following a long illness.
She was born February 2, 1949 in Richmond, VA, to the late Monroe Newton and June Tribbett Farmer, who survives. In addition to her mother, Sharron is survived by her husband of 26 years Ronald Frahm; her daughter Sarah Denton and husband Elijah of Misenheimer, NC; stepdaughter Nicole Frahm, stepson Adam Frahm and wife Becky, all of Greensboro; four grandchildren: Andrew Houston, Kyla Denton, Dax Denton and Ella Frahm. She is also survived by her brother Monroe Farmer and wife Kathy of Clifton Forge, VA; sister Jennie Hilton of Virginia Beach, VA; brother-in-law Barry Frahm and wife Toni of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister-in-law Susan Hazan and husband Larry of Woodmere, NY; along with nine nieces and nephews.
Sharron graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, VA, and Longwood College in Farmville, VA, with a Bachelor of Arts in French. At Longwood she was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority and the varsity tennis team.
She moved to Greensboro in 1980 and devoted herself to civic organizations. She was a member of the Gate City Kiwanis Club and twice served as the club's President, and at the district level, as Lieutenant Governor of Division 8. She was a Diamond Level Hixson Fellow, an honor given to Kiwanians who have contributed significantly to Kiwanis' history of generosity. She was a member of the Carolina Chapter of Operation Smile for more than 20 years. She served as Board Chair for several years in addition to chairing many fundraising events and volunteering for a medical mission to Ecuador. For her leadership and dedication to Operation Smile she received the Universal Smile Award in 2007 and the Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award in 2008.
Sharron was an avid tennis player. She held many leadership roles with the Greensboro Tennis Association, including President. She was also a past member of the Sedgefield Country Club Tennis Committee. She holds 12 North Carolina State Championship tennis titles and a USTA National League Championship title. Her numerous accomplishments in the sport led to her induction into the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Sharron will be remembered for her devotion to her family and friends. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also remained close to her first husband Billy Judy, his wife Sandy and their son Jayson, as well as Jayson's wife Megan and their son Bryce. Her many friends were like extended family to her; including her childhood "beach girls," her "tennis gals," and the Buonkrong family, for whom she became a surrogate grandmother. Sharron's bright spirit and enduring optimism will live on in the memory of those who loved her.
A visitation and memorial service will be held at Sedgefield Presbyterian Church where Sharron was an active member. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. The memorial service will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Tempe Fussell officiating. A private interment will take place at the Greensboro Hebrew Cemetery. Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Sharron's family would like to encourage those attending the memorial service to wear the color teal, which is the ovarian cancer awareness color.
Memorial contributions may be made in Sharron's name to Operation Smile, 502 E. Cornwallis Drive Suite L, Greensboro, NC 27405; and for ovarian cancer research in care of The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., CB # 7565, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.