Sharon Ann Ernst 56, a resident of the South Bay for most of her life, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 in Torrance. Sharon was born in Rumford, Maine on December 27, 1945, and moved at the age of six to Torrance where she completed her education. She worked for TRW in Redondo Beach for 17 years, most recently as a manager. Sharon is survived by Husband, John Ernst of Torrance; Sons, Eric Thompson and Tim Thompson, both of Torrance; Brothers, Terry Clemons of Torrance and Tim Clemons of La Costa, CA; and Nieces, Kerri Clemons of Redondo Beach and Chrissy and Beth of La Costa, CA. Visitation will be Thursday, April 25, 2002 from 4 to 8 pm at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach and a Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 26, 2002 at 1 pm at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.

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  1. Dear Steve, Eric and Tim, It was with great sadness that we learned of Sharon’s passing. We hold dear the fond memories of you boys and your growing up years, and all the good times we had with soccer, ski trips and just getting together. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Love, Jack and Nancy Clarke

  2. I was very fortunate to work for and with Sharon during the last 4 months of 2001. When Sharon hired me, she laughed and said, “You\’re gonna love working for me, I\’m a great boss!” She was indeed a great boss, a very special, wonderful person, and she was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. Regrettably, I will be out of town during the services, but I will continue to say prayers for John, her family and the many friends she left behind. Sharon, you are missed.

  3. To the family, I sincerely send my deepest sympathy. The years I worked under Sharon it was a pleasure. She always had a smile on her face and would make you feel more cheerful when she was around you. She will be dearly missed at TRW.

  4. It will be hard to imagine life without her smiling face to and her presence that brought me such pleasure.

  5. Sharon, You will be missed by all of us. No words can express the sadness of your passing. You and your family are in my prayers and God will give them strength to get through this tragic time. May God bless your family and the CAT and know that you will always be in all of our hearts. Kim Aplington

  6. My Deepest condolences to the family,John you & i worked together for Marianne and my prayers are with you. God Bless you

  7. My heart is so saddened at the loss of Sharon. Though I didn\’t know Sharon long, she was always a very pleasant lady. My prayer is that the Lord comfort and bless your heart with many loving memories. At every thought of Sharon and her loved ones remaining, I will say a prayer…

  8. My deepest sympathy. I just started to work with Sharon.. With all my prayers. God Bless you and your family.

  9. Your inner beauty and beautiful smile was truly an inspiration to us all. I will miss you very much.

  10. You will be greatly missed. When I needed any assistance you were there. When I wanted to asked a question you were there. You were a fabulous friend. My heart will always think of you. Your friend forever. My prayers are for your family. God Bless. Maria Kaya.

  11. Dear John – I remember when I married you and Sharon how much in love the two of you were – she was a radiant and beautiful bride, and you a proud groom. You are in my prayers. God bless…Rev. Bonnie

  12. I am sorry for the loss of a wonderful person who had such a kind heart. I know Sharon is missed by many. Please accept my condolences and my prayers are with you. Sincerely, Melinda Soto

  13. Sharon was one of those people you meet and immediately want to know better. I thank God for that opportunity. She touched my heart and she made me smile. She will be greatly missed. I will remember her as a loving daughter, whose work on earth is done, who has gone to join her parents. She was a beautiful, loving, caring, giving person who will be greatly missed. To John and the entire family I send my deepest sympathy. My heart goes out to you. Jackie Flaherty

  14. Sharon was a sweet person. When you needed something she would go out of her was to get it for you. My condolences go out to her family and I will keep your family in prayer. God Bless.

  15. John & Family, I want to express our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Sharon. This hit us very hard, as we have all worked very closely with her over the past several months. In doing so, we have developed a friend and an alliance with one another as we all needed eachother\’s help in order to be successful. I just wanted to let you know that Sharon was a major contributor in this extremely fast track project. With her help, we successfully completed this project on time with very smooth transitions before and after the moves. The trait I enjoyed most of Sharon was her ability to deal with pressure and adverse conditions while keeping her low key demeanor in tact. She was always a lady and dealt with these types of situations with the utmost professionalism. She was always willing to help regardless of how busy she was. I enjoyed talking with her as she seem to light up the day with her positive attitude. We had plans to go to lunch last week so I could thank her for her key role in our successful project, as well as, give her a proper send off as you both headed off to the new assignment in Europe. Sharon, I know you can hear me now, so I will thank you now. We are all suffering now with her absence. We are all very lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing Sharon and will treasure our memories of her. My best regards, Mitch & her TRW friends

  16. Dearest John, I was so sorry (and shocked) to hear about your accident. As you may know, Sharon was one of my favorite people. I so admired the way she handled herself, and the wonderful team the two of you were in taking care of her parents. What irony that just now as you were ready to have a real life for yourselves something like this would happen. I remember fondly our occasional “hellos” in Big Bear when you came to work with the ski volunteers. My love to you, John, and I\’ll be continually sending you love and light to help support you in every way. I\’m sorry I\’ll miss the service tomorrow but I have to take my 84-year-old mom from our local hospital down to San Bernardino to a neuro surgeon. As we\’ve waited so long for this appointment, I feel I must keep it. But know I\’m there with you in spirit. Fondly, Julie Grandi

  17. To John: I\’ve only met you once at Farmers Market, but heard a lot about you. I want to express to you my deepest sympathies in your loss of your life partner, Sharon. I have many fond memories of Sharon while in high school and when her boys were born There are many times I could share with you but I\’ll give you a couple: We used to meet at her house or her aunts or moms for craft night, just to get a break from our hecktic family life, it was great fun. Also, Sharon and I made sand candles one day and made a nice mess of it but it was such fun. Even though we did not stay in touch like real friends do, after our kids got older and our lives got complicated, I still felt connected in the way classmates do. Sharon was also responsible for getting our son his job at TRW. Again, I share in your sorrow and maybe you could find some comfort in knowing how much she was loved and admired. God Bless you and keep you. Alyse Martin

  18. To Eric and Tim, my deepest sympathies in the loss of your mom. I and my sister Eileen were her classmates in high school and friends afterwards. You were born around the same time my kids were born and we enjoyed the mom sharing we had. Your mom has been taken away from you too soon, but may you find comfort in knowing how much your mom cared and loved you and how much she was respected and loved by all the people she knew. She will be greatly missed. God Bless, Alyse Martin

  19. My most heartfelt sympathies are with you in this most difficult time. Sharon was a wonderful human being and will be missed forevermore. I just met her for the first time on Christmas 2001 and felt an immediate connection. Thank you for allowing me to share your sorrow. Carole Olsen (Mother of Linda Olsen).

  20. I\’ve known Sharon since junior high school. We graduated Redondo Union High together. After graduation it was always fun seeing her at a nail salon or at a class reunion meeting or some place unexpected. I will miss that that won\’t be possible anymore. She was a great gal. Please accept my sympathies in your great loss.

  21. I am thankful that I got to meet Sharon in Maine at our Clemons Family Reunion.Sharon was one of many family members I had never met until August of 2001. She very much enjoyed Maine and meeting everyone. She touched many of our lives here. Sharon was my first cousin. I am glad we met.

  22. Dear John and Terry, I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to see Sharon this past summer at the Clemons reunion. I had not seen her since we were little children. She was such a delightful person and seemed so interested in learning who all her relatives are. I want to send you my most heartfelt sympathy. Sharon was such a dear person. My love to both of you. Cousin Pat Murphy Pieson

  23. While I didn\’t know Sharon I am very sorry for your family\’s loss. My mother is a Clemons from Yarmouth Maine and my aunt sent me Sharon\’s obituary.

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