Sharon Lee Svoboda (nee Hoekzema) was born on April 7, 1934, in Grand Rapids, MI., and passed peacefully in the company of her husband, three sons, and eldest grandchild on May 17, 2018, in Naples, FL.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for June 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at Naples United Church of Christ.
She was a lifelong educator and earned a Master’s in Reading from the University of Maine. During her years in public schools she worked with all grade levels at several Maine school districts. She was an innovative educator and often served as an advisor for student groups and school publications. Sharon was active in music programs and community life of many churches. She enjoyed playing several instruments and singing. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be dearly remembered by family, friends, and students. Sharon is survived by her husband, Rev. Gordon Svoboda, three sons and two daughters-in-law, eleven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Gordon and Sharon recently celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary. The family wishes to thank her many Care Givers.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her name to: The Memorial Fund, NUCC, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, FL 34103. The service will be Live Streamed at: www.nucc.org