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Sharon K. Laro

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Sharon K. LaRo passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the age of 72.  Sharon “Susie” was born May 11, 1950 in San Antonio, TX. to George and Beverly McQuien.  She is preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Jack Semlinger, brother William McQuien, and sister Constance Zimmerman.  Her loving memory will be cherished by those she left behind;   daughter, Leesa Ramos; son, Casey Ridgway and wife Lisa; Faithfull Partner, Provider & Care Giver, Frederick L. Bricker; grandchildren, Isaiah Ramos, Isabella Ramos, Danyelle Salas, Valori Ridgway, Nicole Ridgway, Charlotte Ridgway; brother, George McQuien and wife Lola; sister-in-law Mona McQuien; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Sharon was a wonderful example of an individual who expressed kindness to everyone. She was always willing to listen and help others in need. Her generous spirit and kind heart not only influenced her children and grandchildren but all who came to know her. Because of her desire to help others she went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education late in life and dedicated over 20 years as a Special Education teacher for Wiltshire Elementary School and George Gervin Academy. She was passionate about teaching children how to read and enjoyed the privilege of seeing many of them Graduate from High School and go on to a higher education. She enjoyed travelling and her many adventures with Fred. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. They will always have memories of sleepovers at “Nana’s” house, singing MoTown in the car, making cinnamon ornaments for the Christmas tree and watching her favorite movie “The Wizard of Oz”. Sharon will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.


Memorial Service: July 30, 2022 10:00 am

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. Rest in peace Susie. Thank you for being such a huge part of my younger days and always being there for me. May you dance in heaven with the angels. Love you!

  2. I have so many fun and fond memories of summer swims at Aunt Susie’s. As a kid I remember thinking she was so pretty and cool! She was fun, sassy and always smelled good!! Haha Wish we could have gotten to spend more time together. Love you, Aunt Susie, you will be greatly missed.

  3. Ms.laRo was my special Ed teacher during my high school years she was a special person to me am going to miss her so much

  4. Sharon I have so many memories with you. Your were an amazing woman with a big heart. Your love for your friends, family and students was huge. You will be truly missed. God bless Fred and your family. Love you❤️

  5. CandleImageSharon was a good friend to our daughter and her children. So she became a friend to us. Sad to hear of her passing.
    Love and prayers to her family.
    Alice Powell’s parents,
    Liz & Waco Porter

  6. Sharon, I will be forever grateful for your encouragement to become a part of the special education department at George Gervin Academy. Your support and inspiration helped me to become a better person than anything I could have imagined. Rest well sweet lady, until we meet again on the other side

  7. Auntie was like my second Mama. Her home was always a place filled with joy and laughter and a safe haven from life’s storms. The memories of sunrise church service, summers of crafts, swimming and fried chicken in the park are most cherished. I’m incredibly grateful for her example of kindness, patience, compassion and love. Rest in God’s glory and shalom my sweet Auntie

  8. CandleImageSharon and I worked together from ‘99 til ‘05. She was my friend in every way. She loved my children and me. I have missed her since we both moved into our teaching careers but I have never forgotten the love she poured in to my family and many others. She had a kind heart and I know she is watching over all of us 💕.

    Love, Alice Powell-Brown, Kashe’ and Timothy

  9. It is difficult for me to articulate the moments, memories and laughter that play through my mind when I think about my Nana. Sweet moments are etched in my brain forever, like painting her toenails in the living room, painting on the back porch, watching old western movies and listening to The Bee Gees in the car. Then, small moments are blended artfully into my image of her, like her reading glasses and her smile, and how she always left a stain of red lipstick on her straw. She was obsessed with Betty Boop and she didn’t like the song Big Girls Don’t Cry, because Big Girls DO in fact cry.
    One of the very first people in my entire life that encouraged me to be creative, believed that I could make great things and was so proud of even the smallest form of art that I crafted, was her. Being at Nana’s house meant that you were going to be loved, and I will never, ever forget that feeling.

    My fondest memories include you, forever. I love you, Nana, and I hope that you remain with me as long as I continue living. I cannot fathom a world without you in it.
    I miss you every day.

    Love Valori Kaye

  10. CandleImageYou will be missed Aunt Susie. You were so fun loving! I think you and my dad had the same personalities. I saw so much of yall in each other. I know you are both living it up in Heaven. Just know that we love Aunt Susie. I wish we could have had more time together here on earth.

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