Sharon Soladay Pilcher

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Sharon Soladay
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Residing In: Granbury, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Richard Pilcher
Occupation: Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist-retired 2014
Children: Jimmie Pope '72 lives in Dallas; has a son, Brayden, age 12 who lives w/his mom in Granbury. Jimmie More…works for Bridge Networks as a supervisor for the telecommunications installations. UPDATE: Jimmie did get married (on 9/10/11) and now they have our newest little granddaughter, Riley Ann, born Dec 26, 2013!! What a great Christmas present!! UPDATE: Jimmie now has our newer newest Grandjoy, Dalton Boyce Pope, born on June 15, 2015. Brayden is now 16 and driving! Watch out!NEWEST: Brayden is now a freshman in College and Riley Ann and Dalton are in school going strong and keeping their parents very busy!

Jennifer Pilcher Roy '76 lives in Granbury with husband, Sonny, and daughter, Kennedy, age 11. Sonny works for one of the gas companies and is assist Fire Chief. Great to have them close. UPDATE: Kennedy is now 16 and is also a new driver!! She also is an avid soccer player for the local HS and is a baseball fanatic (at least for the Rangers!!). Jennifer works for the The Boys and Girls Club in Granbury. Kennedy is also a Freshman in College at West Texas A&M in Canyon.

Zachary Pope '77, married to Lindsay and lives in Dallas; VP of electronic data services for his company. Lindsay taught special ed at Highland Park, but now stays home with the boys. They have a son, Porter, age 20 months, and is due to have another boy, Tucker, in Sept (due same weekend as Jimmie's wedding). UPDATE: Tucker was born a few days before the "big wedding" for Andrea and Jimmie, 9/10/11; the boys (Porter, now age 4, and Tucker, age 2)are wonderful and keep their parents on their toes!! UPDATE: Porter will be 7 in Nov, and Tucker is now 5. They both love soccer and Porter also plays touch football, baseball, is a swimmer, and also loves music--will bang on my piano anytime he can!!

Jared Pope '77 is married to Jennifer (yes, it gets confusing w/ 2 Jennifers). Both are attorneys, currrently living in Dallas. They have a son, Harman, age 3 and a daughter, Madeleine, age 10 months. UPDATE: all still in Dallas and staying very busy, though Jennifer stays home w/ the kids while Jared continues his practice as well as a lot of other "irons in the fire"; Kids are now age 6 this summer and 3, to be 4 in Sept; NEW Update: Harman is now 8 and loves to play Chess, soccer and baseball; Madeleine is now 6 and loves anything frilly, with bling, but also plays soccer and takes dance.

UPDATE: We now have 7 wonderful grandchildren, ages 1 year to ages 14; we love to be with them. I am still working in Richardson for BCBS and still enjoy my job enough to keep an apartment in Richardson and drive home to Granbury on weekends, or Richard comes here to stay w/ me sometimes. My mom is going to be 93 in Sept and is still going strong. We have to have a calendar to keep up with her comings and goings!! Loves to go w/ Senior Circle friends to go gambling once a month in OK!!

NEW UPDATE: 3/4/16; We now have eight(8) Grandjoys!! Newest one is Dalton Pope, born to my oldest son, Jimmie and his wife Andrea; they now have three kids!! I retired last October to come back home to Granbury and help care for my Mom, Pat Sims, now age 94 (will be 95 in Sept!). She gets along fairly well, but has some memory issues now, so I take care of most of her daily things, though at this time, she still lives alone here in Granbury. We have daily in-home care for her too, but she still gets out with me a lot. Doesn't drive any more though, so I cart her wherever she needs/wants to go!! Like being retired and Richard and I are trying to do some traveling when we have help caring for Mom. We just bought a new travel trailer and have made one trip in it, have 2 more short trips planned and then will take off June 8, 2016 and be gone the rest of June to Yellowstone and surrounding areas. Looking forward to this trip!!
Newest update: 3/29/17---We still have just the eight Grandjoys, ages 17 to age 2. Think we have our quota now, or at least that is what our kids tell us!! My Mom is now age 95, will be 96 in Sept 2017. She still lives alone at her home here in Granbury but has in-home care daily, but still fairly active. Her memory is dwindling, but still likes to be on the go. Richard and I have been able to do some travelling when we have help to care for Mom, and make lots of short weekend trips camping in our RV. Retirement is still very busy and active and I still care for my Mom daily and am able to get help in order to continue to travel some. We also enjoy attending sports events for our Grandjoys. Spent lots of time watching our oldest Grandjoy play Basketball for the Lipan Indians Varsity team who won State for their 1A Team in San Antonio this year. Our 2nd Grandjoy, Kennedy, plays soccer for the Varsity Lady Pirates in Granbury and just finished playing in the Bi-District soccer games. They lost, but played a good game. Kennedy, unfortunately got hurt when the Mansfield Goalie took her out as she went in for a goal, was tossed up in the air and landed on her forehead and face--a bad concussion that she is still getting over, but hoping to get back to driving and other fun things soon. Our younger Grandjoys are all in the Dallas area, but see them as often as possible to follow their sports, music, chess tournaments, and school events. They all keep our 4 kids and their spouses very busy! We are certainly enjoying a very Blessed and active life. Look forward to our 50th reunion end of April and hope to see lots of friends back there! Looking forward to staying with long time friends, Karen Clack Hall and Judy Clack Stitts for the reunion and also catching up with lots of others!!!

Well, my Mom got sick and was in the hospital several times this Spring 2017, and I had 2 mild strokes in April 2017 and then had a heart attack in June 2017, so I did not get to make our 50th Reunion as planned! Sure did miss that, but really enjoyed the pictures everyone posted so I felt like I at least got to keep up some. I am doing much better now, We had to move my Mom from living by herself in her home here in Granbury to a memory care place here in Granbury called Arbor House on June 15, 2017. She likes it now and they take excellent care of her. I still go up many times a week to see her and we just had a party there for her 96th Birthday on September 26, 2017. She has always been such a social person, and Arbor House has so many great things going on everyday that keep her busy and involved. She has made many new good friends there! Our oldest 2 Grandjoys, Brayden, age 18, (Jimmie's oldest child) and Kennedy, age 17 (Jennifer's oldest daughter) are both Seniors in High School and since they both live close to us, we get to see them in action with Basketball and Baseball for Brayden, and Soccer and Ag things for Kennedy. Our younger 6 Grandjoys are ages 3 to 9 and we try to see them as often as possible since they live in Dallas and Allen. We are very Blessed and count our Blessings everyday! Richard and I try to travel in our RV camping as often as possible, and plan to enjoy a 2 week trip driving to Las Vegas with some fun side trips going and coming home the 20th of October and returning the first week of November this year. We love our jaunts to Vegas and hope to keep winning money so we can go back as often as possible!!
2018 UPDATE: My Mom, Pat Sims, passed away on Dec 1, 2017, at age 96. We were very Blessed to have her with us for so many wonderful years. Richard and I went on a long RV adventure beginning June 15 and had planned on returning home on Nov 1st, 2018. Went up the West Coast and into Canada, but then Richard got sick and ended up in the hospital in Oregon toward the end of July. We were able to fly back home and had some amazing friends who flew to Oregon and picked up our travel trailer and truck and drove them back home for us. Discovered that Richard had Pancreatic Cancer which had already spread to his liver, lungs and brain. We got him home to Texas in time to see all 8 of our Grandjoys, all of our kids, and all of our brothers and sisters before Richard passed away a very short 10 days after his diagnosis on Aug 2, 2018. Life without Richard is very different and sad, but I continue to be Blessed with amazing friends and family who keep me up and going strong.
Birthplace

Abilene, Tx

What Vehicle Do You Drive

Red Chevy Impala

Comments:

I twirled my way to University of Texas @ Arlington and graduated with a degree in social work & Criminology in 1971; Married to John Pope 1972; had 3 sons (1 set of twins); divorced 1979. Had lived in Dallas metroplex and East Texas until then. Moved to Granbury in 1980, where I still live. Had interesting and wonderful years raising the boys. Jimmie went to Texas Wesleyan where he played baseball. The twins graduated from high school in '96 and headed off to SMU and TCU for school. Zach played soccer and graduated from SMU in 2000. Jared ran track and cross country @ TCU and then went to SMU Law School. I married Richard in Jan '97. We have 5 grandchildren & 1 one the way. I'm a social worker and currently work in Richardson, Tx for BCBS. We took an apartment there so I didn't have to drive back and forth each day. I typically go home on the weekends to Granbury or Richard comes here. The boys are all just 15 or 20 minutes away in Dallas, so it is easy to see them more often too. Richard is semi-retired. Retired chemist from General Portland Cement many years ago and just sold his business last year, though still dabbling a bit in it since I'm not ready to retire yet.

UPDATE: I retired Oct 31, 2014 and am enjoying being at home. Plan to travel some and also care for my mom, age 94 (to be 95 in Sept 2016)! As stated before, we have 8 Grandjoys, ages 2 to ages 17. Richard had a daughter who is between Jimmie and my Twins, so the four of them keep us active with them and their kids.

School Story:

Lots of awesome memories from Cooper, but I guess the best of them are with music and twirling. Choir was great; band and twirling kept me very busy. Lots of good friends and fun times. I remember being on the end zone at a football game where my brother, Charlie, was quarterback, and sister, Janis, was on the sidelines cheerleading. I had my back turned to the field and so didn't see the football team closing in on a touchdown. I got tackled and ended up in a pile of football players, band members and instruments and my broken baton!! Janis ran over to make sure I was ok, but Charlie was mortified that I interfered with his play!! The newspaper picture showed Charlie pulling me up out of the rubble and Janis handing me my broken baton. Guess that's why we always carried extra batons around!!

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Nov 14, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Ronny, Hope you have a wonderful Birthday today!! And have a great year ahead!!
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Happy Birthday Carole! Hope it is a great year for you!!---
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Jolynn-- Happy Birthday!! Hope it is the best one yet!!
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Colburn-- Have a great Birthday on Nov 20th!! We will never be too old to celebrate!!
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Hope you have a Great Happy Birthday Sharon

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Happy Birthday Ray! Hope it is the best one yet??

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Hope you have a very Happy Birthday, Michael!! Enjoy---- Sharon (Soladay) Pilcher

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Sorry I missed you all for lunch on Wed! Hope you have a great birthday on 10/3! We October girls always have a wonderful time????

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Marilyn, So glad to hear you have joined the ranks of retirees! I know you will enjoy being close to your granddaughters and family. Best of luck with all your "new" adventures!! If you ever get to Texas, call me and come visit! We can catch up.
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Happy Birthday, Janis! Hope you have a great year ahead! It was so good to see you while we were on our trip, even if we didn't make it to WA as planned! Love you--Sharon

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Happy Birthday Janis! Hope it is a great day with lots of love????It was so good to see you while we were in your part of the world! Thanks for all your help getting Jen to us and getting Richard & I headed home! Love you??????—-Sharon

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Happy Birthday Butch!! Hope it is wonderful!!

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Happy Birthday Karen, coming up next week! Hope you celebrate well??????????Lots of love—Sharon (Soladay) Pilcher

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Happy Birthday Lawrence!!! Hope it is a great day with a wonderful year to follow!!
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Happy Happy Birthday, Janet!! Hope it is wonderful and the year ahead is great!!
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Posted: May 31, 2014 at 8:11 PM
Finally, a picture with all 4 our of kids, Jimmie, Jennifer, Zach, Jared and all 7 grandkids--Mother's Day 2014!!
Posted: May 31, 2014 at 8:20 PM
Gamma covered with her 6 of 7 grandjoys!! Christmas 2013
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My 3 great sons--Jimmie, Zach and Jared Pope
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Me with all 3 boys and 2 of their kids
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My Husband Richard and my mom and aunt--Pat and Joyce, both age 93--Mother's Day 2014
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My Mom, Mimi--and her sister, Joyce
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My Best friend, Cheryl, and me at my oldest son', Jimmie's wedding 9/11/12.
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Zach and Lindsay and their 2 children, Porter ad Tucker