On August 13th Sharon Unkefer (Wife of Sherman Unkefer Top XanGo Leader) went home to be with her Lord in Heaven.
Here is the email Sherman sent:
Dear Friends, Family and Xango Team Members,
I have forwarded herewith the last e-mail which was sent from Sharon to our organization, in which she stated the following; “In the past, writing a newsletter or announcement was easy for me, my fingers flew quickly across the keyboard as thoughts transformed into words… Today, it’s a little more difficult, and I don’t quite know where to begin, and I hope you will be patient and indulge me as I try to deliver this message.”
Today is indeed the most difficult message I have ever written! At 8:40 AM this morning, August 13th, Sharon passed into eternity to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. While all of us are deeply saddened by this great loss; nonetheless, we feel a sense of relief as the tremendous pain and suffering she was undergoing has ceased, and she is now in Paradise with her Lord and Savior, with every tear and care wiped away. Now, perhaps, she can finally get busy completing her book, “My Life in Dog Years.”
We are being inundated by flowers sent by her loved ones throughout the world, for which we are grateful; however, what would be of greater interest to Sharon would be for those of you who would like to offer something in her name to make contributions to the two charities that were close to her heart.
The first charity that Sharon and I have been involved with is Arizona Lutheran Academy, a Christian high school positioned to serve students in the Phoenix, Arizona area. As an evangelistic outreach, we have participated in funding ten scholarships to deserving students that would otherwise not have an opportunity to attend a private Christian School. For those who would like to show their sympathy, please remit checks to Arizona Lutheran Academy and send them to our address and 7119 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85254.
Sharon’s 2nd charity is The American Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, New York 10128, www. ASPCA.org. As many of you know, Sharon was an enthusiastic dog lover, owning 13 dogs, one of which she rescued during the last two weeks of her life.
There will be a small Funeral Service for Sharon at our church, Paradise Valley Lutheran Church,14845 North 40th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85032-5252 at 3:00 PM, Saturday, August 16th. The attendees at this service will be friends, family and Xango Team members. The capacity of our church is somewhat limited, with seating for 125. Therefore, for those of you around the country and other parts of the world, who would like to show their respects to Sharon, there will be a memorial held during the time when she had planned to address the audience at our “Learn to Earn” event in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Salt Palace on Sunday, November 9th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the day following the Xango International Convention that will be open to one and all.
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While we are undergoing deep sadness as a result of Sharon’s untimely passing, we, nonetheless are comforted by this passage:
John 11: 25: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
“Yes, Lord,” she told him, “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”
I wish to thank each and every friend, family member and Xango distributor who has been supportive of our struggle to save Sharon’s life through their thoughts, words and prayers!