Sharon Kay Woolf, of Christiana, left this life unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. She is preceded in death by her father Leslie Woolf, and her niece Dean Adell.
Ms. Woolf is survived by her lifetime partner Amber Caldwell of Christiana, her mother Judy Woolf of Bonner Springs, Kan., daughter Amanda and her husband Mike Carroll of Hot Springs, Ark., grandchildren, Stephanie, Dayle, Matthew and Landon Rigsby, brother James “Duke” and his wife Cindy Mae Woolf, sister Martha Woolf, nephew Kris and his wife Amy Woolf, niece Jessica and husband Jonathan Losier, their children, Trinity and Andrew, step niece Julie and her husband Trevor Wagner, their children, Olivia, Nate and Meredith, step nephew, Kendall and his wife Jennifer Payne and their children, Natalie and Tori.
Ms. Woolf family lived in various places during her father's Air Force Service. However, she chose to make her home in Middle Tennessee, finally settling at her Dean O’Dell Farm (The Soridog Ranch) in Christiana. She rescued and “mothered” many animals; she leaves behind Amelia Earhart, Sabine, Sassy, Chrissy, Bonnie Joe, Margy, Annabelle, Jose, Ben, Rose, Abby, Zeus, Gypsy, and step-dog, Happy.
Her passion in life was learning and teaching. She taught children with special needs, their teachers and parents, her friends and her family. She served others at Cloberbottom Developmental Center, Cedar Grove, Hermitage Hall, and the children of Rutherford County Public Schools. She was a teacher, a Behavior Specialist, and most recently, an Autism Specialist, assisting more than 200 students in 20 schools. She recently completed her Board Certification as a Behavioral Analyst (BCBA).
Ms. Woolf was a charter member of the International Brotherhood of Pig Roasters (IBPR), an enthusiastic member of Zumba, and a lifelong earth mother. The chapters of Sharon’s life have been filled with fascinating characters, plenty of action with plots and paths that twist and turn. We should all learn from her philosophy: Rekindle your passion for life! Ready-Set-Go! Be here now! “I am divine love. I invoke the purple flame.”
In lieu of flowers, Sharon would want us to adopt an animal, or “pay it forward” to others in need of love.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Woodfin Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolence may be made to www.woodfinchapel.com (615) 893-5151.