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Sharon Wescott Never Met a Stranger

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Friends of Sharon Wescott gather around the bench dedicated to her memory at AirVenture.

On Friday, July 29, 2011, friends of Sharon Wescott gathered at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in front of the Ultralight Barn for a memorial to honor the pilot, flight instructor, and friend who succumbed to cancer in April of 2010. Paul Mather, president of M-Squared Inc. and who organized the memorial, provided a laser-cut stainless-steel plaque that was fastened to a bench in the rest area in front of the barn. He and the others in attendance are only a few of the many people that knew her as the ultimate volunteer.

Paul began the brief dedication by thanking EAA for providing the place to display the plaque in her honor and summarized her life by saying, “Sharon never met a stranger.” Her friends shared stories about their experiences with her, and it was agreed she was the most generous person you could ever meet. All present resolved to remember her by trying to emulate her sense of charity to others. Hopefully this bench dedicated in her honor at AirVenture will serve to preserve that memory. Sharon was well known in the light-sport community and was involved in the microlight competition scene at the national and international level. She was a technical assistant on several movie projects and had many other interesting adventures. The memorial plaque reads: “In Memory of Sharon Wescott, Writer, Friend, and Aviator.” Read more and see her picture in the June 2011 issue of Light Plane World.

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