Sharon Rae Selix Economos

Sharon Rae Selix Economos

February 17, 1942 - October 13, 2007

Sharon Rae Selix Economos

February 17, 1942 - October 13, 2007



Sharon Rae Economos, 65, of Laguna Niguel, California, passed away on October 13, 2007 after an 11-year illness. The cheerful and optimistic outlook she held throughout her life, did not change while battling an aggressive cancer.

A Midwesterner by birth, Sharon was born in Huron, South Dakota, on February 17, 1942, to Norma and Bryce Selix. She grew up in Aberdeen, South Dakota where she graduated from High School in 1960. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Latin Club, All State Chorus and A Cappella Choir

After attending Northern State University in Aberdeen she moved to Southern California where she met her husband George, also a South Dakotan. On their 40th Wedding Anniversary last June, she described her life in California as ?magic.?

Sharon worked as a legal secretary for a law firm in Laguna Beach for a number of years and later earned both a realty license and an interior design degree. She and her partner formed Chanteclair, an interior design firm in Orange County. She was a member of Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, the Debussy Chapter of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce.

Traveling was always a special part of Sharon’s life and she was thrilled to visit Norway her family’s native country on her 60th birthday. But most important to Sharon was her family. She adored her precious grandchildren and was loved by all who knew her. Sharon will be greatly missed by the many people whose hearts and lives she touched.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 40 years, George Economos of Laguna Niguel, California, one son, Steven Economos and his wife Michelle, of Coto de Caza, California, four grandchildren, David, Matthew, Alexandra and Nicole, her mother, Norma Bjerke Selix of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, her brother Jerry Selix and his wife Renae of Lavaca, Arkansas, and her sister, Linda Selix, of Playa del Rey, California. She was preceded in death by her father, Bryce Selix and both her maternal and paternal grandparents.

The family would like to express gratitude to all their family and friends who were so helpful and supportive of Sharon over the past several years. A special note of thanks to the staff of Country Villa Healthcare Center, whose loving care of Sharon gave her great comfort and support.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the International Twin Transfusion Institute. This institute fights the disease that almost took her twin granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 19, 2007 at O?Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, from 6-8p.m. with a special service Trisagion at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, California at12 noon on Saturday, Oct 20, 2007. Interment will be at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, California

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11 responses to Sharon Rae Selix Economos

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  1. I’m so sad and sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Yet, I know she is no longer suffering, and for that I rejoice. I’m sorry I won’t be able to come and say farewell, but know that I’ll be there in spirit. My love and prayers for comfort and peace to the family. God be with you all. Beth and Family.

  2. I have such old, old, sweet memories of Sharon. You all moved away when I was just a little one; maybe even before I was born. Sharon was the first of all the Selix grandchildren and I was the last, coming 23 years after Sharon. But I’ve kept up to date through Linda’s emails and have been praying continuously through out. I loved the pictures of your 40th anniversary party. What a beautiful day.
    My heart goes out to George and Steven, Linda and Jerry, and everyone who was close to Sharon and I will be praying continually for you during your time of grief here. God Bless you all!!

  3. The regular email updates from counsin Linda gave Sharon cheerleaders in all corners of the country. I count myself one of those cheerleaders. I watched the anniversary video with tears of joy for the accomplishment of her being at that event.
    Sharon will clearly live on the in hearts and minds of all her family and friends. Her Coast to Coast fan club.

  4. Linda Selix says:

    I’m not sure if family members are suppose to sign the guest book, but I want to let everyone know how much I loved my sister and cherish all the memories I’ve had the pleasure of making and experiencing for 54 years. She was a very positive force in my life and I’ll be lost without her. But I will be able to carry on because she would want me, and everyone, to carry on with the dignity and strength she portrayed all of her life, especially through the most difficult times she faced the past few years. She’s an inspiration to us all and I can’t express enough how dearly she will be missed by me and our family and everyone who knew her. We love you with all our hearts, Sharon!!!

  5. I only met Sharon once or twice through her sister, Linda. She was a very lovely and optimistic person. May her soul rest comfortably.

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