Sharon's profound connection to creatures great and small led her around the world. She traveled to several continents, observing everything from primates to pachyderms in their natural habitats. In her local community in Texas, Sharon dedicated her life to animals by volunteering in various capacities for the Houston Zoo.
After becoming gravely ill, Sharon began the important process of planning her will. Her careful research led her to discover Best Friends Animal Society, and she concluded that the best charity to donate her legacy to was Best Friends.