Two years ago on December 8, 2006, my youngest sister died unexpectedly at age 49. Shannon Hyle was a special person, not just to her immediate family, but to all who knew her. The church overflowed with bereft people the day of her funeral.
Now it is two years later and our lives adjust to go on without Shannon. It comforts us to think she can peer down and approve the progress we’ve made through our grief. I’m sure she’s thrilled that her daughter, Diana, finished graduate school and is working as a librarian. She’s equally thrilled to see her youngest, Samantha, succeeding in her second job and that she’s found a loving man to share her life with.
Here are tributes to Shannon written by various family members:
Gail Martin The Lady Bugs Are Back …
and from her friends:
Kevin Colebank To Shannon Martin Hyle
Scott Lupo Very Sad News
You can see Shannon’s own writings on the Our Echo site. I particularly love her essays on books she loved, “Falling in Love among the Bookshelves,” “Life Without Georgette,” and “My Bookshelves.” We found one of her writings after her death and posted it for her, Memories from Shannon.
Shannon loved using stamps to make delightful cards. I found her cards that she posted on the SplitCoastStampers galleryonline. Use the search function and put in vcm3007 (Shannon’s username for the site). She posted some of her paperbag scrapbooks there too. She has 142 pages at the site with about 12 cards per page.
I created a tribute webpage for Shannon on Squidoo with more photos and memories.
If you have memories of Shannon that you’d like to share, please leave a comment or you can post them on the Our Echo website for Shannon’s friends and family to see.