Antelope Valley Press

MILLEN, Sharon R.


Born Nov. 18, 1943 in Watonga, Oklahoma, died Dec. 15, 2023 after a long battle with frontotemp­oral dementia. Sharon was the second of three children born to Ted and Marjorie Eberhardt. She grew up in Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southweste­rn Oklahoma State University. She moved to California in 1965.

Sharon was a teacher and principal for almost forty years. She taught at Sage in Palmdale, earned a Master’s degree at Pepperdine University then served as principal in Castaic, Keppel, and Saugus school districts. She served in many positions of leadership at State and Regional levels for Associatio­n of California School Administra­tors. She was described as a force of nature who worked relentless­ly on behalf of children. In 1995 she was recognized as Calif. Elementary Principal of the Year.

Sharon lived life to the fullest and had many passions including travel, fitness, reading, hiking, Mammoth. She was an active member of United Methodist Church. Above all, she valued relationsh­ips and people. Time with friends and family were foremost in her life. She retired early to care for her beloved husband David Millen, who died from ALS in 2004. She is survived by brother Theo (Jan) Eberhardt, sister Judy (Don) Renner; children Vicky (Michael) Vogel, Sandy Kaye, Stan (Michelle) McClung, Christy (Thane) Hertsch, Katy (Andrew) Smith, Carrie (Ron) Juckno; grandchild­ren Jordan (Kristie) Vogel, Natalie (Anthony) Lat, Steven (Alla) Atwood, Garett (Kiley) Taylor, Brooke (Matt) Taylor, Cole and Corey McClung, Kyle, Connor, Makenna Hertsch, Madison, Emily, Brooklyn Smith, David and Thomas Juckno; great grandchild­ren Mila, Noah, Brooklynn, James. Sharon Millen Memorial Scholarshi­p has been establishe­d at Antelope Valley College as an honor and inspiratio­n. Donations can be made online at AVC Campaign Page Sharon Millen Memorial Scholarshi­p, or checks can be written to Antelope Valley College Foundation and mailed to 3041 W. Ave. K, Admin Bldg A118, Lancaster, CA 93536.

Celebratio­n of Life will be Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church.

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