Memorial donations for Sharon M. Hoffman will be used to finance the scholarship
for music educators that was set up in her name. This scholarship fund is
a 501c3 charity through the Oregon Trail Community Foundation.
All donations are tax deductible 

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Sharon M. Hoffman Music Educators Scholarship,

Sharon M. Hoffman

September 3, 1956 - December 7, 2020

Sharon Hoffman (Arthur) was born in Gordon, NE on September 3, 1956 to William and Dorothy Arthur. She grew up in Rushville, NE and attended Chadron State College, where she was later inducted into the Music Education Hall of Fame. Sharon and her husband Ron were married at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff, NE in 1984, and raised three children in Bayard, NE, where she was beloved as the music teacher for 34 years.

Sharon spent her career caring for her students and directing award winning choirs and show choirs. She was known nationwide as an expert in music education in small schools, and in the late 80’s her Masters thesis helped to shape the face of maternity leave in Nebraska schools. She served as the Mentorship Chair on the Executive Board of the Nebraska Music Educators Association, which honored her as the Outstanding Music Educator in 2006 and was the Nebraska Schools Activity Association District 6 Representative for over 30 years. In 2007 the Nebraska Federation of High Schools recognized her as the Outstanding Music Educator of the year.

First and foremost, Sharon loved her family more than anything. She asked nothing for herself and did anything and everything for the people she loved. Her devotion to her husband was second to none. Her children never knew anything but her complete pride and support. Her grandchildren were the light of her life, and although their time with her was short, it was beyond precious.

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Thank you!

Sometimes a teacher can touch your life
with a magical, mystical glow.
Investing her heart in the work that she does,
she helps you to learn and grow.
With wisdom she patiently guides you along
towards becoming the best you can be.
And when you consider just how far you've come,
that teacher you loved was the key!