Sharon Milhollin - 1963
Bio & Pictures from 40th Reunion
Sharon Milhollin Nelson - 2003-09-24
Over the years, wherever I've lived, the memories and lessons from growing up in Columbia have been sources of strength and comfort. Though we lived in many places, our sons learned to think of Columbia as home, too, and looked forward to summer vacations and holidays spent there with family and friends.
In June of 1964 I married Chuck Nelson from Marshalltown, Iowa. We lived in Tempe, Arizona where our first son, C.J., was born in January of 1966. In September of '66 Chuck was hired by the U.S. Public Health Service and we were assigned to L.A., then Long Island in the next 18 months. In May of '68 Chuck was called to active duty at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and served with the 442nd Infantry Brigade. Our second son, Rob, was born in December of '69 in Columbia as we were moving from Hawaii to Charlotte, N.C. The next 10 years brought transfers to Greensboro, N.C., Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Columbia, S.C. where I finally completed my nursing degree at U.S.C. In 1979 we were transferred to Albany, New York for the longest, coldest 5 years of my life. With great joy we moved to Atlanta, Georgia in December of 1983 where Chuck was assigned to the CDC headquarters. I began a new career as a realtor and eventually Chuck and C.J. joined me. Rob followed in his Dad's footsteps and became an epidimiologist with CDC. Both sons have married in the past 3 years and blessed us with beautiful, loving daughters-in-law, Linda and Karen.