Tireless volunteer helped numerous causes in Tulsa
BY TIM STANLEY World Staff Writer
Saturday, August 25, 2012
8/25/12 at 4:16 AM
For Sharon Saied, marrying a music man meant more than playing the role of faithful accompanist.
She was certainly a strong supporter of her husband, Bob Saied, and his Saied Music Co., but, in fact, it frequently was her lead that Bob followed.
Already a Tulsa Public Schools PTA president, she made sure her partner was involved, too, as she took her volunteering to another level, dedicating her time, energy and even their home to such charities as the Tulsa YWCA and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Volunteering and hosting, Bob Saied noted, were "Sharon's things."
Although selling guitars and grand pianos remained his thing, he added, his wife's spirit couldn't help but rub off on him, as it did on just about everyone she met.
Sharon Lynn Saied, who was honored in 2009 as a Tulsa YWCA Angel for her contributions to the organization, died Aug. 15 after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 67.
A memorial service was held Monday at the First United Methodist Church under the direction of Ninde Brookside Funeral Home.
For Saied, charity started at home.
A hostess who loved to entertain, she was always opening her home to a good cause, whether hosting a get-together of fellow volunteers or her annual party to make decorations for the Tulsa YWCA's holiday gala.
The holiday gala, the group's largest fundraiser, was a favorite for Saied, a longtime YWCA board member. She was a past chairwoman of the event and a veteran member of the organizing committee.
A former Tulsa Public Schools Volunteer of the Year, she was a leading PTA member in Tulsa for 30 years and was a nine-time president of the Key Elementary School PTA, also serving on the Superintendent's Council.
A Sapulpa native and 1963 Sapulpa High School graduate, Saied studied art at Oklahoma State University.
After her first marriage, she lived in Stillwater and Connecticut before she moved back to Tulsa to stay.
She and Bob Saied met in 1981 and married the next year.
"Sharon was a caring, giving and gracious person," Bob Saied said.
"It was reflected in her entertaining - she was the ultimate hostess - and in everything she did."
Survivors include her husband of 30 years; five children, Kim Koch, David Mooney, Keri Edwardes, Daniel Mooney and Dustin Saied; a sister, Judy Smith; a brother, Gary Smith; and nine grandchildren.
Tim Stanley 918-581-8385
Sharon Saied: She was a "caring, giving and gracious person," said her husband, Bob Saied. She was honored in 2009 as a Tulsa YWCA Angel for her contributions to the organization. She was also named a Tulsa Public Schools Volunteer of the Year and was a leading PTA member in Tulsa for 30 years