Shari Arlana Dalporto was born January 12, 1955 at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento, California to Dino Dal Porto from Biggs, California and Margaret Jeanette Van Gent from Pella, Iowa.Her brother Dwayne Paul Dal Porto was born on February 25, 1954.
Dino Dal Porto's father Paulo Dal Porto migrated to the United States from San Guinesse, Lucca, Italy, and settled first in Chicago, Illinois and then in Biggs, California.
Margaret Dal Porto's father Arie Van Gent migrated to the United States from He was born May 15, 1898 in Viana, Province of South Holland of the Netherlands, and died December 21, 1970 in Pella ,Iowa. He migrated to the United States at the age of 2, and settled first in Pennsylvania, and then in Pella Iowa.
Her mother Agnes Weilaard was born in Pella, Iowa on November 4, 1904 and died on May 24, 1997.Agnes' Great Grandfather Henry Vander Rozenberg migrated from Oldebrook, Holland in 1868 with his wife, and settled in Pella, Iowa.