Strate Funeral Home

329 East Grand Coulee Ave, Grand Coulee, WA


Sharon Aileen Bjorson

3 March, 195313 June, 2020

Sharon Aileen Bjorson, 67, of Grand Coulee, WA, passed away at her home on June 13, 2020 in Grand Coulee, WA.

Sharon was born to Frank and Dorothy Reifsnider on March 3, 1953 in The Dalles, OR. The family relocated to Walla Walla, WA where Sharon and her brothers were raised and grew up. She graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1971.

Sharon came to Grand Coulee in October of 1972 to be with a lifelong friend as she welcomed her first child. It was then that she met her husband for the next 47 years, Gary Bjorson. The two married on December 22, 1972. Gary and Sharon settled in Grand Couleewhere they raised their four children; Flint, Kaylie, Jason, and Jamie.

Sharon wore many hats over the years - CNA, cook, bartender, bookkeeper, bingo lady, and home health care aide. She was best known for her time as a cook at The Sage Inn and later as the head cook at the Senior Center.

Sharon played on the summer adult softball league in her younger days, as well as being a part of the area bowling leagues. She enjoyed gardening and was a lover of all animals - always rescuing an injured bird or wild creature needing help. She enjoyed playing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sharon is preceded in death by her son James, father Frank, brother DeWayne, and grandson James Robert.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gary Bjorson. Mother Dorothy of Walla Walla. Brother Frank of Seattle area. Sons Flint (April Smith) Bjorson of Coulee Dam, Jason Bjorson of Post Falls, ID. Daughters Kaylie Bjorson of Grand Coulee, and Jamie (Christopher)Holeman of Grand Coulee. Grandsons Matteao (Cassandra) Merriman, Darren and Dagan Bjorson, Zane Bjorson, Trent, Wyatt, and Xander Holeman. Granddaughters Cheyenne, Aaliyah Bjorson, Mikaylah Thompson, and Taylor Holeman. Brother-in-law Dale (Robin) Bjorson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is assisting the family with services.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.stratefuneralhome.com for Sharon’s family.


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Janet Clark

1 July 2020

Gary and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Sharon and she was always very nice to me. She will be missed>
It was a pleasure knowing her.

Cynthia Connellan

27 June 2020

You are missed cousin Sharon. I am glad you are free of health problems and flying with Angels! Love you

Gregory Laux

26 June 2020

I have known Gary for many years now through a local online Senior chatroom. He has always been a sweet and caring young man, sharing his time and resources with many of us who visit his chatroom on a regular basis. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family during this sad time. May the love of God sustain you in these days and years ahead and bring you some sort of peace knowing that she is in a better place now. God Bless you all!

Lynn Robertson

26 June 2020

I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your Mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father, I hope that our Lord brings you and your Family the much needed peace during this sad time. I was honored and blessed to have known your Mother, for a short time while visiting all of you, she has such a wonderful and gentle soul and will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace.

Beatrice Stearns

25 June 2020

I met and fell in love with Sharon and the whole family back in I think 1989. Sharon and her family soon became a big part of my family. Sharon was a sister, friend and mother when I needed advise. She gave me my first job at the Hungry Horse drive In. I’ll miss your laugh and your smile. Shine down my dear friend. I love you 😘❤️

Tina Rinker

25 June 2020

She was a great friend had fun bowling with her to going to miss you


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