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Strate Funeral Home

329 East Grand Coulee Ave, Grand Coulee, WA

OBITUARY

Sharon Lee McFall

25 May, 194812 June, 2020
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Sharon Lee McFall (72) of Electric City, Washington, was surrounded by family members and caregivers as she passed on to rejoin her beloved “Ted” Friday evening, June 12, 2020. Sharon was born Tuesday, May 25, 1948 in Corvallis, Oregon to Kenneth and Ruth McDowell. In 1966 she graduated High School in Norwalk, California and then went on to Cerritos College, of Norwalk. Possessing a gift for numbers, early on Sharon worked briefly as a Sales Audit Clerk for a food products firm and then for many years she volunteered as bookkeeper for St. Henry Catholic Church in Grand Coulee, Washington, where she was an active and faithful member. On Sunday, March 14, 1971, a 22-year-old Sharon Lee McDowell married the love of her life: Ted L. McFall in Las Vegas, Nevada. From that moment on for 39 years, Sharon and Ted were inseparable, whether volunteering together at St. Henry’s, helping at the local food bank, sitting in the boat while Ted fished or riding along in the golf cart for 18 holes, she was happiest when spending time with Ted. They loved to experience new adventures: traveling to new places, taking numerous cruises, going to live stage shows, being “Hi-Rollers” in Las Vegas and going to Disney World many times – where “Adventuresome Sharon” rode every scary ride in the park. All who met Sharon, quickly learned that she dearly loved animals, especially Dogs! It was not uncommon for visitors to her home to be greeted by four, five or even more rescued canines; each one wonderfully loved and pampered. A “lesser known” fact concerning Sharon, was that she was an avid “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” fan! (yes, Sharon was a “Trekkie”) She had seen every episode and movie and read every book about both of these science fiction classics.

To know Sharon was to have the honor of knowing a woman of deep faith, who never complained through a lifetime of physical hardships. Even when confined to her bed, she was a genuinely positive and gracious hostess who could amaze guests with the innovative ways she could perform tasks. A family member said, “She was the toughest lady I ever knew.”

Predeceased by her beloved husband “Ted” in 2010; Sharon is survived by her Great-Nephew (aka: Grandson): Kurtis McDowell; Brother: Ron McDowell (Patty); Brother-in-Law: Peter Pasichnyk; nephew: Ken McDowell and numerous cousins.

"Sharon's family is especially grateful to her many faithful caregivers who provided such competent and loving care."

Due to the present Covid-19 situation, Sharon’s private family funeral mass was held at St. Henry Catholic Church, Grand Coulee, with burial next to Ted in Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee.

Donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to: Grant County Animals Outreach, 6725 Randolph Rd., Moses Lake, WA 98836

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.stratefuneral.com for Sharon’s family.

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Cindy Pereyda

21 June 2020

When our family moved to Spokane in 2007, we had nothing. Sharon and Ted loaded up a trailer with things we needed such as a TV, table and other items and brought them out to us. Ted even installed the can opener under the kitchen cabinet. They brought us more than just household items. They brought us love. Sharon was a generous and thoughtful cousin.

Cindy Pereyda

20 June 2020

Recent memories include visiting Sharon and Ted and touring Cooley dam. We had a great time and spent the night. My son, Christopher, enjoyed a few little dogs that evening. Sharon was always the perfect hostess. Even when she couldn’t get out of bed she gave us lunch when we visited. We enjoyed hearing about all the wonderful things Kurtis did. She loved Kurtis very much. I love my cousin very much and will miss her.

Loretta Gustafson

17 June 2020

Sharon was a great lady, we shared tears and laughter. Her love of family and her family of dogs she had over the years also. The "fun" of giving Riley his shots. Will miss her but glad I got to know her.At every visit, her last words were always same " Tell Dan hi!"

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