Chapel of the Hills

1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA


Sharon Lynn Roenspie

December 9, 1952December 1, 2019

Sharon Lynn Roenspie passed away on December 1, 2019 in Penryn, CA at the age of 66 years old. Sharon was born on December 9, 1952 in Sacramento, CA to her beloved Mother, Vera L. Armstrong (1932-2005) and her Father, Walter R. Silva (1926-1987)

Sharon was the second eldest of 4 children and is survived by her older sister, Janet Kessler (Ford) (68) of Port Townsend WA, Catherine Stroud (Will) (64) of Squim, WA, and her younger brother, Robert Armstrong (61) of Hermann, MO. Sharon's Aunt, Maryann Hulse of Auburn, CA (80) and Cousin, Steven Hulse of Auburn, CA (63) along with numerous other cousin. Sharon is also survived by her 3 children; Brett Turnbull (Kathy) (48) of Penryn, CA, William Turnbull (Mary) (42) of Lodi, CA and Katherine Ures (35) of Loomis, CA, as well as her beloved grandchildren; Hayden Turnbull (15), Ariana Turnbull (13) and Aniya Brumfield (12).

Sharon was a vibrant soul, one who literally lit up the room whenever she entered. She was always eager to help out, no matter what the task. Sharon was known for her ability to decorate and make any house feel like a home. She was known for having a bit of a champagne taste on a beer budget, but boy she did have good taste. She was not afraid of hard work, getting dirty and thrived on digging in and getting the job done. She was also a woman who would not leave the house without her makeup on and her hair done. She took pride in everything she did, whether it be tiling someone's shower enclosure, back splash, floor or getting ready to go to work, she always put her best foot forward.

Being a mother of 3, Sharon spent the majority of her kids' lives being home to raise them. When her kids were much older, Sharon went back to work for Wal-Mart and then on to Anderson Merchandisers, where she retired in 2016.

Sharon was a very giving person. She was charismatic, funny; hilarious really. She was warm, inviting and also a little Portuguese spit fire or as her sister Jan would like to say; pugnacious at times. Sharon loved her children wholeheartedly, despite all. Her love for them was a true example of unconditional love. She often said that her children were her greatest accomplishment in life, and you might only agree if you hadn't tasted her lemon meringue pie.

Everybody thinks they have a great mom, but her kids, they knew they had a great mom. If for no other reason than everybody that had the opportunity to meet her, told them so. That greatness didn't stop with her kids. She also mothered all of her kids' friends who came into the house (and at times there were a lot of them). Even to those with perfectly good parents of their own, she became like another mother to them and remained close with them for the duration of her life.

Sharon maintained many relationships in her life. She had several life long friends, cousins, aunts, and so many more that she loved dearly and cherished. One of the most notable relationships she had was the one with her own mother. They talked everyday; they just cracked each other up (they thought they were hilarious). After Vera's passing, Sharon spoke of missing her every day. In Sharon's final days, she called out to her mom and we knew Vera was waiting for her at the gates, to welcome her home along with many others who cherished her and are so thrilled to be in her light once again.

Sharon's life was a good one. One that was not perfect but was full. Full of love, lots and lots of laughter and memories that will be cherished by those closest to her for generations.

The family will attend a small private graveside service at the Newcastle Cemetery. Followed by a celebration of life hosted by Sharon's best friend of 45 years, Suzie Rademacher-Elliott and her dear husband Bob Elliott.


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Sharon Lynn Roenspie

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