Sharon Cox

July 19, 1952September 12, 2018
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Sharon Cox, age 66, passed away peacefully on September 12th, 2018. She was born July 19th, 1952 to Harold “Turk” and Suzanne Therkelsen in Denver, Colorado.

She will be forever remembered by her loving husband and best friend of 45 years, Ray, her daughter Janelle, her son Matt, her daughter in law, Melissa, her three grandchildren, Riley, Lauren, and Casey as well as her many friends and extended family.

After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 1974, Sharon continued on as a gifted teacher who taught English as a second language for 35 years. She touched the lives of all who passed through her classroom. She could often be found enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She will be remembered for her infectious laugh and unrelenting joy which she shared with all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 18th, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 19099 Floyd Ave, Aurora, CO 80013. The family will have a reception to follow services at the church. Burial will follow the reception at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to American Lung Association, Colorado. Checks can be sent to 5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd Unit 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Or an honor donation can be made in Sharon’s name at


  • Matt Cox
  • Riley Cox
  • Ken Cox
  • Ken Tolle
  • Kyle Barnstable
  • Collin Mendon


  • Visitation Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Christol Houston

September 23, 2018

It was a amazing honor to be able to have her as another mom . She was always so kind and caring ..she will be missed deeply but i know she isnt in pain anymore and is watching us always !! Love you momma cox !!❤

Vicky Wei

September 19, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was my ESL teacher when I first came to America, and I will forever see her as the hero she was for me when I was a scared five year old kid in a new country. She has had the most profound impact on my life - there are no words to describe it. My heart breaks to hear this news. My condolences to you and your family, and I feel blessed to have been once in the company of such an angelic soul.

Kelly King

September 19, 2018

I will miss our nail appointments. She loved you all so very much. She is in heaven now a beautiful angel. I'm so sorry. If you need anything I'm here for you. Love you guys.

Marlene Doyle

September 19, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Sharon passing. She was my Sr. Princess and friend, when I was Honored Queen in Job's Daughters. Her family was friends with my family, what a wonderful person she was.

Barbara Jones

September 19, 2018

I am so deeply saddened for your loss....your mom was beautiful inside and out and heaven just got another angel. We are all incredibly lucky to have known her and she will be missed beyond words.....all my love to your family in this sad time and in paradise my sweet beautiful Sharon who I was so fortunate to have have in my life and may God hold you in his loving arms during this difficult time ♥️

Carol Gifford

September 19, 2018

Oh Janelle, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. I was in Job's and drill team with her. We shared a lot of growing up times together. I always thought the world of her. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Joan Heyl Shell

September 19, 2018

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family. I remember all the fun, laughs and giggles of our college days. The staying up late playing cards and listening to music. Talking about boys (one special one ..Ray...who she had just met).

Kim Le

September 19, 2018

I am sorry for your loss! My condolences. Your mom is an amazing teacher. She was my ESL teacher a long time ago and came full circle when she was able to teach my son before she retired. She is my mentor! She was so patient and kind. She will be missed by all whose lives she has touched.

Jeanette Stone

September 19, 2018

Janelle, your Mom is now an angel in the Lord's choir singing such beautiful songs. She will continue to watch over you and your Dad every day. I was blessed to have known your Mom. She was an amazing teacher and a very loving and caring friend. I'm sending my heartfelt condolences to your family. She is at peace and not in pain which is such a blessing. Hugging you sweetie.

Julie Dunlap

September 19, 2018

Rest In Peace Aunt Sharon. I’m so blessed to have known you and will be forever grateful to you for connecting me to the sister I never knew. I so admired your strength and courage, and your ability to stay positive through your fight is a true inspiration. I’m so proud to have called you family.
Thoughts, love, and prayers to your family.