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Olinger Hampden Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery

8600 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO

OBITUARY

Sharon Kay Conner

April 1, 1952January 4, 2020

Sharon Kay Conner, at age 67, went on to her eternal glory on Saturday January 4th with her friends and family by her side. Although she never gave up during her 14-month battle with bone marrow cancer, her body did not have the strength to fight for her and she succumbed to complications spurred by the disease.

Sharon was born on April 1, 1952 in Denver, Colorado. She was the 3rd of five children and the daughter to Eileen Ruth Hedlund and Kenneth Edward Mitchell. She is survived by her two adult children Adam and Audra, six grandchildren, two loving sisters, two brothers, sixteen nieces and nephews, and her large network of friends from various periods of her life. She was proceeded in death by both parents, her son Alan, as well as her brother in-law Bob Adams.

Despite the many hardships that she encountered; Sharon was not only a true fighter, but she had an amazing sense of humor! She took great pride in raising her three children. She re-entered the work force in 1993 and started off her new career as a paraprofessional, working with children. She later spent several years in the corporate world for Thompson Micromedex, where she was able to use her attention to detail and organizational skills. Her selfless nature and love for helping people led her into a final career change as a Certified Nurses Assistant, in which she chose to care for elderly clients.

While Sharon was surrounded by too many supportive people to list, we would like to give a special thank-you to the following; the medical staff of nurses and doctors at Parker Adventist Hospital, Charlotte and Denise who were as supportive as sisters could be, her daughter Audra who cared for her daily in the home, and her son Adam who was able to take her to many appointments and help her with home projects.

The most important gift that anyone who knew and loved Sharon can provide, is your presence at her Celebration of Life Cermony!

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Reception Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Memories

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Katy (McLean) Snyder

January 13, 2020

Sharon will always fill a special place in my heart. During the most painful time in my life, she took me under her wing, which is hard to picture because I was quite a bit taller than she, and younger. We, at MDX (micromedex) knew of the tragic loss of Alan and the difficulty of trials and finding the ability to forgive. Sharon made sure that I knew that no matter how hard this was, she found a way. It took me several years, but the beauty in forgiving someone who has taken something so precious to you is freeing beyond belief. I have always kept Sharon in my mind with the love that she had for Alan, and the incredible forgiveness in her heart.

Susie Dalton

January 13, 2020

Bruce and I watched Sharon care for our friends Jackie and Bill. Her humor and loving nature endeared her to us. And we especially liked our Friday night get togethers full of laughs and a sip or two. Will miss you, Sharon!

Julie Forrest

January 13, 2020

Having a lifelong friend is a blessing, knowing Sharon was the best blessing. I knew from the moment we met I was meant to live next door to you. What fun, crazy times we had watching our children grow and bond friendships as well. You were always such a good mom and a great friend. I cherish all the sweet memories we had together. One day we will dance together again! For now, you will always be in our hearts until we see each other again. Give Alan a big hug for me, and love on him forever. I will miss you my dear friend. I love you. 💕 I pray for comfort and peace for Adam and Audra and their families. I know they were honored to have you as their mom and they love you so much. You will forever be in our hearts💖

jim davis

January 10, 2020

I know you are at peace holding Alan. I will miss you my dear friend and thank you for everything that you brought to my life. Love you Sharon, Thoughts and prayers to Adam and Audra and their families.

Barb Kaptanian

January 9, 2020

I feel a strong immortal hope which bears my mournful spirit up beneath its mountain load; redeemed from death, and grief, and pain, I soon shall find my friend again within the arms of God. (Charles Wesley)
Sharon is a dear, dear friend and we have a very special connection due to the loss of our sons. I say have because I believe she is with the Lord and with her son; she is still alive in my heart. I can in my heart’s eye still see that smile and hear her laugh. Sharon will remain with me always.
Where once the scar left by death was a painful reminder of lost love, that same love will some day claim the power to transform that scar into a permanent remembrance of joy. (Molly Fumia)
I am praying for the family and friends that are mourning her loss and that their hearts will find peace and joy in her remembrance.
Many Blessings. Barbara

Joan Twogood

January 8, 2020

I am so sad to hear about Sharon. Praying for the family. This goes to Adam and Audra. I remember you as children. I am Greg and Marsha Willis's Mom. May your Mom rest in peace. Joan Willis Twogood.

Amber Deden

January 8, 2020

Linda and Bill Lane

January 8, 2020

Sharon was such a gift to our family as she cared for Jackie and in the process became a dear friend to all of us in the Lane family. We will be forever grateful for her kindness, help, support and friendship. Sharon will be missed by so many and always remembered with love. We send our love and prayers to all of you.
Love, Linda and Bill Lane

Beverly Cudworth

January 8, 2020

I have just learned of Sharon's passing. She was a coworker and then a good friend especially after her son's sudden death. Sharon always faced the many difficult incidents in her life with courage and determination. She was a wonderful person and and a good friend. I will miss her. My best to her survivors particularly the sister who notified me and Audra (the only member of the family that I know well).

Dean Adams

January 7, 2020

My Aunt Sharon was like another sister to me. I am not sure where to start with talking about Aunt Sharon. My saving grace is I truly believe she knows how I feel about her and that she is in heaven giving my dad a hard time and if you know my dad he is giving it back twofold, they had a great relationship. I was reminded that my dad called her the “lady of leisure”.....(lol) according to my dad not laugh out loud...
I could go on and on about Sharon, and I am sure there will be so many stories about her, and I could to but I will end this by saying that I love you Aunt Sharon and I appreciate all you meant to me, Marla my children and I know how much you loved them and how much they loved you! God bless you and please tell my Dad how much I miss him and I will miss you Sharon!

FROM THE FAMILY