May 9, 1940 – October 11, 2020
Sharon Pulliam Halseide, 80, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020. Born May 9, 1940, in Portland, Oregon, Sharon was the daughter of the late Roy and Miriam Pulliam. She was the second of five children and is survived by her three brothers John, Daniel, and David Pulliam, and her sister Carmel Westover.
Sharon graduated from Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, AB, Canada, and then went on to study music at The Royal Conservatory of Toronto. After graduating with her teaching degree, she worked at Back to the Bible broadcast in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Sharon met and married Paul Halseide in 1972. They moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, and reared their four children: Peder (fiancée Kristin), Anders (Kari), Cherith, and Josva. Sharon has thirteen grandchildren: Izak, Zoë, Mozes, Robyn, and Izaiah Halseide; Anja and Kjerstin Halseide; Elisha, Ethan, Jeshua, and Caleb Sheedy; LilyAnn and Adalyn Halseide.
Sharon loved music. Even when she had few forms of communication left, Sharon was still able to communicate through the piano. She loved her children, and if it was not for her disease and brokenness she would have been involved in her grandchildren's lives.
We are not asked to be born. We come into being from non-being and then are left alone to wander about bumping into things, questioning the point of our existence. When we witness death, this question intensifies with no obvious answer. There is nothing more terrible than being confronted with mortality. And yet it is in the confrontation with mortality that we meet Christ.
Christ shows us what it is to be God, not in a way one would think a god might demonstrate his divinity: by throwing lightning bolts or moving mountains. Rather, He demonstrates His divinity by participating in the human action that unites us all. It is the single thing that we share, that makes us perfectly equal. It reaches forward and backward in time and ties all nations and races together. It is the act of dying.
Christ shows himself to be God in the way he dies as a human being. Had He shown us what it is to be God in any other way, what part could we have in it? God partakes in our nature, dying as we die, that we may partake in His nature, living as He lives.
Unlike our first involuntary birth, our second is a voluntarily action; partaking in Christ’s death through baptism, we are partaking in Christ's resurrection.
Sharon experienced death as we all must. Although her life on earth is over and has returned to dust, the potter who formed man from the dust of the ground, has now reformed Sharon's clay into His own image and likeness. Her life has been grafted into the Source of Life itself. In her death, she joins the One Who trampled down death by death, and turns our sadness to the hope that we, too, may partake in His immortal life.
A memorial service for Sharon will be held Friday, October 23, at 2pm at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Harvest Farms: 4240 E CO Rd 66, Wellington, CO (303) 297-1815
Friday, October 23, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
October 17, 2020
To the family: We are very sorry on the passing of your mother. Your mom and dad were friends of my family for many years. May God comfort each one of you at this time.