OBITUARY

Sharron L. Smith

August 8, 1946November 17, 2020
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Sharron Lee Smith, 74, earned her wings and was taken into the arms of her Heavenly Father on November 17,2020 in Greeley, Colorado, after being hit by a drunk driver. Sharron was born in 1946 in Albuquerque, NM to Paul and Leona Mae (Herrell) Smith. Her family then moved to Washington state. Sharron attended South Seattle Community College, where she earned her degree in culinary arts and hospitality. In 1978, Sharron, her mother and her brother Dan, moved to Colorado to be closer to her brother Gary and his family. Sharron owned the Merry – Go – Round Bar and Grill in Ault for a time, then went to work as the chef at Potato Brumbaugh’s in Greeley. Later in life, she worked at Colorado Crystal in Loveland and after “retiring” she worked at WalMart in Greeley. Sharron spent her free time creating. She was always cooking an amazing dish, gardening, crafting, sewing, or painting. She took Bob Ross oil painting classes and had been a member of the Thompson Valley Art League. Whatever she created was made with love and always beautiful! Even after a fall robbed her of one of her eyes, and her mobility diminished, she still found ways to craft. She truly loved making things with her hands. She also enjoyed working on genealogy! She took great pride in the fact that she had traced the family back to the 1600’s. Sharron adored her niece and nephew. Lots of time was spent with them when they were little, making everything from salt dough picture frames to platter fulls of decorated cookies at Christmas. When her niece and nephew grew up and the great nieces and nephews came, it opened a whole new opportunity for spoiling. Each one received embroidered quilts, bibs, handmade books and dolls. To say she adored them is an understatement. Along with spoiling the kids, Sharron also enjoyed helping wherever she could. One of the things that gave her great joy was helping with Kersey Community Church VBS. Helping with the preschool group was her favorite. She had a heart for the little kids and it showed. When she could no longer work with the kids thanks to her mobility, she made decorations and crafts for them. Many people knew Sharron. Because of her kind heart and amazing personality, she made friends wherever she went. She made sure to enjoy life. The fact that she could not drive did not stop her. She was always seen zipping around town in her power chair. The day that Sharron passed away is a testament to that life and love for her family. She had gone out on an absolutely beautiful afternoon to get some supplies to make her dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. We are thankful that just before the horrific event that took her from us, we know she was doing exactly what she loved. Enjoying a perfect weather day, gathering items to create something, and planning time with her family. Sharron is survived by her brother Gary (Cheryl) Smith of Milliken. Niece, Leona (Ben) Rood of Briggsdale, and nephew Chris Smith of Milliken. Also, her great nieces and nephews, Delila, Nathaniel, Rebekah and Alexander. And an aunt, Lavina Wilcox of Denver. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Danule. Services will be December 1, 2020 at 10 am at Kersey Community Church in Kersey Colorado. They will also be live-streamed. Please call the church at 970-353-3969 or Stoddard Funeral Home at 970-330-7301 for more information on attending the service or watching via online access. Memorials in Sharron's name can be sent in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO, 80634. Please share your memories and condolences at www.stoddardsunset.com.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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Sharron L. Smith

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Lynn Wiederspahn

November 20, 2020

Sharron was a dear lady with quick wit and a sweet smile. I always enjoyed watching her with Leona, Chris, Sharla, and Jess when they were little tykes and with Delila, Nathaniel, Rebekah, and Alex . . . It was plain to see she adored you all.

Sharron was SO TALENTED. I was just looking at the photos of dolls she had created by hand. We were like-minded in always having our cameras "at the ready" and with family photos and genealogies.

I will miss you, Sharron. Your laughter was contagious.

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