Sharon J. Rominger
August 26, 1941 – January 7, 2020
Sharon J. Rominger; beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, mentor, colleague and friend went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 7, 2020 at the age of 78.
Sharon was born on August 26, 1941 in Denver, Colorado to Monroe & Alice Cowger. She graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1959. She loved learning and continued her education by going to Nursing School for 2 years, then later earning her LPN,RN, BSN and eventually her Master’s Degree. She was in the healthcare profession for 46 years; starting her career at Longmont United Hospital as a Nurses Aide in 1965, continuing on in Nursing, and eventually serving/ retiring as Chief Nursing Officer in 2012. She began her nursing career during a time when some thought you couldn’t be a wife, mother and nurse. She proved them wrong and taught them that because we are shaped and fashioned by what we love the combination is not only possible, but it provides the perfect opportunity to touch the lives of a community. In her numerous roles, she was integral in changing the culture of nursing and adopting the Planetree care model when they built the new hospital. She truly loved her work! She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was dedicated to her faith and it was evident through her compassion, authentic close relationships, servants heart, wisdom, leadership, mentorship and loving nature. She was a sister and mother to many beyond family ties.
She is survived by her devoted daughters whom she loved and respected: Temple Lindsley (Mike), Shawna Rominger, Michelle Hinds (Derrick), & Denise Rominger. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren who brought love and laughter to her life: Michael & Vance Lindsley, Jaedon & Ashleigh Hinds. She is survived by 3 siblings: Duane Cowger (Rose) of Paonia,CO, Donald Cowger (Betty) of Denver, CO, Karen Hutchins of Denver, CO & 2 brother in-laws Guy Rominger (Mary) of Huntington Beach, CA, Vernon Rominger (Karen) of Highlands Ranch, CO, many nieces/ nephews & numerous loving and faithful friends. She was preceded in death by the love of her life whom she was married to for 54 years, Dennis Rominger, & her parents.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 17th with a visitation at 10:00, Celebration of life at 11:00, & reception afterwards at Calvary Church, 2101 Gay St., Longmont,CO. Private burial to follow at Foothills Gardens of Memory. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics Colorado give.specialolympics.org/page/contribute/colorado19 or Casa De Paz, casadepazcolorado.org/donate. Share condolences at www.howemortuary.com
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Sharon J. Rominger
January 17, 2020
Sharon was a beautiful person that always had a kind word and a smile. I enjoyed seeing her in the halls at Longmont United Hospital. My heart and condolences go out to the family, I am sorry for your loss.
January 14, 2020
To the Rominger family:
In Sharon's memory I have given a donation to the Special Olympics. I will be out of town and unable to attend the funeral but wanted to express my deepest sympathies to everyone in the family. As I said on Facebook, Sharon was my spiritual "mom."
In the late 70's when I was new to Calvary, Sharon hosted many young mothers at her house and mentored them. I will never forget her many kindnesses. She was my Bible answer person at a time when I was brand new in the faith and had so many questions. Even though she was busy with her own family, she took the time to disciple me.
As the years passed, we both got busy with so many other things but touched base every now and again. I was so proud of her when she began a new career as a nurse. She was a women who accomplished so many things in the time God gave to her here on earth. I will be praying for all of you as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful wife, mother and friend.
May God's comfort surround you in the weeks and months ahead.
January 13, 2020
As all know Sharon was a special nurse. She demonstrated daily the best in patient care. Her commitment, compassion and talent took her from nurses aide to Chief Nursing Officer; and along the way she became the hospital's accreditation expert and guide. Sharon was a key member of the hospital's adoption of the Planetree Model - embracing and modeling patient centered care. For Sharon, it came naturally. Sharon was a valued and trusted hospital leader.
January 12, 2020
My prayers & sympathy cover the family ..Sharon lived such a powerful, quality, full life! She influenced me more than also anyone else. I will miss her tremendously. but she will live on through those lives she touched..
January 10, 2020
My heart is heavy to hear of Sharon passing away. I played softball in left field for many years with Sharon and her daughters under the careful eye of our excellent coach Dennis. I always admired the closeness of the Rominger family and have many wonderful memories of a talented softball team! May you Rest In Peace Sharon —Donna
January 10, 2020
Worked with Sharon many years at Longmont United Hospital and Christian Women's Club. A wonderful Christian nurse!!!