Sharon Dearth, 72, of Lander, Wyo., formerly of Lima, died June 18, 2010, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander, Wyo., following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Lima to Frank and Helen (Bailey) Thompson, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 1, 1961, in Monroe, Mich., she married Larry Dearth, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dearth grew up in Lima and graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1955. She was a homemaker and also worked outside the home at Bluffton Plastic and Lima Memorial Hospital. The couple and their family moved to Lander, Wyo. in 1977, where she also worked at Bishop Randall Hospital, Rocky Mountain Leather, and the Wyoming State Training School, from which she retired. She enjoyed visiting with family, friends and neighbors and helping anyone in need. She touched many lives and spread much joy. She loved her children and grandchildren endlessly and always encouraged and supported them. She believed in giving to others before herself and putting family first. She taught her children that laughter is healing. She enjoyed reading, watching birds and deer, and looking out at the mountains.
Survivors include a son, Dennis (Rose) Dearth, of Parish, Fla.; three daughters, Cathie (Mike) Gordon, of Lima, and Tracie (Dave) Gamblin and Lori (Mike) James, both of Green River, Wyo.; sibling, Lynda and Chuck Lawrence, of Lima; and numerous nieces and nephews, 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and a daughter, Cheryl Lyons.
Cremation has taken place.
An open house memorial celebrating her life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 32 Antler Court, Lander, Wyo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Association, Memorial File 30947, PO Box 600000, San Francisco, CA 94160.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HudsonsFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are by Hudsonís Funeral Home, Lander, Wyo.