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Sharon Mae Gilbertson
October 3, 1942 ~ September 4, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Sharon Mae Gilbertson, beloved daughter, sister, wife, Mom, Nana, Neena, and friend, passed peacefully at home on Monday, September 4, 2023. Sharon was born October 3, 1942, in Bisbee Arizona, to Eva and Alfred Ham, joined as the youngest siblings to Joan and Melba. Sharon married Edwin Snell (deceased) in 1957 and welcomed four beautiful daughters.
Preceded in death by her late daughter Duree and celebrated in life today by, Lezlie “Vee” (Gerry) Golden, Cheree (Bradley) Gunter, and Julie Snell. Sharon went on to meet Bill in Tucson in 1981, and they married on November 23, 1985. Sharon became a devoted stepmother to Bill’s children, Bill (Anne) Gilbertson and Heather (Paul) Zebott. Sharon was a cherished grandmother to Ashley, Bryan (Amy), Caysee (Clint), Cassidy, Jake (Justine), Jessica (George), Scott, Michaela, Audrey, Elizabeth, Jayden, Jack and Logan. Mom is also survived by ten great-grandchildren: Drake, Eva, Elijah, Marlee, Preslee, Aria, Tristen, Waylon, Karver and Krew.
Sharon had children at a young age, in fact growing up with her girls. She taught all her girls to live life to the fullest. Being adventurous, Mom and her family ventured all over Arizona camping, riding motorcycles or horses every weekend. Always living in the country, she met the challenges of broken vehicles, injured children, loose horses, and injured animals. Sharon was self-taught and ended up in accounting at Up with People and many banks including Manager at Seafirst Bank (Bank of America) and businesses including Outback Steel. Sharon could handle anything handed to her and was proud and professional.
Sharon married Bill later to move to Washington for some new adventures and career changes. They spent 38 loving years together, with many laughs and challenges. Together they cared for children, grandchildren, and many animals when it became necessary. Mom loved her home and together she and Bill had a beautiful welcoming home.
A celebration of Sharon’s life will be hosted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Gunter residence, 751 Windsor, Canon City, CO. 81212