Sharon was born in Denver, Colorado on June 14, 1935 to Hugh and Ellen Long. She attended school in Denver graduating from East High School and later attended Colorado State University and Denver University. She was active in the Delta Gamma Sorority. Sharon went to work for Shell Oil Company where she met her husband, Ted.
On February 22, 1957, they were married. They were transferred many times throughout the Rocky Mountain Region before returning to Denver and settling in Broomfield, Colorado. They lived there for twenty five years raising their children Traci and Clay.
Sharon was active in the Episcopal Church and served on the altar guild for many years. She enjoyed painting, sewing, gardening and the joy of raising her two children.
In 1986 Sharon and Ted retired to the Bottineau, North Dakota area near Lake Metigoshe. There she continued painting and gardening and became very active in quilting. In 1995 they moved to Billings to be near their daughter and her family.
Sharon is survived by her husband Ted; daughter Traci and her husband Steve Baum; grandchildren, Jeff, Lara and Katie; her sister Gretchen and husband Ted Chapler and their children, Ted (Shawn) and Suzie, as well as her adopted granddaughter Jeannie McGonagle of Ireland. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Clay.
Memorial services will be held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church on Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00 P.M.. Interment will be with Clay at Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado at a later date.
The family wishes to give special thanks to her dear friend Connie Rasmussen, Dr. Marchello, his nurses and staff and the wonderful and caring people of Big Sky Hospice.
In lieu of flowers her family wishes memorials be made to Big Sky Hospice, PO Box 35033, Billings, MT 59107 or the charity of one’s choice.