Sharon Stidham


Sharon Stidham


Sharon Stidham
Sharon Stidham

Sharon Stidham passed away with her family by her side on June 21, 2015. Once again, Arnie has Sharon by his side, and we now have two special angels watching over us.
On Aug. 15, 1943, Dr. Morgan delivered a daughter to Arnie and Hilda Dahlman in Red Lodge. Sharon grew up and completed high school in Red Lodge, and went to work for Mountain Bell in 1961. She was working the switchboard the day President Kennedy was assassinated. After the Red Lodge office closed, she transferred to Billings and continued working for AT&T until she retired in November 1990.
Sharon first met Arnie Stidham when she was 13 years old. He always called her a “Stuck Up Little Brat.” On Jan. 14, 1967, Arnie married that “Stuck Up Little Brat” in Cody, Wyo.
Sharon was a devoted mother and a wonderful grandma. Her family was always her greatest joy in life and first priority. Her life was centered around her children and grandchildren. Her sons’ friends always called her Mom, and her home and kitchen was always opened to them.
Sharon loved her garden, her flowers and working crossword puzzles daily.
Loved ones left to cherish her memories are three sons, Payne (Nichole) Stidham, grandsons Caeden, Colten and Payton; youngest son, Justin of Billings; and another son, Randy, who was from Arnie’s previous marriage; and granddaughters Amanda, Andrea, Cassie, Darcy, Brandy and Ashley of Havre. A very special sister, Linda Beers of White Sulphur Springs; numerous nieces and nephews; and very special in-laws on the Stidham side of the family also survive Sharon.
Her mother; father; grandparents; her husband of 34 years, Arnie; and a sister, Marlene, preceded Sharon in death.
Caeden, Colten and Payton, time has a way of erasing all memories when you’re young, but don’t ever forget how much your Grandma loved you. You will always be the sunshine of my life!
To my boys, thank you for being such wonderful sons. There’s nothing else I could have ever asked for in life. I want you to be there for each other always.
Love Mom……
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave.

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  1. Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your mother Sharon. I still have fond memories of Sharon from my childhood and as she worked as a phone operator in Red Lodge.

    Our thoughts are with you all.

    Ron and Kay Kent

  2. Mom, We all love you so much and this has been the most challenging time ever in my life. Thank You Ron and Kay Kent for the kind words. You were “The Best”……..Love Payne

  3. Where do I start? Arnie and Sharon were such a large part of our social life before my husband, Wayne Warren passed in July 2005. They were such fun to share our good times with beginning at the Wheel Inn on to the Keg and at their home on Hillview. The first memories are of your Dad but when I met Sharon we connected immediately. We had such fun singing together and sharing stories and gossiping. Arnie and Wayne both were from White Sulphur so they had a lot of memories to share and we knew both of his brothers. She loved to talk Fin with Wayne. Wayne was with your Dad just before he passed but he didn’t want me to see him in his final stage. It was such a sad time. He stopped to see Sharon many mornings after Arnie’s passing. I feel so bad for not spending more time with her but I was still working. We met in passing some after Wayne’s death but not as much as we should have. I would have been there if I had known of her sickness. I have not had such a good friend ever. I am so sorry for your loss.

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