Sharon Marie Merritt


Sept 29, 1953 – Feb 16, 2020


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Sharon Merritt

Sharon Marie Merritt passed away surrounded by her family on February 16th 2020.  Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Alice Hogan.  Sharon was also preceded in death by her husband, best friend and partner in all things of 46 years, Rick.  Sharon is survived by her children Rick, Kristina, Robert, and Darren.  Sharon is also survived by and was blessed with six grandchildren Kee, McKenzie, Paige, Tristan, Lucy and Charlette.

Sharon was born in Eureka California but spent the majority of her life as a resident of the Sky Valley.  She grew up in Gold Bar where her father was a teacher at the Sultan School District and where her mother drove school bus.  Ultimately, Sharon would return to Sultan with Rick and her young family to be closer to her parents, where Sharon and Rick lived in their family home the rest of their lives.

Sharon was an accomplished business owner, worked as a hostess at the Monroe Petosa’s restaurant, and eventually decided to follow a career as a school bus driver for the Monroe School District, in order to have a more family focused schedule.  Sharon would retire after 26 years of driving bus where she made so many friends and touched the lives of countless children and their families that she drove for all those years.

Sharon’s most cherished thing in life was her family.  She passed along so many lessons to her children and grandchildren on the importance of family and how important it is to take care of one another.  Sharon’s unexpected passing has been difficult for her friends and family, but her wisdom, love, and lessons of generosity will live on through all who she touched in life.  Although her time apart from Rick was brief, it does comfort the family to know that the two of them are now together once again.

4 Responses to “Sharon Marie Merritt”

  • Alani Lacy says:

    So blessed to have known you! A wonderful neighbor and friend to us. Wife, Mother, and Grandmother to so many who we love. I am grateful and blessed. Until we meet again rest easy Sharon.

  • mandy denton says:

    So many great memories of you Sharon, I cherish the time we had every Saturday when I came to clean your house! Not to mention the years of staying at your house. Your a very missed.

  • Heather Merritt says:

    Sharon was an amazing loving mom,grandma, mother-in-law and friend!She had so much love for all of her family!I miss her and all her wisdom! Love you with all my heart Sharon!

  • Heather Merritt says:

    Sharon was an amazing woman who loved her family so much. I miss the way she could make you smile when you didn’t feel like smiling. I miss her everyday! There is a big hole in so many hearts now that she is gone.

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