Sharon Lee Pearson Walter passed away early in the morning on March 25, 2017. Sharon was born March 28, 1941 in Everett, WA to Harmon and Dot Pearson. She was a graduate of Marysville High School and married the love of her life, Charles “Monroe” Walter. Monroe and Sharon moved to Naperville, where they had three children, Scott, Wendy and Karen. In 1969, the Walter family moved to Idaho Falls, ID where they resided until Monroe’s unexpected death in 1978. Sharon and her children moved back to Washington state to be with her family.
Sharon was an amazing woman, who was known for her outgoing, incredibly sweet and one-of-a-kind personality. She left everyone she encountered smiling. She was also a great sister to Terry and Tom. She loved to laugh and was always the first person to say, “Come on, let’s go and have fun.” She was the life of the party and was always the first one to arrive and the last one to leave. She loved roller-coasters and adventures. Sharon always lent a helping hand and would give the shirt off her back without expecting anything in return. Sharon always found the good in everyone and was generous with forgiveness. In fact, a few years ago she discovered a young man breaking into her vehicle, and instead of calling the police, she made him a peanut butter sandwich because she thought he looked hungry. She was known as Gramma Shawnie to her grandchildren and “Sugar” to the kids she nannied, because she always referred to their sweet little kisses as sugar. Sharon is predeceased by her parents, Harmon Gail Pearson and Dora Alberta Earlendson Pearson, as well as her husband, Charles Monroe Walter. She is survived by her siblings, Terry (Ron) and Tom, her children Scott (Kathy), Wendy (Ron) and Karen, her grandchildren Jake, Jon (Mindy), Lindsey, Samantha, Gabrielle and Dillon, plus two great grandchildren, Calli Joe and Taylor and many, many extended family and friends. Sharon passed peacefully with her children around her. Her legacy will be “love each other everyday, laugh often and forgive easily.” She requested that there be no formal service, but wanted her friends and family to have a party. Since her birthday is March 28th, we will honor her request by having a family and friends BBQ to celebrate her life.
A special thanks goes out to Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County. They were an amazing support to both her and her family, so in lieu of flowers, we request donations be directed their way. http://washington.providence.org/in-home-services/hospice-and-home-care-of-snohomish-county/