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Obituary: Sharon P. James 1945 - 2013
Sharon P. James
Sharon P. James

Sharon P. James of Cornville died February 5, 2013. She was born on March 17, 1945 on Oak Park, Illinois to Donald and Bernadette Thornton.

Sharon graduated from Trinity High School in Oak Park and attended Mosher Business School in Chicago, IL.

Sharon met her husband on a blind date and was married 8 months later. They moved to Wisconsin in 1969 and retired to Arizona in 2001.

Her interests were early 50’s and 80’s music. She loved dancing and karaoke. Another interest of hers was her involvement and teaching of little kids at her church, Peace Lutheran. She always thought of other people before herself.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 44 years, Richard James; her son Todd (Becky) and two grandsons, Mason and Preston of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Virginia Thomson; sister-in-law Gerry James; brother-in-law Douglas (Susan) and nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:30am with the service following at 11:00am at Peace Lutheran Church, 1450 E. Fir Street in Cottonwood.

Memorial contributions can be made to Peace Lutheran Church or the Humane Society.

An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Article comment by: Andrea Weber

I'm so sorry to hear about Sharon. She was truly extraordinary . I 1st met her when Todd was moving to FL. Sharon insisted on teaching me to line dance.
The music was blasting, we sang, laughed & danced like superstars for HOURS! I was only 21, but her energy well surpassed mine! I will always cherish that night.

Since then, every time I saw Sharon she was happy, smiling, full of life, positive & a joy to be around. She was Mrs. Fashionista & Impeccably dressed. It was exciting to see all 10 fingers adorned with her newest glitzy bling! I always looked forward to their summer visits as it I loved seeing Sharon & Dick & knew it'd be a blast. Sharon was a wonderful person, wife, grandma & especially mom as evidenced by her son, Todd. He was gifted w/ the infectious, magnetic personality of both his parents & their generosity & love shines through Todd.

My deepest condolences & sympathy to the family. Sharon will be missed by myself & many other, but her memory will remain in my heart & cherished always.

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