Sharon Kay Gilchrest (1957 - 2017)

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Sharon Kay Gilchrest, residing in Juneau Alaska at home moved on to her next adventure August 2nd, 2017. Sharon was born June 26th, 1957 in Lansing Michigan. Daughter of Norman and Marian (Venton) Gilchrest.
Sharon was a strong woman, with many talents, wearing many hats throughout her full life. She had several jobs in her career, but will be most remembered for her wit, competitive nature, and her generosity to others.
She sang her favorite lullaby to her children, and their children, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…" until they were old enough to critique her vocal ability, and even after that she still sang it to them so they would know how much she loved them.
There was always a pot of coffee, and a cup of tea for anyone who came to visit. She would make sure you felt at home, and left with what you needed. Whether it be conversation, her latest art work, or knowing someone was there to listen.
Sharon is survived by, children; Russell (Heather) Gilchrest, and Mathew Gilchrest, grandchildren; James Gilchrest, Gregory Gilchrest, and Amy Kay Gilchrest, siblings; Robert Locke (Lynn), James Locke (Penny), Marie Prince (Jeff) and Judy Croasmun (Matthew), nieces; Rani Locke. Nephews; John Locke, Jeff Locke, David Locke, Bobby Locke,Gary Locke, Michael Behrends (Virginia), Justin Behrends (Jessica), Jessie Behrends.
A traditional Ceremony will be presented by the "Women of the Moose", August 26th noon-2pm, at Juneau Moose Family Center, 8335 Old Dairy Rd, Juneau. All are welcome, and it will be potluck style feel free to bring a dish to share.
A special thanks to all Sharon's care givers, our family appreciates everything you did to give her the life she wanted.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Aug. 11 to Sept. 10, 2017
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