Sharon L. Gallagher passed away on Jan. 21, 2010, in North Fork, Calif., from complications of kidney disease. At the time of her death, she was given loving care by her sister, Jorene, and honorary nieces Deanna Dobbins and Shelley Spens.
She was born in Fairbanks in 1940 and graduated from Lathrop High School in 1958. She moved to North Fork in 2004 to be close to her family.
Sharon worked in Fairbanks and Barrow for many years before moving to California. She was a wonderful sister, friend and aunt. She was always ready to give of herself for others.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Gallagher; mother, Helen Marlin Gallagher; and nephews, Kenneth Blaine Gallagher and Charles Olson.
She is survived by her brother, Kenneth H. Gallagher; sister, Jorene E. Mize; nieces, Misty Mize, Kristin Gallagher and Vikki Gallagher; nephews, Dean Gallagher and Robert Olson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.