Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Sharon Nault, passed away May 9, 2013, at her home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She will be sadly missed by many people.
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She was proud of her five children and her business, Sam's Sourdough Cafe. She opened the cafe on May 27, 1987. It was destroyed by a fire on March 14, 2008. Not only did she want to rebuild for herself, but for her children.
Sam's Sourdough Cafe was not only her life, but her kids' life, too. Three of her children, and a grandson, put their hearts and souls in to it. Kathryn, Billy, Larry, and grandson, Robert, worked the cafe for years and years, side by side with their mom and grandmother, Sharon.
She married the love of her life, Sam Nault, on Sept. 1, 1962. They were married nearly 40 years when Sam passed away. After he died, she stopped smoking cigarettes and was proud of herself for that. After 40 years of smoking, she put them down and she never smoked again.
Sam and Sharon raised five beautiful children together and had eight grandchildren. She loved them dearly.
Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Nault; father and mother, Leo and Elizabeth Tenney; brothers, Jack and Gene Tenney; and sisters, Joann Tenney and Janet Scrovell.
She is survived by her five children, Mike Nault, and spouse, Terry Nault, of Minnesota; Pat Nault and spouse, Sherry Nault, of Montana; Larry Nault, of Fairbanks; William "Bill" Nault, and spouse, Patty John, of Fairbanks; and Kathryn "Bitty" Franklin, and spouse, Guy Carter, of Fairbanks; and her grandchildren, Robert Franklin, and spouse, Jocelyn Long; Jayson Franklin, Danial and Erik Nault, Angela and Amanda Nault, and Christopher and Stephanie Love; and three great-grandchildren, Bridger Baker, Jaxson Franklin and Isibel Long.
She also is survived by her brothers and sisters, and their spouses, Barbara Harris, Dolores Younger, Margaret Horton, Lorraine Givens, Babe Remsens, Marilyn and Hurb Decharme, Sherry Peirson, Jerry and Carol Tenney, and Ronny and Tammy Tenney.
Sharon would have met her great-grandson, Jaxson for the first time on Mother's Day. Her daughter, Kathryn, had a trip planned to take her grandkids, Isibel and Jaxson, and their mother, Jocyelyn, to Arizona to spend a week with Sharon for Mother's Day.
Sharon had many friends and family she loved very much and would like to thank her dearest friends, Rhoda Hulupzuk and Pepper Sharon, for always being there for her in good times and bad. She also was grateful to her sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Hurb, who spent a lot of time with her during the last couple of years in Arizona
Friends and family will gather at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at the Elks Lodge in Fairbanks, and memorial services will begin between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Published in Daily News-Miner on May 22, 2013