Elda Elora Woodruff Sharp
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Elda Sharp passed away in Mesa, Arizona on June 6, 2012 just short of her 100th birthday. She was born August 27, 1912 in Upland, California to George Harvey and Mary Isabelle Woodruff. She married Everett Raymond Sharp, Sr. on July 27, 1929. They enjoyed 51 years together. Together, they had three children, Mary Kathryn (Lavor Kocherhans), Joan Marie (Arthur Buchholz) and Everett Raymond Sharp, Jr. (Judy). She is survived by her three children, 10 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great- grandchildren. She enjoyed working with the public and retired from JCPenney's in 1975. She was active in her church; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She enjoyed singing in the choir and doing her family history. She also enjoyed traveling with her family and friends in her later years. She loved her family dearly and devoted her life around them. She spent her life quilting, sewing, and doing needlework. She enjoyed her flowers, especially her roses and gardenia's. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, her husband, 2 son-in-laws, a great-grandson, and a granddaughter. A song by Carrie Underwood called "See You Again" describes how we feel about our grandmother and how she feels about her family.
1) Said goodbye, turned around, and you were gone, gone, gone. Faded into the setting sun, slipped away. But I won't cry 'cuz I know I'll never be lonely. For you are the stars to me. You are the light I follow.
2) I can hear the echoes in the wind at night calling me back in time, back to you. In a place far away where the water meets the sky. The thought of it makes me smile. You are my tomorrow.
3) Sometimes I feel my heart is breaking. But I stay strong and hold on 'cuz I know I will see you again. I will see you again, this is not where it ends..I will carry you with me.
Chorus: I will see you again. This is not where it ends. I will carry you with me. I'lll see you again.
Til I see you again. Til I see you again. Oh, 'til I see you again. Said good-bye, turned around, and you were gone, gone, gone.
Viewing will be at 9 AM and services will be at 10 AM on Saturday, June 16th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 640 S. Center Street in Redlands.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on June 14, 2012