GRAHAM - Sharon Lynn Rupp of Graham, N.C. was born Sept. 3, 1946, in Portland, Oregon. She died March 27, 2013, in Graham, N.C.
Sharon graduated in 1964 from Milwaukie High School in Milwaukie, Oregon.
She attended Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., where she graduated in 1968.
Sharon worked as an Assistant Dean of Students at the State University of New York in Fredonia, New York. She later returned to college and obtained a degree in nursing.
She accepted a position in the Ob/Gyn Department at the Duke University Medical School, where she worked most of her career. She later obtained a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina in 1992. Recently, Sharon began working for the University of North Carolina Hospital, where she was employed as a Utilization Review Nurse for the Department of Clinical Care Management.
She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Virginia Rupp of Portland, Oregon.
She is survived by her brother, Michael and wife Leslie; niece, Allyson; and nephew, Alexander Rupp of Salem, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Biscuit Foundation (a pet rescue service) in Burlington, N.C.
Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com