Sharon M. Penhale
1956 - 2021
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Sharon M. Penhale
March 3, 1956 - April 10, 2021
Tacoma, Washington - Sharon M. Penhale died April 10, 2021 in Tacoma. She was well liked, loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. Sharon was born in Bremerton to Roy and Vera Palmer, March 03, 1956. She was mostly raised in Bremerton, Washington where she met her first husband, Stephen R. Andrews. They had 2 sons, Stephen Jr and Christopher S. Sharon met her current husband Richard while she was working at Chevron. Sharon needed to go on dialysis towards the end of her career at Chevron, which she was on for almost 20 years. Sharon enjoyed many activities along with raising a family, she liked bowling, darts, baking, cooking, gardening, camping, fishing, traveling as well as watching the Mariners and the Seahawks. She always enjoyed her time with the VFW and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Sharon is survived by, brother Lawrence Palmer and sister Lois (James) Burns, Husband Richard Penhale, Sons, Lee and Neal Ostheller, Stephen R. (Rebecca) Andrews Jr., Christopher S. (Bridgette), Matthew (Jenny) Penhale, 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and both of her parents. Services of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Gaffney Funeral Home with interment following at Calvary cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to VFW, AMVETS or a charity of your choice. Please visit to leave online condolences. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.

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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Apr. 25, 2021.
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April 26, 2021
Sharon Penhale was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary from March 2012 to April 2021. Her passion was
Americanism. She was also active and volunteered with the VFW #969 Auxiliary. Sharon was a great
baker and loved to share her baked goodies at the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale. She will truly be
missed and thought of often.

Sincerely, Barbara Skinner, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #1 President
Barbara Skinner
April 24, 2021
I met Sharon nearly nine years ago after joining AMVETS Post 1 as a member of "AMVETS Family". What a nice lady!! "Volunteering isn't about time, it's about heart" and "Sharon's" heartfelt commitment showed every time. I will miss her presence and her beautiful smile immensely at our post. Sincerely, Taryn Hopey, AMVETS Historian
Taryn Hopey
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