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Sharon Loreen Packer Wacaster, 72, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at Bingham Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. Sharon was born March 16, 1944 in Pocatello, Idaho to Leo Leonidus Packer and Ina Mary Mecham Packer.
She spent her early years in Tyhee before graduating from Pocatello High School. She then attended Idaho State University. 
On October 6, 1967 she married Dean Wacaster in Pocatello, Idaho. They spent the first seven years of their marriage in Pocatello, before moving to the Blackfoot/Thomas area. Two weeks before Christmas in 1976, they adopted their daughter Marlana, and they called her their special Christmas gift.
Sharon had sold Avon before working as a tax preparer for H&R Block for the past 25 years. She thought of and treated all of her clients as if they were her own family.
Sharon was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had served as the ward librarian for many years, and in the cafeteria at the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She also served as the Sunday school secretary for many years. 
In her free time she enjoyed crocheting and playing pinnacle and solitaire. She was an avid reader and loved going to country dances. She had evolved very well into the electronic age and loved her computer. Her great grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Dean of Blackfoot, Idaho; daughter Marlana Wacaster, of Blackfoot, Idaho; brothers, Gene (Gwen) Packer, of Pocatello, Idaho, Mike (Linda) Packer, of Taylorsville, Utah; sister-in-laws, Evelyn Packer of American Falls, Idaho, Alean Packer, of Pocatello, Idaho, Mary Packer, of Wendell, Idaho; brother-in-law, Don Beyeler of American Falls, Idaho; grandchildren, Dashia King, Dakota Chavez, Madison Chavez; and great-grandchildren, Payzlee, Emersyn and Malik King.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Ina; daughter, Ann Loreen Packer; brothers, Jim Packer, Bill Packer, Jack Packer; sisters, Betty Lee , Eleanore Beyeler and great grand-daughter, Ryleeann.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at the Thomas 3rd Ward, 100 S 1050 W, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221. Family will greet friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at Hawker Funeral Home, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Aug. 19, 2016
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