Evangelina "Eva"Sharp Free to Talk and Smile Again Eva's turn on earth began July 16, 1956 in Tracy, California. Her passion for life was demonstrated early as she fought serious childhood illnesses. Her two year struggle with a crippling illness came to a peaceful end April 12, 2003. Eva spent her early years in Brawley, CA. She moved to Utah at age 13 where she graduated from Hillcrest High School. Eva discovered the true gospel of Jesus Christ. She married Kerry Sharp in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She always shared her testimony and touched many lives. She enjoyed working with children and was the best Primary teacher ever. She enjoyed photography, dancing, singing, crafts, traveling and the beauty of this earth. Shopping for shoes was one of her greatest challenges. She achieved greatness in life as she served and sacrificed for her four daughters. She is missed by her husband, Kerry; daughters, Brandee (Jared), Heather, Amy, Candace; grandson, Brysen; parents, Lydia and Abraham Tapia; four sisters; one brother; numerous family and friends. "Mom, you are my best friend." Brandee "You were always there for me." Heather "Your smile and laugh brought Joy to everyone. I have always looked up to you and always will. You have made me a better person. I love you, Mom." Amy "Your courage touched my life, I love you." Candace Thanks to the caring nurses and staff at South Valley Care Center and the University Hospital. Family and friends will gather Mon. April 14, 8-9 p.m. South Jordan Country Park LDS Stake Center, 2447 W. 11400 S. A memorial service will be Tues. 11 a.m. at the same location. Directors, Jenkins-Soffe South Valley.
Published in Deseret News on Apr. 14, 2003.