Sharon Hoisington
1950 - 2021
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Homes & Cremation Center - Murray Location
4760 South State
Murray, UT
Sharon Kay Ela Deskins Hoisington

1950 ~ 2021

Sharon Kay Ela Deskins Hoisington

Our sweet Sharon peacefully passed away on October 15th, 2021 with her husband Steve Hoisington by her side. Loved ones were fortunate enough to visit Sharon in the final days of her life, bringing comfort in these difficult times. Sharon was born on October 11th, 1950 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Patsy "Mumsy" Brown & Pac A. "Popsy" Brown.

Sharon had a life filled with many different homes until finally settling in Utah in 2011. She could proudly tell you all the cities and states she had lived in throughout her life. The list was impressive, but she always felt like Texas and Utah were the two states near and dear to her heart. Sharon graduated from Farmington High School in Farmington, New Mexico in 1969 where she would meet and marry her first husband.

Sharon raised four children and one grandchild and has always said being a mother was the greatest joy of her life. Her children, grandchildren, and other family members were ever in Sharon's heart and prayers. Not only was Sharon a devoted wife and mother, but she was a hard worker outside of the home too. Sharon held many jobs throughout the years, but was unfortunately never able to settle into one job for too long because of moving so frequently. Sharon worked as a bank teller, in retail sales, as a school bus driver, a teacher aide, and would eventually meet her second husband, Steve Hoisington, while working in a local bakery in Salt Lake City. She was particularly proud of her school bus driving days in Springville, Arizona, loving that people assumed she was too small for the job. Sharon was a petite lady, but don't let her size fool you! She had the strength and courage to take on any challenge and persisted in accomplishing what she set out to do.

Sharon was an exceptional seamstress and quilter. She blessed many a loved one with a handmade quilt or blanket. She even began sewing children's clothes later in life to sell in boutique shops. Sharon was a great patron of fabric shops and could -quite literally!- have opened her own fabric store out of her home.

When Sharon was not frequenting a fabric shop she could be found busy with one of her many other hobbies. She loved gardening and could easily spend a day fussing around her yard. Sharon was an avid reader and loved a house full of books. She walked daily and was known to take a good long walk when needed to clear her head. In her younger days, Sharon hiked to the top of Pikes Peak, a feat she always remembered with pride. Sharon loved to travel and meet new people, which was good because she had a lifetime of packing up and moving to new places. A trip to France and England were standouts for Sharon, plus road trips back east later in life.

Sharon loved a nice, long chat with a loved one, a sweet treat with a hot cup of coffee, striking up conversations with new acquaintances, morning glory muffins, dozing off on the couch, the possibilities inside a piece of fabric, The Beatles, gluten-free tacos from Chiptole, all things Hallmark, and a family dinner at The Red Iguana. Sharon disliked long, cold winter days, white creamy foods, any ailment- no matter the size- to befall her loved ones, improper use of her good sewing scissors, new-fangled technology, cold feet, and living far away from family and friends. Her family cherishes all the good times and memories and they dislike a future without Sharon in it.

Sharon was a woman of enormous faith and gained great comfort and joy in her later years from her church, The Well in Sandy, Utah. Sharon was an outgoing, full of life person who loved this community and was warmly embraced by them. She adored her volunteer position of caring for "her littles" in the church. Sharon was a Nana and "Little Ma" to many lucky kiddos throughout Utah. Sharon would marry her second husband, Steve Hoisington, in her beloved church on June 27th, 2014, forever cementing the church's special place in her heart. The couple happily served on a mission trip to Cofradia, Mexico. Sharon relied heavily on her church community's support during hard times and her family will always be extremely grateful and appreciative.

Sharon is survived by her husband Harland Steven Hoisington, sisters Teresa Richmond (Gary) and Diana Watson (Ed) and her great-aunt Velma Wyatt, and her children Michelle Morley, Danielle Morley-Pickens (Justin), Keith Morley, (Jamie), Scott Morley (Jennifer), and her two step-children Joseph and Molly Hoisington. Sharon's heart was never fuller than when she was with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandchildren: David, Rick, Justin, Anthony, Sammy and Addy and great-grandchildren Lex and Salem.

Preceded in death by her precious grandmother, Deanie Decker, her dearly treasured mother, Patsy Brown, her much loved father, Pac A. Brown, and other beloved aunts and uncles.

Lastly, the family recognizes the love and care Sharon received over the last nine months during her stay at Avamere at Mountain Ridge in Ogden, Utah. We appreciate the respect, dignity and attention they brought to Sharon's final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Alzheimer's Association in Sharon's name.

Viewing is at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary in Murray at 10:30am Saturday October 23 with services beginning at 11:00am. Graveside service will be at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery (3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT). The family requests that all guests wear a mask during services.

Funeral services will be broadcast live. To view services go to


Published by Deseret News from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2021.
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Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Homes & Cremation Center - Murray Location
4760 South State, Murray, UT
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