Sharon Ina Benson April 27, 1935 - November 11, 2021 Tacoma, Washington - Sharon Benson passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on November 11, 2021, at the Grand Care Home in Tacoma Washington, where she was a resident for the past 2 years. Sharon was born in Renton to Max and Ina Erdman. She graduated in 1953 from Illahee High School in Renton and soon married Albert E. Benson Jr. on September 3, 1954. Sharon traveled extensively as a wife of an Air Force pilot, raising twin sons and a daughter, eventually settling in Tacoma, WA. She enjoyed cats, bowling, sewing, crocheting, quilting, reading, and rooting for the Mariners. Later in life, Sharon worked as a part time secretary at the United Presbyterian Church in University Place where she attended regularly and spent time in search of her family's genealogy. Preceded in death by her husband Al (1992), she is survived by son Robert and his wife Jerda, son Richard and his wife Carolee, daughter Debra and her husband Stephen, grandson Brandon and his wife Jessica and 4 great grandchildren. Sharon will be laid to rest at New Tacoma Cemetery in University Place, Washington.
Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on Nov. 21, 2021.
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Sharon was a very good friend. We enjoyed many happy lunches together when she lived near me in Oakbrook and later when I visited her at her Condo and then apartment where she moved to be closer to her sons.She was very proud of her children and loved to tell stories about what they were doing in their lives. Sharon was the only person I have ever known that could best be called sweet. She was so creative and made beautiful handcrafted quilts and knit items. She taught me how to play Mexican dominos and included me in her group of regulars. I miss her friendship but am happy to know that she is now with her Lord.