1938 ~ 2005
Kathleen Sharp Groscost, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many passed away on Feb. 15, 2005, after a courageous and valiant battle with ALS. Born Aug. 5, 1938, in Tooele to William Harold Sharp and Mary Smith. She grew up in Tooele and had a happy childhood. She attended schools in Tooele where she enjoyed learning and excelled in many activities.
She met Jim Groscost and they enjoyed church and school functions together. They were married Oct. 8, 1954, in Tooele. Solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple Oct. 7, 1955. Kathy was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various callings. At the age of 23, she was called as a Primary president in the Holladay 15th ward by Bishop Paul Davis. She went on to serve the young women in the ward as a teacher in various groups over the years and loved many into activity in the church. She served as Young Women’s president, ward Relief Society president, and as stake Relief Society president in the Olympus Stake.
She was a dedicated and devoted mother to J. Michael (Cheryl), Gary B. (Leisa), Janalyn and Richard S. (Tiffany). She is the grandmother of 15 and the great-grandmother of 3 8/9.
She will be remembered as an efficient and well organized person ready to help with any project. She was clever and resourceful and had a willingness to serve.
She loved to travel and traveled with Jim around the world. She was a green thumber and loved to work in her gardens. She loved flowers and knew exactly the kind and type that would grow in her yard. She would plan and have parties that included two or 200 and loved to entertain. Her home was her castle and she loved to share of her talents with others.
She showed an exceptional and unconditional love to all, and in so doing cultivated many friends over her lifetime. She would never leave anyone out of any activity and made sure all were comfortable.
Her special time of the year was Christmas and she spent many days decorating the house so the family could enjoy this special feeling. She was always eager to spend time with her family and friends. It was always a good time for food and she was a great cook, eager to share with others and enjoy their company.
She enjoyed bowling with her buddies, sewing with the group and dancing with Jim.
She was grateful to be able to celebrate her 50th anniversary this past year with her family and friends at her cabin in Weber canyon. We will miss this special person.
Funeral services were held Saturday Feb. 19. Interment was at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park at 3401 S. Highland Dr. in Salt Lake City.