Sharon Lee Young, our precious love, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018, after battling an illness that ultimately took her from this earth. Sharon was the very embodiment of goodness, friendship and love. She was without guile or malice or spitefulness. Everyone who knew her loved her and basked in her unconditional love in return.
Sharon was born in Tacoma, Washington, on Oct. 13, 1946. She was the daughter of Vera Marie Davis and Leo Roy Pitts, both of whom preceded her in death.
In 1991, Sharon came to make her home with her cousin and guardian, Frances Weddle and her husband, Terry Weddle. Sharon easily became a beloved member of the family by winning everyone’s heart and their deep devotion.
Sharon was an active member of Special Olympics for many years and accumulated many gold and bronze medals. She especially loved bowling and played in a league for several years. She also loved bocce ball and track as well as swimming. At home she enjoyed embroidery, for which she won several state fair ribbons. She enjoyed music, coloring and making birthday cards for family and friends. Sharon was also a member of the Moose Lodge and happily participated in Karoke night. She never stopped loving Elvis. Besides pictures of her parents, Elvis plates and posters cover the walls of her room. If she had been allowed she would have plastered them all over the house. His music always came first in her heart — with Conway Twitty a distant second.
In our sorrow we, her family, also rejoice that she is free of her broken body at long last and is no longer a broken winged angel that cannot fly.
Sharon is survived by Frances and Terry Weddle as well as other family members including: Rachel, Tyler, Isaac and Sander Spafford, and Christina, Ian, Brenna, and Colin Vokt, all of Tooele; and Terry Damron of Dallas, Texas. Also Robert Morton of Lewiston, Idaho; Brannon, Belen and Braden Jordan of Moscow, Idaho; Sandy Tippery of Boise, Idaho; Julie Pitts of Colorado; and James, Martha, John and Justin Pitts of Florida. Also, many Davis kin from California, Idaho and Kansas, plus a lifetime of friends.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Overlake 5th Ward Stake Center, 200 W. 2200 North at 11 a.m., concluding with a light luncheon. Afterward, Sharon will make her last earthly journey to Yakima, Washington, where she will be laid down next to her father and mother in Terrace Heights Memorial Park.