Sharon E. Kuykendall (nee Haworth) gently passed from this earth with her husband and two daughters at her bedside on October 29, 2012.
Sharon was born on Christmas evening, 1944, in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Don M. and Mildred E. Haworth. The middle child, and only daughter; she had a happy, active childhood in Potter, Nebraska. She graduated from Potter High School, where she participated in everything from talent shows to athletics, was a class officer and homecoming queen. She also attended Kearney State College.
In 1967 she married Laverne "Vern" Kuykendall, and their loving marriage spanned over 45 years. In 1977 they adopted their first daughter, Kim. Four years later their family became complete when they adopted daughter Linsey. In 1987 they moved from Davidsonville, MD to West Chester, PA, where Sharon discovered the joy of being a caring and hospital clown. In 2004 she and Vern moved to Monument, CO. Sharon became actively involved with Red Hat Society and the Monument Homemakers Club, and also enjoyed attending the Tri-Lakes Historical Society presentations and concerts in the park.
Sharon loved music, nature, photography, making people laugh, and spending time with her friends and family. She was known as Dr. Bumble to her Chester County clowning friends, Lady Laughter to her Red Hat sisters, Wiffer or "My Bride" to her husband, and "the best Mom in the world" to her two girls. No matter what she was called, it was with affection, respect, and love. Sharon will always be remembered as a loving, talented, beautiful, compassionate, humorous, giving woman who positively touched so many people over the years.
Sharon is survived by brothers Jamie of Rio Rancho, NM, Ron of Cobb, CA, husband Vern of Monument and daughters Kim of Baltimore, MD and Linsey of Denver, as well as her Grandpets, whom she spoiled silly.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Tri-Lakes Methodist Church. Contributions to a Pancreatic Cancer effort such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Sharon's name are welcomed.