Sharon Zelma Gibbs Green, 83, of Tremonton, Utah passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023. She was born October 15, 1939 to the William and Maurine Gibbs family who resided in Portage, Utah. Sharon was the 3rd of 6 children: Carole Ann, Bryan, Billy, Sid and Val Dee. The family grew up in a 4 room log cabin with a 2 seater bathing tub. While growing up Sharon was her mothers hired kitchen help. She acquired baking and cooking skills as she helped cook for the farmhands they fed everyday. She always enjoyed doing things for others and credits her parents for teaching her to work hard, choose the right, and stay close to Father in Heaven.
Sharon attended the 2-story Portage schoolhouse for grades 1-8. She fondly remembers roller skating on the basement cement floor, helping the cooks prepare lunch, and playing the game of Jacks. She then was bused to Bear River High School for her remaining education. Here she participated in cheerleading, rodeo queen pageants, dance royalties, girls glee club, pep club and junior class secretary.
It was while attending Bear River High School that she met her husband, Richard E. Green. She described him as “Perfectly Perfect” and commented on how he had been voted “Best Dressed Boy at Bear River High”. They married on April 12, 1957 in the Logan, Utah Temple for time and all eternity. Together they raised 2 children: Jamie and Hunter. During these years Dick earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees, and Sharon would often remind us of her “PHT” degree… Putting Husband Through.
Sharon was happiest when she had opportunities to be involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Family times were filled with a love and appreciation for the outdoors and many sporting events. That love will continually be cherished with more fishing trips to Henry’s Lake in Idaho and cheering on the LA Dodgers and the Utah Utes.
During her life Sharon enjoyed her working days at A&W in Brigham City, sugar beet weigh station, Bear River High School, Internal Revenue Service, Bear River State Bank and later Key Bank. Her banking work time lasted from 1972 to 1998. These working experiences allowed her many lifetime friends. After her retirement she worked as a volunteer at the Bear River Valley Hospital as a Pink Lady. She was always a friendly gal. She liked everyone.
Sharon was a graduate of LDS Seminary. She also recalls being baptized when she turned 8 years old. This experience she shared with her entire primary class, becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Throughout her life she served the Savior by serving others. Relief Society secretary, Young Women leader, Girls Camp advisor and Brigham City Temple volunteer were amongst her faithful opportunities.
Sharon is survived by her daughter, Jamie (Kelvin) Findlay-Elwood, her son, Hunter (Tammy Roberts) Green-Tremonton, sister Carole Ann Petty-Syracuse, Utah, and brothers, Billy-Ogden, Utah, Sid (Leslie)-Tremonton and Val Dee (Karen)-Portage, Utah. Also her 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brother- Bryan, and great grandson-Jade Kasey Green.
We, the family, wish to express our sincere appreciation and love to everyone who called Sharon a friend. Thanks to the doctors and nurses who cared for her throughout her life. To Katie, McKenna and many others, “Thank You” for helping Mom through life’s transition! She will be missed greatly!
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 11 A.M. at the Tremonton Stake Center (660 N 300 E- Tremonton). Viewings will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 6-8 P.M. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N 100 E- Tremonton) and prior to the service at the church from 9:30-10:30 A.M. Interment will be held in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed below.
If there is something Mom would like you to remember it would be the final lyrics to one of her favorite songs - “Little Things Mean a Lot”
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