Sharon Lee Powell passed peacefully in her home on June 29, 2021 at the age of 84. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Stewart Powell. She is survived by their four children Stephanie (Andy) Miller, Steven (Patty) Powell, Stanley (Janel) Powell and Shawn (Jill) Powell. She was a caring and devoted grandmother to 11 grandchildren, Andrew (Lisa), Alex, Amanda, Patrick, Lindsay, Stewart, Jessica, Tommy, Joshua, Nicole and Joshua and to her three great- grandchildren Drew, Josie and Van.
Sharon was raised in Hutchinson, Kansas. She met her husband at a barn dance and they married shortly thereafter. Sharon, as many military wives, followed her husband to Alameda, Japan, Monterrey, Corpus Christi, Chula Vista, Whidbey Island, St. Simons Island, and ended up in Coronado in 1966.
While raising her four children, she found the time to volunteer, accruing over 15,000 hours with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society which then led to her being hired as the director, a job she was passionate about. She also managed to take college classes at night. Never keeping track of her credits, we would tell her that she surely had at lease four degrees!
A love for her dogs was passed down to all her children. She would often make up sing-song phrases when she spoke to them.
Sharon will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her friends, family and devoted caregiver Flora.
She will be laid to rest with her husband at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in a private ceremony. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, NMCRS.org/donate.