Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Sharon Flinders, 84, passed away at McKay-Dee Hospital in the afternoon hours of Friday, May 12, 2023 with her loving family near her side. She was born on February 6, 1939 in Ogden Utah, the daughter of Everett Albert and Lila Berrett Wayment. She was the eldest of five children.
Sharon married the love of her life, Gary W. Flinders, on September 14, 1956 in Ogden, Utah. Gary and Sharon spent nearly 59 wonderful years together. They had one son, Kevin, who was their pride and joy.
She graduated from Weber High School in 1957 and worked for 35 years at the Mountain Bell phone company until her retirement. In her younger years, she enjoyed skiing, playing softball, and golfing. She was a skilled golfer and longtime member of the White Barn Ladies Association. She loved traveling with her family, many friends, and her husband. She enjoyed golf trips to Canada, cruises with her husband and friends, and trips with her sister. In her later years, she enjoyed going for walks and working in her yard to keep herself active. She worked hard to ensure her yard was in the best of shape.
She spent several years caring for her mother, who spent the final years of her life in a care facility. After her mother’s passing, Sharon was the primary caregiver for her husband when his health declined. Sharon loved spending time with family, especially her granddaughter Carissa and step-grandson Robby, whom she loved very much. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed visits from her neighbors and appreciated their help around her home.
Sharon is survived by her son, Kevin (Mary Ann) Flinders; grandchildren, Carissa Flinders and Robby Facer; brothers, Jerry L. (Kathleen) Wayment and Duane E. Wayment; and sister, Patricia Fleming. She was preceded in death by her loving husband; her parents; brother, Alan Blair Wayment; and brother-in-law, Richard Fleming.
A graveside service for family will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Ben Lomond Cemetery in North Ogden. Friends may visit with family on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd.
A special thank you to the South Ogden 4th Ward for their support.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation (helpfightra.org)