Sharon Clark
Sharon Clark
Sharon Clark
Sharon Clark
Sharon Clark

Obituary of Sharon Jean Clark

South Paris, ME – Sharon J. (Bonner) Clark 84, of South Paris, ME passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at the Maine Veteran’s Home. She spent the last seven years battling the effects of Vascular dementia, but in the final days of her life, it would be Covid-19 that would send her home. Sharon was born in Erwin, WV on May 29th, 1936 to Martin Clair and Genevieve (Stemple) Bonner. She grew up in Kingwood, WV. Upon graduating from Kingwood High in 1954, Sharon enlisted in the United States Air Force. And although it was a short enlistment, she always felt proud and grateful for the time she served. In 1990, at fifty-three, Sharon returned to school and earned her Cosmetology license. After working for other local salons for three years, she opened ‘Sharon’s Beauty and Barbershop’. Although she had several different jobs throughout her life, the one that brought her the most joy was owning and operating her own beauty salon in Fort Fairfield, ME. She loved everything about it, especially helping her clients look and feel better about themselves…and they loved and appreciated her generous spirit. She was a loving and devoted Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, friend and neighbor! She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandma. Sharon was happiest with the simple pleasures of life. She loved sitting around a table with family and friends, playing cards, laughing and sharing stories. Her contagious laugh and vivacious personality allowed her to make friends wherever she went She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Sharon was predeceased by her Husband, Donald A Clark; her parents, Martin and Genevieve Bonner; her Sister, Bernadette Arnold; Brother, Irvin Bonner; and beloved grandson, Michael-Sean Wesig, Son of her daughter, Debra Harmon. Sharon is survived by two daughters: Debra D. (Rogers) Harmon and husband Mike of Bridgton, ME; and Paula D. (Rogers) Hughes of Destin, FL.; three Step-Daughters; Charlene O’Hora and husband Mike of Standish, ME; Bonnie Clark of Veazie, ME and Peggy Plaisted and husband John of Plano, TX; seven Grandchildren, seven Great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She loved them all! Sharon’s Daughters would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and caregivers who assisted her on her final journey. “Watching our Mother deteriorate through the years with Vascular Dementia was devastating—but not as devastating as it would have been if not for the comfort and care she received from her caregivers: 2014-2017, The Auburn Residential Care in Auburn, ME and for the past three and a half years, the staff of B-Unit at the Maine Veteran’s Home in South Paris, ME. Thank you for confirming the trust we placed in you. We are grateful for each of you. “ There will be a private burial with honors at the Caribou Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery this Fall. ~ Afterglow I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when my life is done. Author: Helen Lowrie Marshall
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