Our loving mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, Sharon Faye Ellis Kramer Lund, 65, lost her courageous battle to cancer July 7, 2000 at St. Marks Hospital with family members at her bedside. She is now reunited with her mother whom she cared for and lived with for many years.
Born Dec. 19, 1934 in Boise, ID to James Albert and Laura Ellis. She spent her childhood and teenage years between Salt Lake City, UT and Rigby, ID at her aunt's farm. While on the farm she enjoyed the hard work required and the fun times riding horses and swimming in the canal. Her career included a variety of responsibilities in manufacturing and quality assurance in computer technology at Litton Industries, then National Semiconductor, and later the medical device industry at Becton Dickinson from where she retired in Dec. 1999.
Sharon married John Kramer in 1952 with whom she had three children. On May 9, 1997 she married Ken Lund in Reno, NV who expressed his unconditional love during the last months of her life.
She was an exceptional "grandma" who stayed forever young when playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an extremely unselfish person who loved to entertain family members and friends. She gave the greatest gift of all, her time and love, to everyone she came in contact with. She especially enjoyed the mountains, mountain streams and fishing. Winning the lottery was a passion she pursued for many years.
Survived by her husband, Ken; three children, John David Kramer (Sylvia), Debbie Berger (David), Michael Mathew Kramer (Lisa); three sisters; four brothers; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was also loved by her husband's four children, Bruce Lund, Tom Lund (Karen), Brenda Willis (Shaun), Janice Lund; their six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery (3115 E. 7800 South). Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 2 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to attend a viewing one hour prior to the services Wednesday.