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Sharon LaMonye (Hammack) Park

March 31, 1937 ~ March 12, 2019 (age 81)

      Sharon LaMoyne (Hammack) Park was born on March 31, 1937, to loving parents, Ralph and Mary (Moore) Hammack in Woodbine, Iowa. She had two older sisters, Betty Lou and Marilyn, and one brother, Gary. They attended and graduated from Woodbine Public Schools. 

     Sharon married her high school sweetheart, Larry William Park, in 1956, at the United Methodist Church in Woodbine. They moved to Omaha, Nebraska, and to this union four children were born: Michael Lynn, Debra Jo, Kimberly Sue, and Amy Ann. Kimberly passed away shortly after birth from a congenital heart disease.

     Sharon and Larry raised their family in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where they were involved in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Sharon was a working mom who was involved in troop leadership as well as a Sunday school teacher for nine years. The family looked forward to the vacation of camping, hiking and canoeing they took every July. They visited every state west of the Mississippi River as well as many national parks. In 1977, work took the family to Fresno, California, where Sharon worked for Fresno Unified Schools as an office manager.  

     Sharon loved crocheting, antiquing and spending time with her grandkids. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed volunteering at the hospital.    

     Sharon passed away on March 12, 2019, in Apache Junction, Arizona, after a long illness, attaining the age of 81 years, 11 months and 12 days. 

     Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Kimberly; husband, Larry Park; and sister, Betty Lou Foeckler. She is survived by her son, Michael (Deb) Park of Woodbine; two daughters, Deb (Mick) Krmpotic of Phoenix, Arizona and Amy Park Sanders of San Francisco, California; five grandchildren, Kim (Ryan Hoffmann) Krmpotic, Keeley Park, Jill Krmpotic, Spencer Park Sanders, and Shelby Park Sanders; sister, Marilyn (Lloyd) Swift of Logan, Iowa; brother, Gary Hammack (Donna) of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Janet Park (John Mock) of Madisonville, Texas; and many other relatives and friends. 

 

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