Sharon Marie (Cole) Melton

Born: Fri., Oct. 5, 1934
Died: Fri., May 15, 2015


Private Committal

Location: Skyview Memorial Park


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SHARON (SHARI) MARIE MELTON OBITUARY Sharon (Shari) Marie Melton died May 15, 2015, in Portland, Oregon at age 80 after a lengthy illness. A private burial was held on May 19th at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton. For the past two and a half years she resided at Providence Elderplace Glendoveer Assisted Living in Portland. She was happy to be able to enjoy her independence. She was born on October 5, 1934 in LaGrande, Oregon. Her father was Don Cole and her mother was Virginia (Smith) Cole who are deceased and residing at Skyview Memorial Park. Sharon graduated from Pendleton High School in 1953. She married Harold Melton on May 14, 1963 in Hermiston, Oregon. Sharon worked as a telephone operator, night matron for Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, and a variety of positions at Pendleton Lanes. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her daughters Debbie Steinnerd and spouse Steve, Perryville, Missouri; Brenda Melton and spouse Dan, Portland, Oregon; and her son Ron Norris and spouse Karen, Boise, Idaho; her grandchildren Tracy Bullard, Nate Lemkau, Travis Lemkau, Joe Steinnerd, Ben Steinnerd and Jackie Couraud, and eight great grandchildren. Sharon enjoyed many hobbies including traveling to Reno, Nevada to play the slots, she enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling.

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