The Wilson County News
March 27, 2004
NOTICE of DEATH - SHARON LUCILLE CONGDON
CONGDON, Sheron (sic) L., 59, of Lyons, died March 25, 2004, at her residence. Complete obituary will be announced at a later
date. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 29, at Foothills Baptist Church, Lyons, the Rev. Tom FORMBY,
officiating. Private interment will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to Foothills Baptist Church, 12650 N.
Foothills Highway, Lyons TX 80540.
The Wilson County News
March 30, 2004
OBITUARY - SHARON LUCILLE CONGDON
April 18, 1944 — March 25, 2004
Sharon Lucille CONGDON, 59, of Longmont [TX] died at her home on Thursday, March 25, 2004.
Sharon was born on April 18, 1944, in Redding, Iowa, to Maynard Byron and Edith Viola (PRITCHETT) CONGDON. She grew up in
southern Iowa on a family farm and moved to Lyons with her family in 1949. In 1954, the family moved to Longmont where
Sharon graduated from Longmont High School in 1962.
Sharon was a bookkeeper in Colorado and California, but most
recently was the main caregiver for her stepfather. She loved animals, especially horses, dogs, and wildlife and was an
avid reader. She enjoyed traveling and visited the Holy Land and Finland. Sharon was a gifted musician, playing the
piano, organ and performing solos as well as singing in choirs.
She was a devoted Christian and was active in several
churches. She toured with the Continental Singers after high school. Later she served on staff with the Mount Hermon
Christian Center in Santa Cruz, Calif. She worked for three years with a Christian Missions Organization that sent
missionaries to Central America. Sharon served on mission trips to Guatemala and Canada. Sharon related to people very
well and shared her faith by teaching church classes, leading home bible studies, and was there to help when and where
ever needed in the church and community.
Her parents preceded Sharon in death. She is survived by two sisters, Wilma
Connie ROWE and her husband Ralph of Mount Hermon, Calif., and Betty VAIANI and her husband Clyde of Vacaville, Calif.;
her stepfather, Leonard LOUKONEN of Longmont; four step-brothers, Ken LOUKONEN and his wife Margie of Lyons, Mike
LOUKONEN and his wife Debbie of Lyons, Dean LOUKONEN and his wife Roseann of Longmont, and John LOUKONEN of Lyons; two
stepsisters, Cindy LOUKONEN and Kathy LOUKONEN, both of Longmont; nieces and nephews, Jeffery and Mary Anne VAIANI of
Vacaville, Calif.; David ROWE and his wife Rose of Napa, Idaho, and Stephen ROWE and his wife Tracy of Clovis, Calif.;
and two great-nephews, Stephen and Gregory ROWE of Clovis, Calif. Numerous brothers and sisters in Christ in the
Longmont area also survive her.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 29, at Foothills Baptist Church in Lyons with Pastor Tom FORMBY
officiating. Private interment will take place at Foothills Gardens of Memory.
Memorial contributions in lieu of
flowers may be made to Foothills Baptist Church, 12650 N. Foothills Highway, Lyons 80540.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009
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