Sharon L. Ward
On Thursday, October 25, 2018, Sharon Ward passed away at Mission Hospital at the age of 76.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Denny Carroll and her son Ryan.
She is survived by her husband Jim and Denny’s sons Scott and Matt, and his adopted daughter Tami. She is also survived by Carroll cousins and Ward in-laws, nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews far too numerous to mention. But she loved them all like her own, and they in turn loved her like the Great Aunt that she was.
Sharon was born on June 4, 1942 in Montebello, CA to Richard S. Carroll and Mary (Ryan) Carroll and lived her whole life in Los Angeles and Orange counties except for her many vacation travels which she loved so much. She graduated from Torrance North High School in 1960.She and Jim met in March 1963 and got married on Columbus Day (Oct. 12th) of that same year. She received a Bachelor Of Arts degree from Golden West J.C. and then held several jobs in Accounting, but the work she was most proud of was her work at several law firms where she served in management positions and as Legal Administrator. She was a very good supervisor of people because she listened to people, and was caring and empathetic, but also honest and firm and had a strong sense of justice.
Sharon’s interests ranged from Arts & Crafts, sewing, home decoration to reading, especially Presidential history, collecting Antiques, including Presidential campaign buttonsand antique jewelry as well as many other antiques. Sharon always enjoyed wearing her jewelry, she said it made her feel good. She also liked to visit Presidential Libraries and homes – she saw five different libraries and six homes of presidents.
In spite of Sharon’s many years of ill health, she was tremendously caring towards others, was good spirited, courageous, strong, and lived life to its fullest. Sharon was always shopping for peoples Christmas presents year round, she could find humor in anything, and always had an entertaining story to tell about life’s quirks. In these ways, and many more too numerous to mention, the touched the lives of everyone who knew her.
As much as Sharon loved flowers, she would prefer a donation to a charity to help someone else in need in lieu of flowers. Her favorite charities were: Doctors without Borders, Alzheimer Association, or St. Jude Children Cancer Research Hospital. Of course, you can donate to a charity of your own choosing or if you have sent flowers, she will love that also.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the chapel at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.