Sharon Lee Christensen, age 74, of Pompano Beach, Florida and formerly of Yankton, South Dakota, has gone to eternal life in our Lord on October 26, 2013 after struggling with Alzheimer's at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Florida.
Funeral services are 2:00 PM, on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Ken Lulf officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral service at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Tom, Steve, Bob, Greg, Tim and Patrick Slowey.
Sharon was born November 20, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa to Gene and Irene LaVelle Sr. She moved to different cities with her family and settled in Yankton in 1951. She graduated from Mount Marty High School in 1956 and married Darrell Christensen on November 22, 1956. Sharon and Darrell owned and operated several skating rinks and trampoline centers in Yankton and the surrounding cities for several years. Sharon worked at the Yankton Medical Clinic as office manager until they moved to Florida in 1982. There she was office manager at CAN insurance for 16 years and then head of Human Resources at Henderson Mental Health until her retirement.
Over the years, Sharon has belonged to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Club, the Broward Boat Club and most recently the Good Sam RV Club. She held offices in all three organizations.
Sharon loved traveling, cooking, entertaining, boating and dancing. She cared deeply about every person she met and became the best of friends to so many people that loved her. She was the most loving wife and the most perfect mother.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Darrell Christensen of Pompano Beach, FL; daughter, Tammy (Scott) Drumtra of Citra, FL; and older brother, Gene (Bonnie) LaVelle of Zephryhills, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Sharyl.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Dear Darrell and Family,
It is with deep regret that we learned of Sharons' passing. Although we have lost touch over the years as we all moved from Yankton, we still have many wonderful memories of the good times we shared. Of course we will never forget the "Blue Bus" and our weekends in Omaha. What fun we had at the AkSarBen shows and the Embassy Suites!!!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you---May GOD hold you close and provide you with Comfort and Peace
Bob and Marlene Schwenk
Darrell, we are so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Lorraine Moriarty
Darrell and Family,
Sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Craig & Sherri Christensen
Darrell - So sorry to hear of Sharon's passing, Alzheimer's is a terrible disease, you lose your loved one long before they pass. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember the good times that you and Sharon shared, as I am sure there were many, and that will help you through this difficult time.
Darrell and family, I was so sorry to hear of Sharons passing, but know that she is in a better place and free from this horrible disease. You are in my prayers
Marilyn (Olofson) Kutilek
Hello Darrel and Family, Sorry we couldn't attend Sharon's funeral. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Laura Fejfar
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