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Sharon Rae Mayer

Died: Thu., Oct. 20, 2011

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STEVENSVILLE - Sharon Rae (Sommers) Mayer, 69, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at home of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Sharon was born June 16, 1942, in Missoula to Ray and Gladys Sommers. She married Doug Hagen and raised three girls in the Bitterroot Valley. In 1985, she married Leonard Mayer, resided in Stevensville, enjoyed the life of hunting, camping, fishing and attending baseball games. After the loss of Leonard, she met Gary Doggett. She spent her last years of her life with Gary, roasting hot dogs over the fire, camping and traveling across the states.

She enjoyed gardening; knitting and working in her yard and flowers. She was active in TOPS and enjoyed her time with all the members.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard; young son, David; sisters Shirley and Barbara; and her father Ray.

Survivors include her partner Gary Doggett of Stevensville; mother Gladys Sommers of East Missoula; three daughters, Bekki (Mark) White of Keller, Texas, Kathi Hall of Ronan,  Mandi (Charles) Richard of Albuquerque, N.M., Brian (Judy) Sommers; nephew Nathan of Kalispell and two grandsons, Jake and Justin.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Stevensville. Pastor John Payne of Polson officiating. Celebration of life will follow at the Masonic Lodge in Stevensville.

In lieu of flowers, Sharon requests memorials to be sent to Partners Hospice, 2687 Palmer Suite B, Missoula, MT 59808.



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Maybelle Bonnet
   Posted Mon October 24, 2011
Dear Family, My heart goes out to each of you, your mother and I were very good friends in high school. I will always remember the good times we had and what a wonderful mom and dad she had.She will never be forgotten in my heart. Love and Prayers Maybelle

Liz Cook
   Posted Mon October 24, 2011
All though I did not know Sharon well, I know she will be missed. There were many times I spent with Sharon and Gary at the local restaurant. She was a good person who stood by what she believed. I am sad she has gone, but happy to know the pain she was in is now gone. Her body is healed and she lives in peace. Your in my prayers.

Nancie Schumacher
   Posted Mon October 24, 2011
I was so saddened to hear that Sharon had passed away. She was always a joy to be around and I have wonderful memories of her, especially at softball games and tournaments. She will live on in all our hearts. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Nancie

Wilma Allen
   Posted Tue October 25, 2011
Beckki, Kathi, and Mandi,
Jerry and I were friends of your parents while we all lived in Stevensville. We so enjoyed our fun times together! Jerry passed in 2003, from cancer. I still live in Corvallis. Please know that even though we lost touch I am saddened by Sharon's death. I did not know about her illness. Call or come by if I can be of any solice to you girls. My love and prayers, Wilma Allen

Kathy Murray Bronson
   Posted Tue October 25, 2011
Bekki, Kathi & Mandi,
I have found memories of your mom and your girls. I babysat you when you were young. Your mom was my second cousin and when ever we had a gathering at home we would always have your mom come over. She had a smile that could light up a room and a truly beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed. I now live in Idaho and am sorry I cannot be at her service. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathy

Donna Frechette
   Posted Tue October 25, 2011
To the family: I am your mom's cousin and live in MN. We had lots of really fun times growing up and being together at family gatherings and fishing up Rock Creek. Your mom was always the same a great sense of humor and a big loving heart. She talked often of you girls and was so proud of each of you. I am so sad she had to leave this young, but I am glad she no longer suffers. She always liked taking care of everyone else and I am sure didn't enjoy the role being reversed. My love and prayers to all of you. Donna

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