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Sharon L. (Hale) McSpadden

Died: Mon., Dec. 14, 2015

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 09, 2016
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home

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Florence - Sharon was born on January 12, 1947 in Pocatello, Idaho to her parents, Ed and Irita Hale. She passed away at home in Florence on December 12, 2015 after a lengthy illness. The first six years of her life were spent in a log cabin outside of West Yellowstone, Montana where her father was a logger. She had wonderful memories of those years but there was no school in West Yellowstone in those days so rather than "board her out" the family moved back to Pocatello. After graduating from Highland High School in 1965 she took a job at the Pocatello Holiday Inn where she worked her way up to the position of assistant manager. It was there that she met her husband, Bill. They were married on November 16, 1973. They both enjoyed the outdoors and spent time camping, fishing, and snowmobiling with friends and family. Bill worked for an oil company in marketing and when that company decided to leave Idaho they offered him a job in Denver, Colorado. Over the years they followed his career to Houston, Texas, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Florence, Montana where they eventually retired. Sharon was able to stay close to her friends and family throughout her life. She and Bill were lucky enough to be able to travel to many different countries but her favorite was Australia where she has many friends and "family". Some adjectives consistently used to describe her were "Feisty, Independent, Compassionate, Caring, and Giving". Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, numerous aunts and uncles, and good friends. She is survived by her husband, Bill, their son, Jason, and his wife Kelly, their son, Jim, her brothers Tom and Alan and their wives Eddie and Nancy and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a small memorial service to celebrate her life at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 9th at the Whitesitt Funeral Home located at 314 Church Street in Stevensville, Montana followed by a short reception from approximately 2:00 - 3:30 P.M. at Cafe Firenze in Florence, Montana. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to Sharon's favorite charity, Susan's Fund in care of The Florence Pharmacy, 5549 Old US Highway, Florence, MT 59833.

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Billie Moore
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Jerry and I traveled through Montana on a bus tour and it is beautiful there. Take care and cherish your memories.

Judy Siebert Principe
   Posted Thu December 31, 2015
Dear Bill and family,

I am very sorry for your loss, Bill, and everyone who loved Sharon. From reading her obituary, I can tell that she must have been a wonderful all-around person.

Judy Siebert Principe

Erin Reese Francfort
   Posted Thu December 31, 2015
To Bill, Jason and Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon will always have a special place in my heart. She was a wonderful friend and mentor to me. Take good care.

wayne shafer
   Posted Fri January 01, 2016
My deepest sympathy to you and family.

Wayne Shafer

Ann Goolsby
   Posted Sat January 02, 2016
I met Sharon while working at YPSS, the company she and Bill owned. I always thought she was the friendliest person and one of the most interesting to talk to. All my condolences to Sharon's family. She will be missed.

Mara Arlington
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
I am so sorry about the loss of Sharon. She is such an amazing person with such fierce intensity and energy about life. I will miss conversations with her. Thinking of you at this time of loss Bill. Let us know if you need anything. Take care, Mara and friends at Florence Therapy and Wellness Inc.

Christy Fesler
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
Jason and Bill, I am so sorry Sharon is gone. She was my second Mother, and I loved her dearly. I don't know the right thing to say. Our family has had terrible losses the past couple months, I am still in shock! We loved Sharon, the world will not ever be the same without her! Take care of each other, and always know your Texas family is only a phone call away. We love you: Christy, Blair & Hannah

Dave Meanor
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
Bill ... Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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