Sept. 16, 1938-Feb. 28, 2024

Sharon Amann returned to her heavenly home on Feb. 28, 2024.

She lived a good life of 85 years. Sharon had a positive outlook, even while living with heart failure for the last 17 years.  Sharon was loved by all who met her. She was known both as one of the sweetest women you would meet and as a woman with no guile. 

Sharon was born Sept. 16, 1938, to Joseph Ate and Lucille Erskine Westra, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had two brothers, Lamar and Steve, and one sister Diane. She attended South High School and was in the pep club with her two best friends Eileen and Joyce. Sharon grew up near Sugar House Park, where she met her sweetheart Kent Amann. They were married on June 27, 1957, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They had three children, Randy, Rick and Alyson, before moving to Pocatello, Idaho, then back to Salt Lake City, and then to Provo, Utah, where they lived for 43 years. Sharon and Kent had what she always called a bonus child in their 40s, Ryan.  She and Kent moved to Washington, Utah, in 2010 for her health and to be close to Alyson. She spent the last 14 years of her life in the sunny St. George area.

Sharon worked for over 35 years at the BYU Credit Union, which changed names over the years to UCCU. She was executive secretary to the president.

She loved decorating her home for every holiday (which she picked up from her mother and passed on to her daughter). She also loved gardening and planting flowers. Her yard was one of the most beautiful on the block. She was a wonderful seamstress and made Alyson and her dolls matching clothes. Sharon’s favorite vacation was to go to Lake Powell on the houseboat with her family.

Sharon was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she had various callings. She did a lot of genealogical research and temple work, which were a main focus in her later years.

Sharon is survived by her husband Kent N. F. Amann; her four children, Randolph Scott (Linda) Amann; Richard Kent (Karen) Amann; Alyson (Brian) Stocks; and Ryan Todd (Amy) Amann; as well as her brothers Lamar (Marjorie) Westra and Steven (Janna) Westra; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Diane Mauss.

Sharon was truly a peacemaker and a valiant daughter of God, and she will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at the LDS Chapel, 1835 S. Washington Fields Road, in Washington, Utah, where a viewing will begin at 9 a.m. Bishop Andrew Hokanson will be conducting. Interment will be in the Washington City Cemetery under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah. 

Friends and family who are unable to attend are invited to click here to view the services online.

Family and friends are invited to click here to share tributes online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.