Sharon Jean Barnett was born on March 11, 1947, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She passed away in her home on Nov. 12, 2023, at age 76. As Sharon described herself, she was a Navy brat. She grew up all over and lived in many places before settling in Washington, Utah. She was a faithful woman as a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Sharon was preceded in death by her daughter Melodie Ann, her mother Arlene Mcduffy, her father Arthur Braley, her second mom Ruth Braley, her son Christopher Bird and her brother Barry Braley.
She is survived by her husband Terry Barnett, her sister Dawn Stevens, her sons Quinton Macomber, Edward Bird, her daughter Jennifer Price and her grandchildren Kyle Bird, Noelle Bird, Phoenix Bird, Skyler Macomber, Logan Price, Zaria Price and Axel Macomber.
She will always be remembered for her work ethic. While raising three boys and working she went to college and got her accounting degree at the University of Phoenix. She then spent her work life as an accountant. She was so proud of doing the books for the 5 counties. She led by example and was a figure that anyone could look up to.
Sharon met the love of her life Terry Barnett in 1987, got married and were together for a year before a separation. After 28 years they reunited like they were never apart. Shortly after getting back together, they traveled the country. At that time, Sharon was the happiest she had ever been.
To know Sharon is to love her. She was the definition of unconditional love. No matter when, where, or why, she was there for you. She would give you the shirt off her back. She was witty, brilliant, and kind. She was full of life.
If you knew Sharon, you knew how much she loved the outdoors. Some of her favorite activities included kayaking, camping, fishing, and riding their side by side in the hills. Sharon dearly loved children. She made sure all the neighborhood kids knew that, especially during Halloween. She treasured days spent with her family.
The family would like to thank Southern Utah Home Health and Hospice as well as all friends and family that were there during this difficult time. There will be a celebration of life around her birthday
“As a kid, I vividly remember thinking that my Grandma Sharon was going to live forever. I had just watched her take a handful of vitamins prior to taking me on a bike ride. We would ride our bikes to the local garden where we spent many Saturdays, or down to the burger shack. For some reason, I was her favorite. She showed me so much love and patience in her actions. She taught me how to swim, how to scramble eggs, how to make her famous cheesecake, and most importantly how to unconditionally love and support others. Her sense of humor was amazing, and her laugh was contagious. I will forever cherish the time and memories that I got to spend with her. I never thought she would be taken so soon, but I’m thankful to have another guardian angel to watch over me and my family.” -Skyler Macomber
Family and friends are invited to share tributes online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.