Sharon Yvonne Day
May 12th , 1957 -January 3rd , 2022
Sharon was born May 12th , 1957 in Wolseley, Saskatchewan Canada to Donald and Shirley O’Rourke
while her father worked there as a pipe liner. The only child in that rural hospital, all the nurses doted
on her. When she was 9 years old, they moved to Omen Holland for a year. While there she was very
unimpressed with the food they served at the Dutch school and refused to eat it. One of her favorite
memories while living that year abroad was going to London where her mom bought her first mini skirt.
(She thought she was hot stuff.)Speaking of hot stuff, when Sharon and Mike were put in charge of Melody at home, Sharon decided to put hot rollers in Melody’s hair. The only issue was that the hot rollers would not come out and panic began with all parties with Melody crying and Mike yelling. Sharon was miraculously able to pull them out and the crisis was averted. When they came back to Skiatook, Oklahoma living next door to the nursing home she started making friends with the people living there. It was the start of a lifetime of giving and caring for others. She found out that Lena one of her friends was going to lose her private room so she got her family and brethren to start donating every month to keep her in the private room. There are stories among the brethren, family and strangers of her amazingly giving heart helping them in times of need. It was said that she strolled where angels dare not walk. The Lord called her to be baptized when she was 16 years old and she began a life-long walk with Jesus. She graduated from Skiatook High School in the class of 1975.
She married the love of her life, Victor Day shortly after in November. They loved each other so much
and they were a great team for so many things in life. One of the things that they always did was to have
hospitality and to help those in need. She would find some one in need and every time she ask him how
much to give them, he would say the exact same amount within $50.00 of what was on her mind. His
number 1 thing was that he wanted someone to take care of his children and their home. He always said she was the best and he married her for her cooking. After getting married she called home and her little sister Melody answered their old green rotary phone. On hearing her sister, Melody said, “I will get mom for you” and Sharon said, “No wait, I called to talk to you”. That’s when they changed from just being sisters to being best friends. Victor and Sharon were blessed with three children Justin 45, Brandon 40 and Ashley 30.
When Brandon was in Kindergarten, she kept him home from school one day because she wanted to put
a new brick backsplash in her kitchen and he wanted to stay with her. She was known for offering to
keep her kids home for skip days but most of the time all of them would say “We have to go school
mom.” Brandon loved coming home from school every day in high school to eat turkey and bacon sandwiches with his mom. He would often bring home his friends and they always thought what a great mom he had. It was a well-known fact how much Brandon loved his mom and he was known to call her most every day either driving to work or to home or to home depot. He would call and ask, “Are you busy?”
And she would always say, “No, not busy at all, what’s going on?” As Victor and Sharon prepared to become empty nesters, she felt that there was a hole missing in her life that could not be filled. That is when God allowed her to adopt their 3rd child Ashley. While being small and blonde it was clear to anyone who saw the two of them that Ashley was her natural daughter. At Ashley’s adoption the judge even asked if it were Brandon being adopted that day. As a young child Ashley would follow Sharon around the house everywhere she went. That never changed. Even when Ashley was 29 and no longer living at home, when she went over to visit Sharon, they would laugh about how she continued to follow Sharon around as she moved about the house. She worked as a nail tech part time for 30 years while being a full-time wife and mother. It was often
said that her clients paid to get her dedicated time to talk - the manicures and pedicures were just a side
benefit of the process. In her 30’s she was not a confident reader, but a friend of hers was telling her about the Janette Okes books. Hesitantly, she read one then another and over the 30 plus years she read hundreds of books. This led her to be on the board of directors for the Fort Lupton Library after some coaxing from her
friend Chantel. When Brandon was graduating High School he wanted a quilt from her. Having never quilted before Sister Wanda Bellew helped her begin a life-long journey with quilting. It was here that she found her
people, including her dearest friend Sandy. The basement where they so often met to quilt was
nicknamed “The Sweat Shop” and they joked that they worked harder there than any job they ever had.
It was a labor of love and a legacy of quilts that will be handed down for generations.
The best was yet to come when they were blessed with 5 grandchildren Abby 12, Dylan 9, Logan 7,
Hudson 3 and Harper 8 months. For Abby to be her first grandchild and be a granddaughter was a dream come true for her. They shared so much in common that Brandon would tell her that it was entirely unfair to have to raise your mother. The way they talk, clean, laugh, make any situation the funniest place to be. Abby will carry so much of her Nana with her all of her life. Dylan loved his Nana and loved staying the night with her. He would try to plan his sleepovers on Sundays because Nana had Lucky Charms cereal every day and mom and dad only had it on Saturday mornings. Any time he would sit next to her in church he would sit so close to her and pet her and love her the entire time. She loved how he just loved her so much. Logan was her planner and planned exactly how she was going to pick him take him to get ice cream and stay the night. He would then proceed to talk to her without break on Pokémon, Zelda, a dog he saw crossing the road he would go on until he would tell her “Isn’t that right Nana?” then she would know it was her turn to speak and she would say “That’s right” Every time Logan called she was ready to come get him. Hudson has loved his nana so much and loved spending time with her and calling her to talk to her on facetime. In no situation of threat, bribery or love could any get him to say he was anyone’s boy except Nana’s boy. With Harper she prayed so specifically for how the baby was to be a girl with brown eyes, brown hair this sweet personality and just every aspect of this unborn child’s life. When the baby was born Sharon was so happy when she saw that God had given her exactly what she wanted she bounced up and down and giggled uncontrollably. We could talk all day of the all the lives she touched. So many times, she was there for us when we were at our lowest but also when we were rejoicing in our most precious moments and couldn’t wait to tell her all about it. When we were at a crossroads of life and could not say what direction to go or how to approach it she was there for us. She was always there to give loving and honest advice. If we were to tell of all the people that considered her to be their best friend, we would have to list everyone she ever met. Her mother would say about her that Sharon thought there were no strangers just friends she had not met yet, but I think we could modify that to just best friends she had not met yet. She is survived by husband Victor, children Justin, Brandon, Merissa and Ashley, grandchildren Abby, Dylan, Logan, Hudson and Harper, brother Mike and wife Dianne, sister Melody and husband David nephews Ryan and wife Jessica and Kyle, niece Katie. She is preceded in death by her Mother Shirley and Father Donald. We know she is rejoicing with her savior and we all remember as a loving, giving best friend to everyone she knew.