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Sharon Ione Winn Glasgow passed on January 7, 2023, in Bountiful, Utah, at the age of 83. She was born on January 19, 1939, to Alma and Ione Winn in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sharon graduated from West High School in 1957 where she made lifelong friends and touched many lives. In 1963 she was crowned “Miss Handicapped America.” She was the first disabled member of the Architectural Barrier’s Committee of Salt Lake City, where she paved the way for better accessibility for the disabled community. She was chairman of the “March of Dimes” telerama, raising funds to improve the overall health of mothers and babies. Sharon volunteered at the University of Utah Hospital, as a mentor to patients who suffered from spinal cord injuries. She worked for L3 Communications and retired after 30 years as a Senior Buyer. She had a passion for all animals, especially her four-legged furry friends who called her “Gammy.”
Impressive resume aside, Sharon will be most remembered for her radiant personality, her fierce character and especially her kind hearted and
generous soul. She instilled in us a sense of tradition, of caring for those less fortunate than ourselves and always living unapologetically. She gave us fond memories of scary movies on weekend nights, and filled our days with happiness and adventure. She leaves us with abundant love in our hearts and gratitude for every single day we had with her.
Survived by her three daughters: Shella Shingleton of North Salt Lake, Shauna Takos (Mark) of South Weber and Shaunell Glasgow of Sandy.
Seven grandchildren: Madison Takos, McCall Takos and Stockton Takos (Cassidi), Laekin Rogers (Tricia), Jaddon Rogers (Elizabeth), Colton
Rogers (Courtney) and Paizlyn Rogers. Seven great grandchildren: Winn, Wes, Mable and Graeyson Rogers, Ledger Takos, Gwen Tresca and Win
Bueler. Also survived by her brother, Gary Winn (Kenda) of Salt Lake City, along with many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Viewing from 9:30 am to 10:45 am with funeral services beginning at 11:00 am. Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment held at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The funeral service will be livestreamed via Zoom for all who are unable to attend in person. You may access the stream by clicking the "Watch Services" button above. You must have a free Zoom account and be logged in to join the livestream.
We would like to thank the Legacy House of Bountiful for their friendship, care, and kindness, for the past 15 years. They were truly like family and brought much joy and love into her life.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Community Animal Welfare Society. (CAWS) Email: email@example.com
I have such wonderful memories of Grandma Sharon. She was so humble and had no guile. She always had a cheery positive attitude and warm smile no matter what was going on in the world. I appreciated her selflessness and she always gave more than she received it seemed. She loved going for car rides with the windows down like I enjoy even on warm days. I remember her taking a trip with us to Disneyland when the kids were younger and how she laughed with delight at all the thrills. We got to go to the front of the lines due to her wheelchair and I felt it an honor to lift her in and out of the many cars and water rides. She even made me go a second time on the Indiana jones ride as it seemed to be her favorite with all the ups and downs and crazy rolling boulders. Sharon always loved her holidays and birthdays and anything scary. One summer I recall painting the outside of her brick home a new off white color with brown trim around the windows. She would wheel out in her chair onto the back porch to supervise and as dusk set in she would hold a light up for me as I finished the last parts in the dark. She was so excited with the new paint and and blinds and worried that her carpet might get stains from the wheels of her chair….but they didn’t and I remember for many many years she was so happy in her little home across from her parents house. Most of all I appreciate that despite a divorce she never treated me different and always showed me love and a hug. I know Grandma Sharon is happy and nearby and I look forward to seeing her again someday.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your mother was an extraordinary woman. May you have comfort in your heart, and soul. Praying for you, and your family. Much love.
So sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. She had the good qualities we all hope to have. I'm glade she passed my way in this life.
I am for the loss of Sharon,she was a friend and she will be missed.✝️🙏
You will always be loved!