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Sharon Pearl Mason

 

November 17, 2022

Sharon Pearl Mason

Sharon Pearl Mason (Ferguson), 78, passed away at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper on November, 12, 2022. 

If there were such a spirit as the spirit of the west, that would be our mom. With the strength of the Wyoming wind, she was beautiful and sharp. The prairie song of the meadowlark never far from her ear. She smelled of sage and smoke and inspired us all with her pioneering heart. 

Sharon was born on March 30, 1944, to Dwain and Virginia Ferguson. She grew up in Thermopolis, graduating Hot Springs County High School in 1962.  After graduation, her journey took her to live in a variety of places both overseas and in the Rocky Mountains. She finally settled in Casper where she raised her family. For a number of years, she ran a daycare out of her home, impacting generations of kids as "Aunt Sharon". She also worked as a secretary at Casper Air Service and retired from Wyoming Machinery. Sharon was an avid gardener and had the green thumb to make anything grow out of a patch of sand. She also enjoyed the Bighorns with family, especially when she could dip her feet into a mountain creek. Her cinnamon rolls were family famous and were always present during the holidays. Her greatest joys were spending time with family, cooking way too much food, crafts, and reading. 

Sharon is survived by brothers, Stephen Ferguson of Mills and Kenneth (Shanna) Ferguson of Gillette; sisters, Carol (Russ) Dowdy of Thermopolis and Pamela (J) of Colorado; sons, Michael (Allison) Leroux of Georgia and Scott (Taneshea) Kerr of Casper; daughter, Michele Kerr of Casper; grandkids; and great-grandkids.

She is preceded in death by parents, Dwain and Virginia Ferguson; and sister, Genevieve of Thermopolis.

She was an active member of Untethered Church of Fort Oglethorpe Georgia and she loved the Lord. 

Per Sharon's wishes, a celebration of life will be held this summer in the Bighorns.

 

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