Sharon L. Kelly, 76, passed away on October 18, 2019, in Albany where she had resided for the past 15 years.
She was born on December 25, 1942, in Portland, OR to William and LaVira Fandrey. The family moved to Eugene, OR when she was a young child. Sharon then graduated from South Eugene High School in 1961. She went on to graduate from the Eugene Technical-Vocational School in 1963 with a degree in practical nursing.
Sharon married Ramon (Monty) Deardorff on February 15, 1964. The couple was married for 35 years. Together they moved to Florence, OR in 1977 where the two co-owned Siuslaw Automotive & Towing until 1999.
She enjoyed caring for the family horses with her daughters as well as helping others. She enjoyed learning about the Bible and regularly attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Albany.
Sharon was a member of the PeaceHealth Hospital Auxiliary as well as the Florence Police Department Auxiliary. Sharon graduated from the Police Reserve Academy on June 13, 1996. She became a reserve police officer for the Florence Police Department, where she stayed until her retirement.
Sharon is survived by her 3 daughters, Laurie (Rob) Morton, Debbie (Ron) Beatty, and Kim (Steve) Davis; 6 grandchildren, Justin (Gretchen) Morgan, Aaron Morgan, Brad Davis, Myranda Davis, Stephen Davis Jr., and Brigett (Ethan) Jones; and 5 great-grandchildren, Grant, Brett, Devyn, Levi and Maverick.
At her request, no formal services will be held.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).
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