Sharon Kay Law Yadon, Age 76, passed May 25th, 2022 in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Sharon was born in Parkston, South Dakota in August 1945 into her loving family; mother Lillian Florence Neugebauer and her father Harold Austin Law. Her father was serving in the army during World War II when she was born. Sharon was the first of Harold and Lillian’s four children.
Sharon and her family moved to Grants Pass, Oregon in 1956. She attended school locally with her high school years at Grants Pass High.
Sharon met the love of her life, James Henry Yadon Sr., after being introduced by their friends and cousins Pat and Donna Brown. Sharon and Jim married in August 1963. Although Sharon held several jobs outside of the home, her greatest career was that of wife, homemaker, and mother to her four boys. Sharon loved children in general but especially her sons, nieces, nephews, and friends and family’s kids. If you wanted to see Sharon light-up, all you had to do was to get her talking about the “little ones”. Every accomplishment and every phase of their growing up was something she enjoyed watching or hearing about. Her walls were covered with photographs and keepsakes from the children in her life.
Sharon’s faith helped her through many losses and times of trial. She lost her second born, Bart A Yadon, due to a tragic accident before he reached his second birthday. Her father died in 1974 on her third son, Edward La Vern Yadon’s fifth birthday. She lost her husband and love Jim in 1993 due to leukemia and her sister Carol Jean Hayden to cancer in 2005. Tragedy struck again last year when we all lost her brother Kenneth H Law.
Although life was sometimes hard due to Sharon’s health issues she always leaned on her faith. A member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, she thoroughly enjoyed the times she read the scripture both at the church services and at home.
Sharon always looked forward to the family gatherings at the Jerome Prairie community hall. She was famous for her potato salad and would gladly bring large portions to every gathering. Her favorite event was the traditional Thanksgiving gatherings that could include over 100 extended family members. Each year the grownups would catch up while watching the current group of kids frolic in the hall. She watched her boys and their cousins follow in those traditions, and then later bring children of their own to continue with the fun. Sharon was proud to be a grandmother and great grandmother to her first born son, Glenn Austin Yadon’s, offspring.
Sharon’s sons became adults and moved from Grants Pass to pursue their careers. Glenn in the timber and trucking industries and Edward as a dewatering well driller. Sharon’s youngest son James Henry Yadon Jr remained living with his mom until her health caused her to move into the local assisted living facility “Grandmas Haven” where she was until her passing. Sharon and James took care of each other throughout the years. James has had extra needs due to his epileptic diagnosis at age 3. Sharon lovingly took care of all his daily special needs and helped him become the successful man he is today, working with Aspire as a proud “employee” of Roe motors.
Sharon is survived by her mother, Lillian Law and her brother and sister-in-law Charles and Shauna Law. Her three loving sons; Glenn, Edward, and James all were able to spend her last Mother’s Day together with Sharon. She is also survived by 12 beloved nieces and nephews and numerous cousins both in Oregon, California and South Dakota.
The family would like to thank the amazing caregivers that have helped Sharon and James through Grandmas Haven, Hospice and Aspire through these difficult times.
A viewing open to the public will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, June 3, 2022 at Hull and Hull Funeral Directors.
A graveside service will be at 10:00 am, June 4, 2022 at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens.
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