Sharon's Story

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Sharon Lee Nicoson, 69, passed away Jan. 12, 2018. in Naples, Fla. She was born Aug. 21, 1948, in Terre Haute, to Betty Lou (Hills) Jones and Delmar Lee Jones.
Sharon was a lifelong learner who valued education and experiences. She was a 1966 graduate of Garfield High School. After a year at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, she attended Indiana State University where she received degrees in English and Spanish, and later, a master's degree in Librarian Science and a master's degree in Computer Science.
On May 4, 1968, she married her husband, Steve Nicoson. She was an amazing mother to her daughter Kim Howenstine and son Matt Nicoson and his wife, Brook.
She explored several careers in her life, from teaching English at Honey Creek Junior High and the Alternative School, to being a co-owner of The Farmer's Daughter with her lifelong friend Sue Treadway, to managing E-Z Systems, an off shoot of her family's business, Jones Tool and Machine.
But probably her most precious, treasured role was grandmother. She was devoted to granddaughters, Lucy, 19, Ruby, 10, and Molly, 7. Her love for them and their love for her was nourishment for her soul.
Sharon now rests with her cherished parents.
She is survived by the families of her brother, Ron and his wife April of Terre Haute; sister, Shirley McDonald of Terre Haute and Isle of Palms, S.C.; and her uncle, Robert Hills. She leaves behind many other treasured family, as well as the friends she counted as family.
Her passions were varied and many, and she was always up for trying something new. She had accomplished her goal of visiting every continent, and had only six states left to visit. She was a voracious reader, and loved the challenges of puzzles and games. She loved golf, pickle ball, and a good video poker machine. Heaven has just gained a formidable Words With Friends player.
There will be a memorial at Roselawn Funeral Home Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., with a brief service after.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The Wabash Valley Community Foundation, 200 S. 8th St., Terre Haute, IN, 47807. Contact online at:
Published on January 16, 2018
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