Sharon Diann Helton
April 15, 1945 - July 24, 2016
Sharon Diann Helton, age 71, passed away on July 24, 2016, after a tenacious fight with diabetes. Even throughout her many years of struggles and complications, it didn't affect the love and fierce loyalty she felt towards family and friends.
Sharon was born in Sisseton, SD, on April 15, 1945, to Thor and Marjorie Vasend. She spent her younger school years in a one room school house and graduated from Sisseton High School in 1963. She followed her family to Oregon that same year, and by June of 1964, she had met and married the love of her life, the handsome, young Gerald Helton. They were married over 52 years.
Sharon was famous with family and friends for her hospitality and homemade cooking - most importantly her cinnamon rolls and fresh rolls. Teaching Sunday School at Turner Freeway Assembly of God for many years brought her great joy, and she was deeply loved by her students. Sharon also played a vital roles working for Dr. E. P. Greenwood and later managing the office for the wonderful doctors at Keizer Family Physicians in Keizer, Oregon.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Gary; her children Shannon Dobson and her husband Dan and their children Blake and Jude; her son, Ryan and his wife Karen, and their children Katelyn, Torey, Aubrey, and Brody; her brother Roger and his wife Jo; her sister Marcia Vasend; and numerous other special relatives and close friends. She was preceded in death by her brother David Vasend.
A service will be held celebrating Sharon's life on Sunday, July 31st, at 3:00 PM, at Brooks Assembly of God in Brooks, Oregon. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.