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Sharon Harvey

January 3, 2019

Sharon Anne (Grant) Harvey passed away Friday (Dec. 28, 2018) at the Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center in Phoenix.

She was born July 23, 1934, in Kankakee, the daughter of Roy Grant Sr. and Lucille (Taylor) Grant.

Sharon graduated from Kankakee High School in 1952 and worked her first job at Edwards Jewelers until moving to Phoenix in 1969.

She then worked at the United Bank of Arizona as a bookkeeping machine operator, where she operated the first computer in the accounting department at the bank. Sharon retired from the bank in 1985, ending her career in the leasing department. Sharon then decided retirement was not for her and began a second career working in food service for the Paradise Valley Unified School District until retiring once again.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Jack Harvey, of Phoenix; daughters from a prior marriage, Patricia Hoss, of Tucson, Ariz., and Paula Lyngstad, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; stepson, Gary Harvey, of Helper, Utah; stepdaughters, Shelly Harvey, of Stockton, Calif., and Debra Land, of Salt Lake City; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Emling, of Fresno, Calif., and Darlene Bertrand, of Bonfield. Sharon leaves behind 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Roy Jr.; sisters, Sandra Larsen and Janet Miller; and brother-in-law, Raymond Emling.

Sharon was a breast cancer survivor of 24 years, an accomplished greeting card maker, baker and lover of puzzles and word games. She was a fan of the Phoenix Suns and enjoyed watching her team on the court.

The family would like to give special thanks to all the staff at Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center for their care of Sharon.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Cross in the Desert United Methodist Church, 12835 N 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032

Please sign her online guestbook at shadowmountainmortuary.com.

(Pd)

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