Sharon Kay Christie, 77, of Billings died January 24, 2019 at home with family by her side, after a short battle with lung cancer. She was born December 18, 1941, in Sidney, Montana, to Katherine(Hill) and Vernie Thiel. She received her schooling in Sidney.
She married Donald Mort and had 3 children from this marriage, Sherry, Terry & Randy. They then moved to Billings to live and work. This marriage was later dissolved. She married Robert Christie in April of 1973. This created a blended family of 6 children, which then became known as the C&M Destruction Company. And many adventures were then started.
Sharon started her working life in Sidney as a carhop. After that she held numerous jobs in different careers, such as retail grocery at Buttrey Foods, miscellaneous jobs.
Her and Bob moved to Wyoming in 1976 and lived there for many years before returning and retiring in Billings, MT. They then spent lots of time traveling with her brother Larry Thiel and sister-in-law Marlene, and also with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob & Eunice Behm. In all this travel she had visited all 50 states in the US, all provinces of Canada, and many states in Mexico. It was definitely a most enjoyable time of her life.
Sharon was all about family. First and foremost, she was a wife, a mom, a grandma, and a great-grandma. And she was the best at all of those roles. Big suppers at her house were a very important part of her life. There was a supper for everyone’s birthday, a big shrimp feed before summer started, and any other opportunity she could think of. She was even worried about what the rest of us were having for supper in her last days of life. A few nights she even planned out the menu for us. She was also a shopper extraordinaire, buying all new “as seen on TV” items, always looking for a new house, and always looking for great gifts for the family. She even had a sign on her front steps that said “If I’m not at home, try Wal-Mart.”
Sharon is survived by her husband Bob, her daughter Sherry(Mike)Smith, grandson Brad(Tanya)Smith, granddaughter Amanda(Cody)McLees, daughter Terry Mort, son Randy(Jan)Mort, grandsons Jeremy Pepin and Jason Pepin. Extended family, son Clifford(Sally) Christie, granddaughter Sarah McLaughlin, grandson Dan Christie, daughter Betty(Bob)Ross, grandson Robby(Anne) Ross, granddaughter Anna Ross, daughter Gayle(Jason)Smith, granddaughter Lindsay Sullivan, granddaughter Leann(Sam)McGuire. She also has numerous great-grandchildren, including Nicolai & Riley McLees, who were the light of her life. They spent lots of time at their great grandparents’ house from the time they were born until her death. They could do no wrong in her eyes.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Clyde Thiel & Jerry Thiel, sister Emma(Sis) Kopp, and grandson Eric Pepin.
Memorials should be sent to the charities of your choice.
Visitation will be Thursday January 31st from 4pm to 7pm at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. The funeral service will be Friday February 1st at 1:00pm at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 24th St. West and Cook Ave, with viewing 2 hours before service. Cremation will follow.