Sharon loved her family, dancing, writing, bowling, her flowers and gardening.
She was born Sharon I. McCaskill Todd on March 4, 1944 in Wibaux, MT to Adrian Steve and Helen Virginia McCaskill Todd. She attended school in Shepherd, MT graduating in 1961. After graduation, Sharon worked at Ryan Grocery in Billings.
On June 11, 1963 she married Jim Michaels in Couer d’Alene, ID and moved to Basin, WY. They later moved to Worland, WY, where she worked for KWOR radio station and Mountain Bell as a telephone operator.
After moving back to Billings, Sharon and Jim built a home together from the ground up, near Shepherd. Their two sons attended the Shepherd School, just as Sharon did when she was growing up. During this time Sharon was a stay at home Mom, tending to her garden and yard. Later she worked for Kellogg Commission and Evans Grain as a grain broker.
After meeting her significant other Lynn Solem, Sharon moved to the Huntley, MT area for the next 27 years where she worked for the Boardwalk in Ballantine, and Yellowstone County News, in Huntley, as a Reporter/ Photographer.
Sharon died on March 27th, 2019 at Edgewood Vista from complications of COPD. Sharon was preceded in death by her mother; father; husband, Jim Michaels; Lynn Solem; four sisters and five brothers.
She is survived by two sons, John Steven and Brady Lon (Kristy) Michaels; two much loved grandchildren: Emily and Cayden; sisters Betty Malkuch and Debbie (Randy) Ventling; brothers: Richard and Jim Todd and Dennis (Sandie) and Terry (Sherry) Braunstadter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. Sharon’s special request was “to have no memorial.” At a later date we will have a Celebration of Sharon’s life.
In her own words she would like to tell her loved ones and friends: “Remember the sunshine I may have brought into your lives, cherish the good times, toss out the bad, live each day to the fullest and most of all, Love One Another.” ~ Sharon Ilene Michaels.
The family would like to give thanks to Edgewood Vista, Stillwater Hospice, and Spectrum Medical for all the help and care given to Sharon. Special thanks to Shelby, Shemika, Melissa, Robert and Kathy. Thanks to all who took care of Sharon and loved her as we did.