Sharon Amelia Waite, Remembered by many as Mrs. Huttman, passed away peacefully June 4, 2016, at Rideout Memorial Hospital at the age of 77. She was born September 21, 1938 in Sacramento, CA. She was descended from the Alexander, Frasier and Peart families, early settlers of Grand Island.
Sharon attended Grand Island School, Pierce Jt. Union High School, and was a graduate of San Jose State University, where she received her teaching credential, and she started her teaching career in San Jose. She later moved to Colusa, where she was an elementary school teacher for forty-eight years, teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades at Colusa Elementary School/Burchfield Primary School.
Sharon was a very active member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, and Eastern Star. She was Mother Advisor, Grand Deputy, and was honored to be California State Mother Advisor for the Adorable Giraffes.
She was one of the sweetest, kindest, and most helpful people that we know. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, laughing & joking, and reliving old memories. Some of her favorite times were just relaxing with friends, and petting the dogs, and enjoying their antics. She loved her many, many students, and her teacher co-workers, and her Rainbow Girls.
Sharon was preceded in Death by her parents, Ward Alton (Joe) Peart and Anna Pearl Rathfon Peart, and her husband, Patrick Waite.
Sharon is survived by her brother Ward Alton Peart Jr. of Lodi, and his family; as well as by cousins Sally Aldinger of Hayfork, Doug Peart of Elk Grove, and Lee Poundstone of Costa Rica, and their families, and eleven cousins and their families of the Frasier clan in Canada.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at McNary-Moore Chapel, 107 5th Street in Colusa.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at McNary-Moore Chapel, Colusa. Burial will follow at Grand Island Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Sharon’s name to: The Shriner’s Hospital in Sacamento, or the International Order of Rainbow for Girls (CRFGF c/o Mrs. Dana Regier, 4745 N. Palm Ave., Fresno, CA 93704-3002).
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410 www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com