Sharon Luella Ward Christensen of Provo was reunited with her sweetheart on January 29, 2023. She entered the world on June 20, 1936, as the eldest child of Clifford Wilmer Ward and Olive Almeda Campbell Ward. Sharon was born in Tetonia, Idaho in a cozy one-room home. She had three younger brothers, Jay, Dallas, and Lowell, and one little sister, Joyce, whom she adored.\n\nMost of her growing-up years were spent in Richfield, Idaho where her family owned and operated a cheese factory. In high school, Sharon loved playing softball and was president of the Girls League. Upon graduation, Sharon moved to Provo to attend BYU. She graduated with her nursing degree in 1958 and worked on the hospital OBGYN floor and later at the Clark Clinic until she had children. Years later, she would use her knowledge and skills to volunteer for the Red Cross and at the Provo MTC.\n\nSharon met her husband Richard Stansfield Christensen (Dick) during her sophomore year of college. They were married on December 13th, 1958 in her family home and were later sealed in the Provo Temple. Together they enjoyed the beauties of this earth from their own incredible backyard to places around the world. They especially enjoyed the countless trips with their family to Lake Powell and Dick’s family cabin.\n\nSharon and Dick were blessed with their first child, Richard Bryant in 1961. After experiencing some heartburn when Bry was a few months old, her doctor confirmed a surprise pregnancy. She thought he was being funny when he kept telling her he heard two heartbeats and cried after seeing two spines on the x-ray she developed herself. The twins, Sharon Denise and Dennis Clifford were born the month prior to Bry’s first birthday in 1962. Their “Irish triplets” were followed by the cute caboose, Serena Marie, who came four years later in 1966. \n\nSharon and Dick built a house in Edgemont where they raised their children and lived together for over 60 years. Family was the most important thing to Sharon, and she cared so much about each member of her family. She made everyone feel like they were her favorite and never let anyone say “I love you” without her responding with “I love you more!” \n\nShe filled our lives with the best memories, and we will forever be grateful for the time we spent working in the yard, bottling produce from the garden, playing cards, and doing puzzles by her side. We will miss her witty humor, homemade rolls with raspberry jam, and hugs that made everything in the world okay. She was strong, hard-working, dedicated, and lived a life filled with service. \n\nSharon was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had a firm testimony in the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the plan of salvation. She served faithfully in various callings and as a missionary at the church cannery for 2 ½ years. \n\nWe are grateful that her mother, father, brothers Jay and Lowell, and beloved husband, Dick, greeted her upon her passing. Sharon will be missed by her four children, Bry (Cheri) Christensen of Orem, Denise Durrans of Orem, Dennis (Lila) Christensen of Elk Ridge, and Serena (Mark) Warner of Provo, her brother Dallas Ward, sister/best friend Joyce Ward, 19 amazing grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren with one more on the way, due on Sharon’s birthday this June.\n\nSharon’s celebration of life will be Friday, February 10th at 11:00 am at Nelson Family Mortuary with viewing the same day starting at 10:00 am.