Sharon K. (Hanley) Hart-Harrington
July 23, 1942 ~ August 27, 2013
Our beloved mother, Sharon Kathryn Harrington, passed away peacefully into God’s loving care surrounded by her family on August 27, 2013, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born on July 23, 1942, in Carmel, CA, to John and Esther Hanley and was one of seven children. Her family later moved to Twisp, WA, where she spent most of her early years helping to care for her younger siblings until she met the love of her life, Gary W. Hart, whom she married at the tender age of seventeen. Gary and Sharon had four children, which they raised in Tonasket, WA, later moving to Oroville, WA, and finally residing in Cashmere, WA. They divorced after eighteen years of marriage but always held a special place in their hearts for each other, for all the years to follow. Sharon worked multiple jobs to support her four children and give us the best life possible. She soon met Jack and Betty Farmer of Doolittle Painting, who took her under their wing and taught her everything about painting houses, which she took great pride in. Soon after, she met her second husband, Grover Harrington, whom she was married to for nine years until their divorce. In 1989, Sharon was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she fought bravely and won. After winning that battle, Sharon decided to devote herself to caring for others, this started her nursing career. She worked at the Cashmere Convalescent Center, up until her own mother was diagnosed with cancer. She left that job to take her mother into her home and lovingly care for her until her death. Soon after, Sharon started work at the Highgate House Assisted Living, which she loved, caring for each and every resident and they loved her just the same. Sharon retired in 2010 and soon after was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. She never let that slow her down, or show any fear. She lived every moment for her family and was loved by many. She had a heart of pure gold and was there for anyone who needed help or just a shoulder to cry on. She was so very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which brought her great joy, especially in her final days.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther Hanley; both brothers, Johnny and Tom Hanley; ex-husband, Gary W. Hart; and beloved aunt, Alice (Hanley) Schuman. She is survived by her four sisters, Dee Jungquist of Florida, Eileen Standerford of Wenatchee, Carol Dill of East Wenatchee and Mary Britt of Auburn. She is also survived by her four children, Judy Luck, Wayne Hart, Fred Hart and Kathi Picard, all of Cashmere. Sharon leaves behind eight grandchildren, Nichole Norton, Maclain Luck, Megan Weakley, Travis Hart, Kristin Picard, Jeff Picard, Amanda Hart and Hanna Hart; and six great-grandchildren, Hailey, Danielle, Finn, Trystan, Hunter and Kaylee. We will forever remember you in our hearts, may you rest in peace.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013, at Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee. A Private Graveside Service will follow in Twisp, WA after the Memorial. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley.