It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of my dear cousin, Sharon Knapp Lee. The following is her obituary from the Skagit Valley Herald.
Sharon Mae Lee of Mount Vernon, born, Sharon Mae Knapp, March 6, 1944, died peacefully on September 12, 2014 of acute leukemia. Her son, Dr. Kelly McCullough, was instrumental in coordinating the care she received from her doctors during this illness. Her beloved husband, Don Lee, was with her constantly throughout her struggle and was holding her as she passed.
Sharon was the only child of Wayne P. and Letha Myrtle Knapp. She grew up in Seattle, attended Franklin High School, and taught first grade after graduating from Seattle Pacific College. It was at SPC where she met her first husband, Robert J. McCullough, with whom she had, and raised, her three children, Mary E. Kudenchuk (Peter), Kelly D. McCullough (Kristin), and Robert W. McCullough (Michelle Arab).
Sharon met Don in 1997. They made their home in Shelter Bay on Swinomish Channel. Sharon loved their waterfront beach property, a great place for gardening and entertaining the grandkids. They moved to Mount Vernon in 2012.
Sharon was born to nurture, and one of her great contributions was caring for the children of others through her daycare in Woodinville, WA. She loved reading and always had great book recommendations. She was masterful in the kitchen, making meals seem effortless. Flower gardening and her pets gave her much joy. She especially treasured her five grandchildren, Elizabeth H. Kudenchuk, David A. Kudenchuk, Ava G. McCullough, Ronan R. McCullough, and Oscar M. McCullough. She loved her cousin Ramona Fletcher and her dear friend Delwin Rimbey.
Sharon’s faith in Jesus Christ gave her a secure future. We grieve her passing and profoundly miss her. She will always be a part of the fabric of our lives. We wish to thank Puget Sound Blood Center for making these past months possible.
Donations in her memory can be made to Puget Sound Blood Center.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Sept. 16, 2014