Jul 242013

Sharon Keith, 70, passed away in the early morning of Saturday July 20, 2013, in El Paso, Texas. It was unexpected, but she had grown ill over the last several years and now she can rest in peace. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel, 320 N. Ninth St. in Show Low. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 26, and will also be held at Owens Livingston Mortuary. The concluding service and interment will immediately follow at the Show Low Cemetery.
She was born on Sunday, June 20, 1943, in Show Low to the late Carl Marion West and Myrtle (Mills) West Loveless.
Sharon was an artistic individual and made her living doing what she loved to do, working with flowers. She worked alongside her mother, Myrtle Loveless, at the original Show Low Flower Shop for several years before taking over the family business. She owned and operated the shop for several years, and supplied the community with beautiful floral arrangements for its weddings, funerals, proms, Mother’s Day celebrations, Valentine’s Days and every other floral event imaginable.
After she sold the shop in the mid-1990s, she retired, as her health didn’t permit her to work any longer. She had the opportunity to move in and live with her daughter Ginger, and truly appreciated the special bond that the two shared. From that point on, Sharon was able to watch her grandchildren grow up and spend time with those who loved her so very much.
Sharon was a woman who enjoyed working with her hands a lot. She loved to work on jigsaw puzzles and, over the years, put dozens and dozens of them together. She also enjoyed making dream catchers and ceramics for her family. Ever young at heart, Sharon had a great skill playing her Nintendo DSI and enjoyed to pass time by coloring.
She was a very beautiful and loyal individual. She had a huge heart of gold, however, she could defintiely hold her own. She was always willing to try something new and had such a great sense of humor, as well as sarcasm. More than anything, however, Sharon was a wonderful mother and grandmother to her family. She always enjoyed spending time with them and loved caring for their individual needs as she was able. She was loved much and will be missed greatly by everyone who has had the privilege to call her mother, grandmother, sister or friend.
Survivors include her five children, David Adair of Holbrook, Leslie (Richard) Nelson of Washington, Thomas Tomlinson (Laurie Forconi) of Show Low, and Ginger (Chuck) Boaz and Elton Keith, both of El Paso; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ray (Linda) West and Reece (Sherri) Loveless.
Along with her father and mother, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Darrin Elwood in July 2010; her step-father, Ralph Loveless; two sisters, Marian Hunt and Carolyn West; and a brother, Gayle West.
Memorial contributions to The Darrin Elwood Memorial Fund at any branch of Wells Fargo has been suggested by her family. Those contributions will be used exclusively for underprivileged kids so they may take music lessons.