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On May 16, 2022, Sharon A Rushton, with family close by, quietly closed his eyes and returned to his heavenly home.
He was born to Alonzo & Lucy May Moesser Rushton on May 8, 1931, and joyfully returned to his family, Marvin (whom he never met) Helen Matthews, Maxine Lone, Gwen Thurman & Joy Higgins.
He grew up in Hunter, Utah and played shortstop for the Rushton baseball team. He graduated from Cyprus High School in 1949, where he played and excelled in many sports. He played shortstop on the Cyprus baseball team, which took State in 1948. After graduating, he was invited and attended the New York Yankee’s farm club. During that time, he found his name was close to being drafted to serve his country in the Korean war, so he joined the United States Air Force for the next 4 years. During that time, he married Nancy McMaster and they welcomed their daughter Michelle. They were later divorced. He worked for Paulos Auto as a parts manager in Magna for over 25 years. He met Ann Reid while bowling and they were married in 1966 where 3 more children, Debbie, Brett and Karen, came into his life. Later Steve was born to complete their family. He was a loving and supporting husband and father and loved to attend all activities of his children, 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He loved them all with all his heart. Sharon and Ann and their family were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1974.
Sharon served in many church callings and enjoyed Home Teaching. He was a loving leader and served in the High Council, Bishopric and was Bishop of the Lake Ridge 2nd Ward. He and Ann served in the Jamaica Kingston Mission in 1994. They also served for over 20 years as ordinance workers in the Jordan River and Oquirrh Mountain temples.
He loved golfing and enjoyed making tee times for the SMGA (Sharon’s Monday Golf Association) group.
Survived by his loving wife, Ann, children Michelle (Mike) Miller, Debbie (Bob) McAllister, Karen (Dale) Bingham, and Steve Rushton. Preceded in death by son, Brett Taylor, parents and his 5 siblings.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the Hunter Village Ward, 3450 South 6400 West, West Valley City, Utah. A viewing will be held on Monday evening, May 23, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna, Utah and on Tuesday 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to funeral services.
Thanks to the Meadow Peak Rehab and to Andrea from Suncrest Hospice for their tender care.
Sharon A. Rushton Funeral Service
Monday, May 23, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Peel Funeral Home
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
10:00 - 10:45am (Mountain time)
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)
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