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Sharon Lee Minter

September 11, 1938 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 82)

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Sharon Lee Minter of Prosser, Washington was called home on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at the age of 82, at her home in Prosser, Washington.

Sharon was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on September 11th, 1938 to Henry Jr. and Irene Hilzer. Her family later relocated to Sunnyside, Washington where she graduated from Sunnyside High School in the class of 1956.

It wasn’t long after that she set her eyes on and fell in love with a handsome dairy man. Archie Edward Minter and Sharon Minter married on September 18th, 1959 at The First Methodist Church in Sunnyside, Washington. They made their home in Whitstran (North Prosser), Washington and started a family where they raised their 3 children on their dairy farm.

Over the years Sharon was employed by financial institutions, and later retired as the office manager of a local car dealership. She was a devoted employee and a hard worker.

After retirement Sharon enjoyed her weekly water aerobics, bowling on a bowling team, traveling with friends (she traveled all the way to Israel), and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a long-time attendee of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. She also volunteered many hours a week at the local Hospice Benefit Shop (HOBS).  We never knew what treasure she would bring home! 

Sharon was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be missed by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with her.

She is survived by her daughter Kim Dunkin (son in law, Vern) of Prosser Washington, son Scott Minter of North Pole Alaska, son Tracy Minter (daughter in law, Kim) of Moxee Washington, 10 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.

The family welcomes you to celebrate her beautiful life with a viewing on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 from 5:00PM-7:00PM at The Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, Washington and a graveside service Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 11:00AM at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside Washington.  Those wishing to sign Sharon’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com

A big heartfelt thank you to the staff at Amber Hills Assisted Living for the years of gentle and loving care that you provided for our dear mother and grandmother.

Grandma I wonder where you keep your wings. Are they hung in your closet with the rest of your things? Do you put them away and just use them at night? Or give them to grandpa to polish up bright. I know you have wings for this must be true because God always gives them to angels like you!

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Viewing and Visitation
September 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Graveside Service
September 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, WA

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