In loving memory of Sharon Lee Nelson
After an extended illness Sharon Lee Nelson ended her journey in this life on January 23, 2022 and joined her Savior in heaven. Although we are happy to know that she is with Jesus, the love we shared will be impossible to replace.
Sharon was born in Terra Haute, Indiana on October 11, 1954, to Hugh and Gloria Milligan. The family moved to Eastern Wisconsin where they resided until the untimely death her father at which time her family moved to Central Wisconsin. It was there she met her first love and future husband, Jonathan Nelson.
Sharon graduated from Granton Public High School, in Granton WI. Following high school, Sharon completed the first of many educational endeavors, a certificate in Early Childhood Education at Wisconsin Rapids Technical School.
Sharon married her childhood sweetheart on June 28, 1975 and their lifelong journey began with 3 years in the US Army as a Clinical Specialist. After discharge from the Army both Sharon and Jonathan attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, graduating with a degree in Home Economics Education.
Sharon moved with her husband to Norridgewock, ME in 1985 where Jonathan had accepted a teaching position at Madison High School. Starting in 1983 she changed her focus in life to being a stay at home mom. She devoted her many skills to the raising of a family of 3 children, including homeschooling each child to the high school years.
When her youngest child entered public school, Sharon once again changed her focus and returned to the health care field as an LPN, first in a home health position, and later returning to the University of Maine-Augusta to complete her RN training.
As an RN Sharon worked at Maine General, Franklin Memorial Hospital, and lastly at a VA clinic in Rumford, ME where she worked until she became ill.
Sharon had many different hobbies during her lifetime, most of which focused around sewing, knitting and crocheting, but also included motorcycling throughout the North East with her husband. Her priority was always spending time with family, children, and grandchildren. This lead her to many years of service with Camp Good News in various capacities from building construction, kitchen staff, nursing and childcare.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and older brother Michael. She is survived by her husband Jonathan Nelson, 3 children and their spouses, Matt and Natasha Foster, Tyler and Erin Nelson, and Tim and Tamara Warren, 4 grandchildren, Kaira Foster, Luke Foster, Mark Foster and Annika Foster and her sisters Marilyn Gibbons, Kathleen Meek and Carol Milligan.
Memorial Service for Sharon will be February 5, 2022 at Crossroads Bible Church, Madison ME. I lieu of flowers, Sharon’s request is for a Memorial Fund to be donated to Camp Good News. Checks may be made direct to Camp Good News and sent to Jonathan Nelson. 220 Walker RD. Norridgewock, ME 04957, or brought to the service.
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