Obituary for Sharon Kaye Kingsley
Sharon (Jones) Kingsley passed away peacefully on April 19, 2017 after her second face off with cancer. She beat it into submission the first time in 1993 and her family was blessed with 24 more years with her. She will be profoundly missed by her family, friends and of course, QVC.
Sharon was born April 2, 1948 in Scobey, Montana during a blizzard to Ralph Jones and Emma (Martin) Jones Loftsgaard. She grew up in the tiny farming community of Peerless. Sharon met her husband and adventurous love of her life, Greg Kingsley, at college in Rapid City, South Dakota. They married on April Fool’s Day, 1967 and Greg never forgot the date. Sharon and Greg settled in Detroit, Michigan where they had a daughter, Shannon. The family moved to Florida in 1976 for her husband’s venture of building boats. She never liked the heat or humidity but she wasn’t a quitter. Sharon worked as a commercial insurance agent and manager for many years. Sharon and Greg enjoyed 47 years of happy and sometimes ornery marriage before Greg had to leave early in 2014.
Sharon was known for her mischievous sense of humor, quick wit, beautiful sparkling eyes, ever present smile, and long legs. Her trademarks were cool gadgets, Tweety Bird and neon stationary. She appreciated a good cup of coffee, vodka tonic, and T-bone steaks. Sharon was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Sharon was the kind of mother to be a stern when it was needed, set in her ways, but loving and caring all the same. She became a best friend and side kick to her daughter as an adult. She was the fun grandmother who served ice cream and flamingo pancakes for breakfast. She patiently listened to all the stories, sent jokes in the mail, played with the toys whether the grandkids were there or not, and let them squirt her with the hose. She was the friend you could call at any time for anything and the mother who knew it all. She will always be remembered for her grace, strength, and generosity.
Sharon is survived by her daughter, Shannon, son-in-law Daniel, and grandchildren, Hope, Dominick and Jacob, sisters-in-law, Ruth, Rebecca, and Sally, and many family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Greg, parents, Ralph and Emma, and her sister, Laura Buer.