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Sharon Louise Stover

May 5, 1946 — January 4, 2024


Sharon Louise Stover went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2024, at the age of 77. Her family is deeply saddened by her passing. Sharon was born on May 5, 1946, to Edgar “Ed” Nicolaisen and Margaret O’Brien in Kansas City, MO.

Her dad later on married her stepmother Verna Jenkins on May 15, 1955. Sharon was one of 9 kids and there was always so much love between them all growing up and never stopped. There is nothing that they wouldn’t do for each other and truly an inspiration of how families should be. Her siblings are Larry Messer from Seymour TN, Donna Vitale from AZ, Verna “Sissy” Nicolaisen from Evansville IN, Patricia Graves, Ed Nicolaisen, Eric Nicolaisen, Kim Nicolaisen, Gail Buckman all from Kansas City MO and Marjorie Green from Yakima WA.

Sharon was a loving mother to Shana Vanbouchaute of Butte MT, Eric Nicolaisen of Polson MT and Diana Green of Yakima WA; and a wonderful grandmother to 7 grandkids; McKenzie Nicolaisen of Reno NV, Gabriel Nicolaisen of Missoula MT, Mason Cooper of Polson MT, Taylor Cooper of Polson MT, Zoey Vanbouchaute of Butte MT, Amanda Green and Anthony Green of Yakima, WA.

Sharon married her soulmate Virgil Stover on April 2, 1984, and stayed happily married until he passed away on April 9, 2002. She never remarried and is now with him again. Which is what she looked forward to more than anything else.

Sharon had many professions throughout her life. She worked in bowling alleys, managed hotels and apartment complexes and was even in the roller derby for the San Francisco Bay Bombers, but her main passion was her family. She was the best mother and never failed to show up for her kids no matter what. She was always playing with her grandkids, taking them on fishing trips and spoiling every single one of them every time she saw them. She was the type of grandma that would just randomly start a pillow fight, throw water on you and then look away like nothing happened then start trying to wrestle with you. There was never a dull moment with her around!

Sharon always referred to herself as “stubborn” and took pride in being hardheaded. The type of person who loved to make everyone around her laugh. Sharon had a gift of finding humor when nobody else could. She also had the biggest heart and the most beautiful soul. The kind of person that people are lucky to have known.

She cared deeply not only for her family but even for strangers. She did not do it out of obligation but because of who she was. She was always the first to offer help and always brought a huge pot of homemade spaghetti to anyone going through a hard time. She always made sure that every child who crossed her threshold was safe, healthy, and loved. Over the years many kids moved in with her because they needed someone to love and look after them. Nobody ever had to wonder if someone wanted them, and she never asked for anything in return. Sharon did everything with honesty and integrity, she had strong values and was the kind of person that more people in the world need to be like. Her legacy will live on forever and will be missed greatly until the end of time.

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