Sharon Lee Geer was born in Tacoma on April 26, 1937, to Mable and Forrest Hodges. From the very beginning, Sharon was adored by everyone who knew her. Her smile would light up the room and her laugh would draw everyone into her circle. Everyone loved Sharon. She never met a stranger.
Sharon attended Central Washington College, where she majored in elementary education. It was there she met her lifelong friends in Kamola Hall and met Norm Geer, the love of her life. They graduated from Central one Saturday in June and got married the next.
Sharon and Norm started their married life in Tacoma where they had their first three children: Terri, Greg and Jeff. They moved to McCleary in 1969 and completed their family when Jen was born. Sharon’s life was devoted to her family. Sharon taught for 35 years, most of those at McCleary Elementary, where her colleagues and students became part of that family.
Sharon loved working with her flowers, spending time at the beach, watching her grandchildren splash in her pool, camping at Mount Rainier and going to Disneyland. Sharon was always ready to go anywhere. Sharon did not ever want to miss anything, especially if it involved her grandchildren. Sharon especially wanted to be remembered for packing amazing lunches. There were many!
Sharon passed on Nov. 8, 2021, but will be with her family and friends whenever memories are shared and loved ones are gathered. Thank you to all who knew her for loving our mom.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, husband Norm, and her sister Mardell.
Sharon is survived by her children and their families: Terri, Mark, Addison, Claire and Rhett; Greg, Teresa, Morgan, Mackenzie, Cale and Kim; Jeff, Riley and Grace, daughter-in-law Mindy; Jen, Shane, Jancin, Karlie and Kamryn (Tater); sister, Marcia Pettitt, the Norm Geer family, and so many nieces, nephews and friends.
“Love you more Mom.”
The Geer family would like to thank the McCleary Fire Department, Grays Harbor District 5 and the Capital Medical Center for their compassion and care. Donations in memory of Sharon can be made to the McCleary Firefighters Association 100 South 3rd Street McCleary, WA 98557.