MORECROFT – Sharon Mae (Miller) Kanode, 81 of Moorcroft, passed away April 22, 2020, after a long illness, at the ranch, surrounded by her husband and children.
Sharon was born on Sept. 16, 1938, in Lusk to Aubry Raymond Miller and Velda Bernice (Penn) Miller; being delivered by Dr. Reckling. She joined her siblings, George, Ora Lee, and Orese and the family was later completed when Patrick was born. She grew up in the Lance Creek area, and graduated from Lusk High school in 1956.
Following her graduation from high school, Sharon married Darrel Jackson Lamb in September at the Lusk Congregational Church. To this union, three children were born, Jeff Lee Lamb, Shana Rae Lamb and Shone Ann Lamb.
Sharon and Darrel worked various jobs during this time to support their family. At one point, they moved to Ohio for a time, and then back to Wyoming. Sharon and Darrel divorced in 1968.
After her divorce, Sharon became a real estate agent in Casper. In 1972, she moved to Cheyenne and opened a real estate office there.
Sharon met the love of her life during her work as a real estate agent. Sharon and Jerry Frank Kanode married on March 15, 1973, and the two were married for the next 47 years. To this union a set of twins were born, Jordon Jerry Kanode and Joey Jay Kanode.
Sharon sold real estate in Moorcroft until she was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse in 1987. She became an LPN first, then when a RN program started in Gillette, she went back to college, and became an RN.
Sharon went to work for Campbell County Health. During her time at Campbell County Health she worked in various departments including the Intensive Care Unit. It was not until she became a partner in Prairie Home Health that she would find her true calling in nursing. After Prairie Home Health was sold to Campbell County Health, Sharon went to work at the Sundance
Hospital before starting Sharon’s Home Health Care in 1998.
Sharon’s Home Health and Treasured Memory Hospice would become Sharon’s true passion. She had a strong love for home health care and hospice. Her passion was to provide quality health care in a patient’s home. Her home office in Moorcroft expanded to include the counties of Crook, Campbell, and Weston. Sharon also opened a second office in Casper.
Sharon took great pride in the care she provided and would often provide care for free or at a reduced rate for people unable to pay. Sharon loved to give back to her community and was a strong advocate for both senior citizens and youth of the area. Sharon retired in 2013 at the age of 75.
Besides having a deep passion for health care, Sharon also loved her Boston Terrier dogs, and her chickens. Sharon loved her grandchildren and they all held a special place in her heart. She would often offer to go to school and talk to the teachers if they were giving them any problems.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Wyoma Velda Miller, Clell R. Miller, George Aubry Miller, OraLee (Miller) Smith, Orese (Miller) Vondra, and Patrick Ace Miller.
Sharon is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jerry; her children, Jeff and Marcy Lamb and their children, Kaitlyn, Jamus and Chance Lamb of Cardwell, Mont., Shana Lamb of Casper,
Thayne and Shone (Lamb) Gray of Moorcroft, their children, Tyler and Brianna Gray (children Cimarron, Jericho, and Whittaker Gray of Payette ID, Aubry (Gray) and Jerett Turnbough, Moorcroft, Trevor and Danielle Gray (their daughter, Brinley) Gillette, and Tanyon and Emma Gray, (their son, Ira) of Sundance, Jordon and Tiffany Kanode of Gillette, and Joey and Janet Kanode of Moorcroft and their children, Walt Rehbein of Ennis, Mont., and Austin Rehbein of Cheyenne; sisters-in-law, Beverly Miller of Lance Creek, Betty Kanode of Moorcroft, Blanch and Nick Conom of Hudson, Wisc., and Claudette and Terry Wham of Billings, Mont.; brother-in-law, Floyd and Janet Kanode of Sundance, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. The service will also be on the First Presbyterian Church of Morecroft Facebook live so people may attend while being at home and social distancing. During service we will also maintain social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to LOGOS program of Moorcroft.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com