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Sharon Thomas Hess

Sharon Thomas Hess, 90, of Malad City, Idaho, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on May 24, 2024.

Sharon was born June 12, 1933, in Malad, Idaho to Morris Thomas and Maude Harris Thomas. She was raised and educated in St. John Elementary and then attended Malad High School, graduating in 1951.

Following graduation, Sharon began dating Ferris Hess and they were eventually married on October 15, 1952.  They were later sealed in the Logan Temple on March 29, 1965.  They made their home in Malad where they have lived since.  Sharon worked at various jobs during her lifetime including Nurses Aide, Hess Lumber, Allen Drug, Oneida Genealogy, Telephone Operator, and also took care of children in her home.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and served in many various callings.  Sharon was very talented and enjoyed a variety of activities. She was an excellent seamstress and sewed clothing for her children and costumes for many events.  She also enjoyed art and all types of crafts, one of her favorites being her doll collection.  She enjoyed dancing and took clogging lessons from her daughter when she was 53.  She loved singing and she shared her talent as a member of the Malad Community Chorus for over 20 years.

Family was first and foremost in her life and she was her kids and grandkids’ number one fan.  She and Ferris attended every sporting event, school event, church activity, dance recital, graduation, wedding, missionary farewell, and blessing, etc. that they could until health made travel difficult.  She loved to travel, and she and Ferris went on many trips and cruises with family and friends.  

Sharon is survived by Ferris, her husband of 71 years; children, Greg Hess, Sid Hess, Kim (Lee) Hess, Teresa (Phil) Runkel, Todd (Cheryl) Hess; 17 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren; brother Red Monte (Janice) Thomas.  She was preceded in death by her granddaughter
Tiffany Baker.  

A viewing will be held at the Horsley Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 29 from 7 PM to 8 PM and Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11:30.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 12 noon at the 6th Ward Chapel.   Additional obituary information available on the Horsley Funeral Home website.  

Ferris and his family would like to express their appreciation to all of the “Home Health Care” workers who provided health care, support, and friendship. 

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