Sharon Rae Caswell

Jul 24, 1948 - Feb 17, 2012


Sharon was born July 24, 1948, in Lafayette, Indiana and passed away in Sacramento on February 17, 2012 at the age of 63. She was a devoted daughter to Charles and Martha Hanley and a loving big sister to Colleen and Tara. She married her soul mate, Chipper Caswell, on December 5, 1970 and gave birth to two children, Erik Alan and Chandra Marie.
After raising her children, she found her calling, teaching 2nd grade at Florin Elementary School, in South Sacramento, for 22 years.
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary has been entrusted with carrying out Sharon’s final wishes that she be cremated.


  • Erik A. Caswell says:

    Mama, I got to have 35 years with you and it wasn’t enough. You made me into the man I am today. I still cannot believe you’re gone. I am going to miss you everyday. I love you so much.

  • Chip Caswell says:

    The love of my life is gone. Thank you for giving me a wonderful family and a great life. I will love you and miss you for the rest of my life.

  • Lori Rae Shingle says:

    Sharon impacted my life the first moment we meet. Her love and spirit welcomed me with open arms. I love you Mom and will always keep you in my heart. Thank you for having Chandra and raising such a beautiful and loving daughter. You gave me one of the best gifts ever, my Best Friend. Thank you. You will forever live in your husband, Erik, Chandra and Ray, Angelica and all the other lucky people you touched.

  • Chandra Johnson says:

    Mom, I still can’t believe you are gone. You were such a strong woman. Everything you did, you did with your whole heart. I can not put into words how much I love you. I am so thankful everytime someone tells me how much like you I am. I will carry you in my heart always and look forward to the day that you, Dad, Erik, and I can be together again. I love you. I miss you. Goodbye.

  • Ron Caswell says:

    Sharon: Youre gone much too soon. But, you can be proud of the life you built with Chip, Erik and Chandra. You gave love to every person and every animal you met. Time spent with you was always full of joy and laughter. Much of the laughter was at your expense, but you always were a good sport. You will be missed. Love, Ron

  • Marilyn Kenney says:

    I will miss you Aunt Sharon. You were a great source of laughter, joy and fun in my life. I had recently been thinking of you and planing to see you this Fall, on our trip to California, so that my children you could you. I am sorry that they will not get to meet you and experience your love of life, laughter and love. Marilyn

  • Marie Jankowski says:

    Sharon, I hope that you know how much you mean to me and how you have helped me through the 10 years of knowing you! We have not been as close over the last few years but I have always thought of you as my second mother. The world will not be the same without you in it. You can now ride again with your black stallion while Cherry runs right beside you in the beautiful green pastures. Please watch over us and keep us safe!!! I love you Sharon Rae and look forward to seeing you again soon!! Save a ride for me πŸ˜‰

  • Meena Brothers says:

    Dear Sharon, I still remember the first time we met. You welcomed me so warmly and later yelled at Erik & Jeff when they pushed me into the deep end of the pool. And that was you, you always came to the rescue of anyone who needed you. I can truly say that your zest for life, your infectious laughter, and the love you extended to all who met you will never be forgotten. Thank you for always supporting Jeff and I, keeping me out of the deep end of the pool, and all the wonderful laughs. I love you and will forever hold you in my heart.

  • Rick Caswell says:

    Goodbye Sharon. You are gone too soon. I am going to miss your sweetness, goofiness and your very caring nature.Time spent with you was time spent laughing.You live on in Erik and Chandra.They are so much like you.Thanks for taking care of Chip. Love,Rick.

  • Colleen Wolff says:

    Sharon, Growing up we never did see eye to eye at times, but you were always there for me when I truly needed you. I still cannot wrap my mind around the fact that you are gone. I know that you are with Mom and Dad and you are smiling down on all of us. I love you so very much and will miss you everyday for the rest of my life.

  • Angelica Phillips says:

    Grammy, You were a big part of my life.You were such a great woman.You guys took me in as a god-child when I was a little baby.And even though my real grandparents wanted nothing to do with,Grampy,Chan,Ray,and Erik more than made up for it.You were one of the greatest people to touch my life.And one day,we will all see you again.You will be forever in all of our hearts.I love you Grammy. Rest in paradise.

  • Kirstan Powers says:

    Aunt Sharon, You are remembered through so many wonderful memories filled with lots of laughter. You are loved by so many who will cherish the times shared with you. We pray for strength to help those who are coping. Much, much love, Kirstan, Todd, Brady & Brooke Powers

  • Jeff Brothers says:

    With a heavy heart I am writing this in rememberance of the wonderful Sharon. So full of life she would always bring a smile to my face and warmth only a mother can provide. We will miss you Sharon, you touched everyone that knew you and we are all blessed to have been able to share your life. With Love, Jeff

  • Angela Brothers says:

    Sharon was a wonderful lady full of happiness and loved to have a great laugh. It was obvious she enjoyed being with children and loved all animals. We have all enjoyed sharing life’s moments with Sharon and the Caswells and she will be missed. We love you, Angela and Ryan

  • mary adamson says:

    another angle has been added to watch over us she will be dearly missed but always in the hearts of many if you need anything just let us know.

  • Leigh Hiers says:

    Sharon, I am truly thankful to have had you in my life. I treasured your eagerness to laugh about anything and to love everyone. I think your sense of humor is one quality that we all admiredÒ€¦ and made me wonder what you were plotting next! You adored your family and we adored you. You have graced my life more than you will ever know. My words fall so short in describing how much you will be missed. Sharon, you were my friend. I love you and will miss you.

  • sherry kenney says:

    I will miss you alot and my prays are with you. We need to keep in contact alot better than we have in the past. Love you

  • Robbie Wolff says:

    I will miss you so much Aunt Sharon take care and I will see you again soon.

  • Steven & Kristine Brothers says:

    Sharon, it saddens us that someone who enjoyed life as much as you is no longer with us. You were able to make every family gathering memorable just by being you and sharing your warm personality. You were a born leader and teacher, it was the perfect profession for you. You were able to see a greater potential in everyone and didn’t give up on anything. You have left your unique mark on countless students, animals, family and friends. You will be missed.

  • Michael Moffatt says:

    Aunt Sharon, I will always remember your smile. My favorite memory is when Jennifer and I stayed with you and Chip as we drove through California on our way to moving her to Phoenix with me. Living in California now I wish I had planned a visit so you could have met our son Xavier. He turned 1 just a few days before you passed. We all love you very much and are thankful for the memories you gave us. Keep smiling! Xavier does have a message for you – doh, doh, doh, noooo, yeaaah hi! Love Michael, Elizabeth and Xavier.

  • Tara Head says:

    Sharon, I am at such a loss for words! It has been a month since you left us and I still cannot grasp that you are gone. I know we were there with you, but as our lives have continued on I still look forward to this summer and being able to share so much with you! I see your sweet face, I see your amazing smile, I hear your voice, and I hear your contagious laughter. I love you and miss you so very much! It has truly been and honor and a blessing to be your little sister and I just thank you for being who you were and what you stood for, the inspiration you have always been to me! I take comfort in the way you would want all of us to keep your memory close, not with sorrow, but with peace and joy, the very example that you lived! I will forever keep you in my heart! Much much love to you our sweet Sharon! “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

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