Sharon L. Pughsley
Dec 23, 1946 - Jul 21, 2017
Sharon gained her wings on Friday, July 21, 2017, after a long battle with COPD. She will be so tremendously missed by all who knew her. Sharon, was kind and caring, and loved to the fullest. Her husband, Clarence Pughsley, preceded her in death on December 3, 2001. She leaves behind her three children, all of Sacramento, Clarence Pughsley Jr. (Tracey Pughlsey), Monique Dansby (Dana Dansby Sr.), and Michael Pughsley (Debra Pughsley). During her lifetime, Sharon became a grandmother and great grandmother to many, to include, Kevin, Vanessa, Desiree’, Tre’, Christopher, D’Shae, Alije’, Dana Jr, and Jaedon. She was also a great grandmother to Jaslene, Isabella, Ayden, Elijah, Matthew, Leilani, Micah, and the newest member of our family, Naomi. People that knew Sharon, knew of her love for animals. At any time, you could find her rescuing the neighborhood cats. Her love for her animals, was equivalent to her love for people. She leaves behind her dog, Sophie, which in the days leading up to her death, you could find laying outside of her door, or by her side, whimpering because she too, knew she was losing a good friend. Sharon worked for many years at The Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home, until she retired in 2002. Sharon was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she met her husband to be, Clarence Pughsley, and then began the life of a military wife as they traveled abroad, and their family began to grow. Clarence retired in 1981, were they settled down in North Highlands, CA, where Sharon has resided ever since. She was a fighter. Her spirit to live, outweighed her disease, and she was determined to live as much as she could this last year. It was important for her to be present at family events, and holidays. Even on days that she struggled to breathe, she was there. Her laughter was contagious, as she had developed quite the sense of humor. We were often surprised by her wittiness. On her last days, she found it in her heart to laugh, if even for a moment, thus relieving everyone’s sadness as we watched her deteriorating by the day. She lived, she laughed, she loved. She will forever remain in our hearts, and our love for her, undying.