Sharon P. Ickes
She was born Friday, August 21, 1953, at Memorial Hospital of Bedford County, a daughter of the late Allen Eugene Cooper and Anita L. ( Barr) Cooper of Chaneysville, who survives along with her daughter, Jammie L. Valdivia, and husband George Valdivia, of Clearville; four grandsons: Colby, Brendon, Ryan and Corey; three sisters: Donna Poe of Sanford, Fla.; Sandra Shearer, of Shippensburg; and Karen Deremer of Breezewood; two brothers: David Cooper of Chaneysville and Allen Cooper of Chaneysville; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in passing by a sister, Susan Cooper.
She was a graduate of Everett Area High School, Class of 1972. After graduation she began working as a waitress in Breezewood at the Union 76 Truck Stop and several other restaurants in Breezewood before beginning her work as an arc welder at Cannondale in Bedford.
From 1992 to 2010, she worked as a farrier, shoeing and caring for horses in the Bedford and Fulton County areas.
At home, she enjoyed any activity to do with horses, especially trail riding, and also enjoyed listening to country music, line dancing and teaching others the dance, and spending time and traveling with her pet Jack Russell terrier Pee Wee, and her Australian cattle dog, Belle. She will be greatly missed for her sense of humor and her determination to care for her family and friends in a kind and honest way .
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Everett. Rev. James R. West officiated.
Private burial will be held by her family. Memorial contributions made be made in memory of Sharon to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.