Sharon Louise Thorsby joined her beloved family and friends in heaven on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. She was born on January 15, 1955, in Royal Oak, Michigan and was the 4th child to Charles Deforest and Frances (Caudill) Thorsby. Sharon graduated from Royal Oak Kimball High School in 1973; she attended Central Michigan University, receiving her Associates Degree in Business.
From her youth, Sharon loved to talk about her memories of camping with her family (including Grandma) in a pop-up tent which made a total of seven along for the adventure! She loved to sing and play the piano; and being the 4th child, she had no problem pushing her way to the “front of the line”! With adventure in her heart, Sharon went to Phoenix to visit a college roommate and soon discovered the beautiful state of Arizona where she would reside for 25 years.
She worked as a legal assistant at various law firms and was dedicated to her profession. Away from work, well…. Sharon was the life of the party!
She always made an “entrance “and everyone wanted to get to know her, they were drawn to her smile and always enjoyed her wit and the contagious laughter that was imminent in her presence.
It was in Phoenix where Sharon met Liz Renteria and they would become life partners (22 years) and in 2016, they were married. Liz was the light in her eyes, they were bonded collectively as soul mates and best friends. Sharon is lovingly remembered by her wife, Liz Renteria; sister Carol (Thorsby) Glover and husband Bob; brother James Thorsby and wife Kristina Scarna-Thorsby. Father and Mother in-law Neto and Ernie Renteria; Brother and Sister-in-law Buck and Mae Renteria. Nephews and nieces and their families: Nathan Pawl, Michelle (Pawl) Gallagher, Greg Glover, Alicia Durga and Jahnna Glover, BJ Renteria and Michael (Renteria) Keller. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Martha (Thorsby) Pawl.
Sharon’s Celebration of Life will be honored on Thursday, November 10, 2022. In lieu of flowers the family kindly suggests contribution to Hospice of the Valley, In memory of Sharon Thorsby, Donate (hov.org).
The Family invites you to share a personal memory or sign the online guestbook.
My heart has been heavy for the loved ones of Sharon, and you have my deepest sympathy. May her Heavenly Father send you peace and comfort. She is not forgotten.
Sharon was a life of smiles , kindness, generosity and honesty!
My prayers for the family to find Peace and Strength through Jesus and your faith, it will see you through!
Sharon was a significant part of our families lives. There is so many wonderful memories. We will be sitting around campfires remembering events with Sharon like for instance a memorable Jeep ride in the desert.
“Sisters….sisters…there were never such devoted sisters”! Sharing and caring was truly her gift and the best devoted sister I was so blessed to have. We had a lot of fun growing up together and mom must have had fun putting us in matching dresses and outfits. But she was also a “little pistol”! She could tease and drive me nuts as only sisters can do to one another. She was witty, silly and could make you laugh at her impromptu humor. She will be sorely missed but will always be near in spirit.
We will meet again along with my other sister, Martha and parents. Rest In Peace dear sis. I love you.
Sharon “Auntie Sharon” was always one of my favorite people to speak with and enjoy her company. She was never without her wit and ability to inject laughter into every moment. Her ability to generate that laughter was one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers are with her and all who’s lives she touched.
Melissa, Nate, Madeline, and Jonathan
When we think of Aunt Sharon ,we think of SMILES! Whenever we saw her, she was always smiling and making everyone around her smile too. We will miss her wonderful bubbly personality. What a lovely, special soul, unlike any other in all the world.
Melissa, Nate, Madeline, and Jonathan
Liz, I am so sorry to hear about Sharon and for your loss. Much love to you and Sharon’s family. She was a gem and I will always remember her smile, her style and her sense of humor. I was so lucky our paths crossed.
Buck & Mae Renteria
Sharon came into our life September 2000, from the first ime we met her it was one laugh after another. She brought sunshine during a difficult time, she helped the family when my brother passed…she was there to support, provide assistance and willing to take on any task with a smile and words of encouragement. She is missed and there will be a void in our lves. We will always be grateful to her for the joy and love she brought to Elizabeth’s life.
Buck & Mae
My deepest condolences to Liz and to all of Sharon’s extended family, Sharon’s tremendous capacity for good humor was a gift to all who came in contact with her, When she laughed it was impossible not to forget one’s troubles and laugh along with her. She will be missed.
Sharon was a wonderful person, partner, sister and friend. She had a great work ethic and would work circles around these young employees. She had such quick wit, a beautiful smile and was the funniest person I knew. I think of these qualities daily when I think of her and it makes me smile through the tears. I reflected on Thanksgiving on how thankful and blessed I was to have had her in my life. She was my friend, partner, my love, my life and I miss her terribly. I no she’s now at peace, without pain and my Angel in Heaven, with me all the time. I love and miss you Sharon.
Sharon was my youngest sister who could charm you upon your first meeting. Growing up she definitely was a pistol but as she matured and found her way, she came into herself and was comfortable with who she was. She will be sorely missed but as said, we will all be together in Heaven.