Sharon L. Johnson (Finlayson)

(Finlayson), Sharon L. Johnson

Clint, Kathy, & Family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to ease your pain although I wish there were. Just know you have a huge "extended" family that is here for you. If you guys need anything at all, don't hesitate to call Justin or I. We love you all!

Justin, Corinna
Tegan & Kaitlin
Life Is But A Stopping Place
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys.

Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the lord

I will miss Sharon dearly she was the best friend anyone could ask for and a lovely lady not a mean bone in her body. My heart is with you all.
No words come to mind that are good enough to say to ease your sorrow, but I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a beautiful person.

A Piece Of Me Gone

My long time friend, Sharon,
died on Thursday morning.
She was one of my dearest
and closest friends.
I know I should be sad, but
something about how Sharon
lived has made me comforted
by her death.
I knew her when we were both
children, camping with her
parents and running along
the Wind River.

Later as young mothers I remember
her pregnant with her last one
and not knowing how to leave the
other four while she was gone to
the hospital.
When she called I came in the middle
of the night, we gathered sheets and
towels for the ride to town, but not
nearly quick enough. The baby
was born at the second light on
main street--we always laughed about
how I when wakened in the middle
of the night, had said, "can you call someone else?"
I remember playing cards with
her four and our two running around
the table. Our husbands not quite
liking each other, but so used to being
on the edge that it was good for us, and
cooling for them.

Later when my son died, she came, and
she listened to my sobs, anger, craziness
through the summer and the next year.
I couldn't have done it without her.
Losing her for a few years, finding her
again in Elko. Lunch captured between
Albertson's and home.

And now later still, as we edged through
late nights chatting via Yahoo
her trying hard to find peace after that
baby girl had died as a young mother.
Sharon, running across a field through the lambs,
gathering kids for 4-H camp, washing a steer at
the fair grounds, baking coconut cookies for a
school Christmas party, drinking Pepsi out on the
porch with a cigarette--these are my real memories
of Sharon.

Loving those kids and grandkids more than
her own life.
Leaning into life through them
and for them,
but never complaining, never bitter,
never mean.
There was a place at her home
for everyone.
Sharon, I see you smiling,
that little tipped turn of your
I miss you already and I know
your children and grandchildren
will miss you the rest of their lives.
I wish God's speed my friend, there
running with your long legs,
brown hair shining and smiling all the
way home. SB May 2010

Please know that I love all of you. Clint, Darla, Sheila, and Angela and your families, I'm very sorry for your loss; your mother was a kind, good person and she loved you all. Keep her memories and she will be with.
Love, Sally and Joshua Bartlett
My condolences to the family Sending prayers of strength and support so that you may find some of the peace Sharon now knows
I was so sad to hear of the death of Sharon. I graduated with her from high school and always thought of her as a dear friend. My thought and prayers to all of the family.
To the Finlayson Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Sharon graduated with our RHS class of 1969. She will be missed.

Linda Samuelson
Casper, Wy
RHS Class of 1969.

To the family of Sharon,

John and I were so sorry to hear of your loss! Sharon was a patient of ours for so many years. She was always so sweet and kind and we cared about her so much. I am sure you all will miss her so and she was such a special person.

Please know how much we are thinking of you all.Take Care,

Gina Sherwood