Sharon R. Elder

September 17, 2013

By Contributor

Sharon (Fricke) Elder, of Issaquah, passed away at Overlake Medical Center on Sept. 7, 2013.

She was born in Trail, B.C., on May 11, 1945, the daughter of the late Alvin & Ruby (Messer) Fricke.

Sharon R. Elder

Sharon R. Elder

Sharon was married to Jim Elder for 42 years. She was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Renton.

Sharon began nursing in 1987, upon graduation from Bellevue Community College, and joined the oncology staff at Overlake Medical Center, Bellevue in 1989. She became a certified oncology nurse. She retired from nursing in 2012.

Nursing was her dream from childhood and she loved her work. She also loved animals and had many dogs and cats. She is survived by her dog “Taffy.”

She is also survived by her husband Jim, daughter Tanya, son Scott (Angie), granddaughter Taylor, grandson Bailey, brother Wayne and numerous cousins.

Sharon was preceded in death by her brother Donald and her parents.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at The Calvary Baptist Church, 1032 Edmonds Ave. N.E., Renton, WA 98056. The church invites you to share a potluck after the service.

Please sign the online guestbook at

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