Sharon Barbara (Cutter) Mathews

June 8, 1938 - January 1, 2017

Sharon Barbara Mathews was born June 8, 1938 in Oregon City to George and Naomi Cutter. She passed away January 1, 2017 at the age of 78.

Sharon grew up on a farm outside of Molalla with her younger brother John, and graduated from Molalla Union High School in 1956.

Sharon moved to Portland after graduation and worked for the Oregon Pharmacy Board. She and her first husband, Clarke Murphy had two children, Kelly Anne and Mark Raymond. After she and Clarke divorced, Sharon went to work for a law firm where she stayed until 2004, when health issues forced her into retirement.

Her son Mark passed away in 1976, and Sharon's relationship with her daughter was very close.

Sharon loved to travel, and went on many adventures. She took a trip with her mother, brother and sister-in- law to Ohio and Pennsylvania to meet members of her father's family. They squeezed in a visits to Gettysburg, Lancaster County and Niagara Falls. She took bus trips with her mother to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and Glacier national parks.

Most of her trips were with her daughter Kelly. They visited Disneyland numerous times, Disney World, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, a return trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania, Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia and many trips to the coast, especially Lincoln City.

After retiring, Sharon enjoyed getting together with friends for lunch. She had a 15th of the Month group that she rarely missed. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading the daily paper and treasure hunting in thrift and antique shops.

Sharon is survived by her daughter Kelly Stacey (spouse Wes Ferguson) and her brother John Cutter.