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Sharon Rebecca Salman




Sharon Rebecca Salman went to her forever home with Jesus on March 7, 2020.

Sharon was born in Akron, OH in 1943; she lived her early years in West Virginia, Michigan, and Florida. She graduated from Pompano Beach High School in 1961. Sharon’s adult life was spent mostly in North Carolina, and in 1976, she moved to Colorado.

In 1982, Sharon married Howard Salman and brought together their 8 children. With her background in care-giving and health, Sharon became an EMT in her 40s and worked with the Longmont Emergency Unit. Sharon was also a licensed CNA for many years.

In 1985-1987 Sharon lived in Saudi Arabia with her husband, Howard. Sharon and Howard pursued their passions of travel, remodeling homes, and later owned and operated two assisted living homes in Hugo and Craig, CO, where they helped many seniors and their families with eldercare. Sharon’s interests included family, healthcare, cooking, gardening, and travel. Sharon loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Sharon is preceded in death by Howard, her loving husband of 37 years, and her parents, John and Ruth O’Brien of Lewisburg, WV.

She is survived by her sister, Annie Allen; her brother, Tom O’Brien (Carolyn); daughter, Kim Dietz (Mike), grandson, Gus Mircos (Amanda), great grandson, Max/grandsons, Bryce and Cole Dietz; son, Trae King (Liz), grandsons, Trapper and Tyler King; daughter, Karen Yaden (Allen); daughter, Kathy Lovely (Torgun), granddaughter, Hannah, and grandson, Mathias;

Son, Lance King, grandsons, Drew and Sam King; stepson, Chris Salman (Teresa), grandson, Brandon Salman (Taylor), granddaughter, Luna; granddaughter, Amanda Byars (Matt), great-grandaughters, Haley, Madison, and Brynlee; stepson, Jeff Salman (Melanie), grandson, Mateo, and granddaughter, Adrianna; stepdaughter, Renee Manske, and granddaughter, Amber, and grandson, Derek.

There will be a memorial service this upcoming summer in West Virginia.

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Dignity Memorial is in charge of arrangements.

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