NLJ Staff


April 23, 1940–June 29, 2021

Sharon Sweet, age 81, passed away on June 29, 2021, at her home in Gillette, Wyo., after a vigilant fight with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Sharon G. Sweet was born on April 23, 1940, to Merrill  and Norine (McDougal) Tate in Wheatland, Wyo.

The family resided at Chugwater for a short time before moving to Riverton, Wyo. The Johnson Fuel Liners formed, and the family then moved to Newcastle for work. The family resided in Newcastle. Sharon attended school from the first through the 12th grade and graduated in 1958. In October 1958 she married Eugene Sweet. The couple lived in Newcastle until 1968 then moved to Miles City, Mont., for a year before moving to Gillette, and have resided there till Sharon passed away.

Sharon worked for Decker’s Quik Shop on Highway 14-16 and Highway 59 for
25 years.

She loved to play cards, Bridge being her favorite. Sharon taught Bridge in Miles City and Gillette, and no one was better than her. She had two or three VCRs recording or playing a movie while she was knitting, crocheting, quilting, puzzles or counted cross stitch. 

Sharon loved to work on jigsaw puzzles and would complete a 1,000-piece puzzle in two days. She had numerous hobbies that kept her busy.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Sweet; daughters, Toni (Bruce) Coggashall and Donna (Bill) Harris; son, Cecil “Butch” Sweet; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Carl; her brothers, Duane, Cecil and Ronnie; and her sister, Minta (Earl) Gray.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her name to benefit St. Jude’s or the Gillette Animal Shelter. Memorials. Condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716.


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