Sharon Colleen Wing, 68, of Elk City, passed away in her sleep after a hard, long, battle with cancer which claimed her life Tuesday morning, February 19, 2008. She had been residing with her son in Elk City, where she spent her remaining days.
To those of us who were fortunate enough to know Sharon, we will always remember her positive, “can do” attitude, which she maintained all through her difficult ordeal.
Sharon was born on October 18, 1939, in Minnesota, but her family moved to Spokane, Washington when she was a very young girl. She graduated from high school in 1957 in Spokane.
Sharon was married when she was 28 years old to Bob Horrocks, and from that moment on, most of the rest of her life was spent on the back of a horse or around them, where she acquired all of the knowledge of a master horseman and all who knew her respected her opinion on the subject. She cooked in backcountry hunting camps, delivered first calf heifers, and lived the life of a rancher’s wife. Sharon’s true passion was horses and she was fortunate to spend most of her life doing what she loved.
Sharon is survived by her sister, Billye, of California, and may other cousins, nieces and nephews in California; her son, Cole Horrocks, who resides in Elk City with his wife and young son; and two other grandchildren, Hud and Fallon of Winchester, Idaho.
We will all miss Sharon, but we may all take some comfort in the knowledge that she is now at peace and free from pain, free to ride wherever the wind takes her on her best horse, with green grass underfoot, no fences, good water, with two good stock dogs at her side.
Goodbye Mom, we love you.
Cremation has taken place, and at Sharon’s request, no services will be held.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.blackmerfuneralhome.com.