Sharon Gruver Fauss died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 following a diagnosis of brain cancer in April. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Robert, and was received into Heaven by her loved ones. Sharon had a strong faith and commitment to those she loved.
She was born March 8, 1945 in Mansfield Hospital and was the daughter of Paul and Laverne (Van Arnhem) Gruver. While growing up in Loudonville, Sharon had a love of music and played piano, oboe and saxophone. In high school, Sharon was involved in plays, band, choir, school newspaper, honors math. After graduating from Loudonville High School in 1963 she attended Bowling Green State University in liberal arts. She later graduated from Franklin University in Columbus with a degree in business administration in 1973. She worked for Huntington National Bank in Columbus as a program analysis. Sharon moved to California in 1981. While there, she met her husband and they were married Aug. 13, 1988. Sharon retired three times from systems and programming and then again from being a park ranger at Don Pedro Recreation Agency.
After retiring as a park ranger for Don Pedro Lake Boating and Fishing, she and Robert moved to Central Point Oregon. Family was extremely important to Sharon and they traveled often to family events. She loved their dog, Mr. Kelly. Being an avid bridge player, Sharon owned a bridge club and performed duties as a director. She achieved Life Masters for bridge and traveled to many bridge tournaments.
Sharon is survived by her husband Robert Fauss, sisters Patricia (Joe) Fisher, Teresa (Jarrell) Baughman and sister-in-law, Shirley Jobes. She cherished her nieces and nephews, as well as extended family on her husband’s side.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Thomas Gruver.
A funeral mass and a celebration of her life was held at Sacred Heart Church in Medford, Oregon. Donations in Sharon’s memory can be sent to Loudonville High School in Ohio or to St. Jude’s Cancer Research for Children.