Sharon Coddington June 7, 1948 – December 13, 2021
Celebration of Life
January 8, 2022
Sharon Louise Coddington unexpectedly passed away on December 13th, 2021, in Stallion Springs, California at the age of 73. As was usual, she was with her beloved husband of 49 years, Michael Lowell Coddington; Sharon passed peacefully in his gentle embrace at their home.
Sharon was born June 7th, 1948, to parents Clara Mae and Clay Jr. Easterling in Clearfield, Kentucky. Sharon was raised on a farm in Moorhead, Kentucky with her six siblings and later moved to Detroit, Michigan where she earned her high school diploma. She moved to California in 1970 to pursue a nursing career where she met her husband, Michael Coddington, the love of her life. Sharon and Michael Coddington married on June 9th, 1972, and they were later blessed with three children Michael, Richard, and Carlie.
Sharon earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of California at Dominguez Hills and forged an accomplished 40-year career as a registered nurse. In 2010 Sharon and Michael moved to Tehachapi, California, and retired. Sharon was a sacrificial, empathetic, and loving spirit with a contagious joy that sincerely celebrated life, family, and friends.
It always seemed as if anyone that met Sharon quickly grew to love her as a friend or a mentor or even insisted that they adopt her as a mother. Sharon was a consummate nurse with unrivaled rapport, countless awards, and an authentic passion for caring for others. She boldly faced challenging and intimidating situations with courage – at one time she responded to a catastrophic motorcycle wreck in front of her and Mike's home, helping save two critically injured people. Sharon received an award from the fire department for her expert first responder skills. She dedicated vast amounts of personal time after work to helping elderly and disadvantaged patients. Even during a short career break to start a family, Sharon ran a day care for neighborhood children in Lancaster, California. She was truly an inspiration to all as a parent, a friend, and a professional.
Sharon will always be remembered as a virtuous, cheerful, brave, and resilient woman with a playful, kind, and lighthearted demeanor. She even had a funny, famously endearing "elf dance" which always made people laugh and lifted their spirits. Sharon was so compassionate, she rescued wounded wild animals or stray pets and skillfully nursed them back to health. Sharon had many hobbies to include gardening, making handmade quilts, blankets, clothing, and toys for the children in her life. She enjoyed entertaining guests and cooking. Her favorite time of year was the Christmas season: she loved giving, enjoyed the brisk cool winter mornings, and being surrounded by loved ones that her innately motherly spirit could comfort, serve, and care for. Sharon changed so many lives with her selfless touch; her precious memories and life will be cherished by her loved ones, her departure mourned sorely, and her shining light in this world will not fade.
Sharon is peacefully reunited with our heavenly father in her eternal home. Left to honor and cherish Sharon is her husband of 49 years, Michael Lowell Coddington; oldest son, Michael Christopher (Angie) Coddington; youngest son, Richard Lowell (Ashley) Coddington; and daughter, Carlie (Michael) Bransford; grandchildren that Sharon adored, Gwen (19), Glen (16), Josh (14), Lilly (12), Alex (11), Annabelle (10), Mia (10), Natalie (10), Abigail (3); brother Ronnie and sisters, Dale, Tammy, Billie, and Sarah; nephew, Chris "Hayes" Coddington, as well as many other loved ones and friends. Sharon joins her loved ones in eternal rest, Clara Mae, and Clay Jr. Easterling (parents); Geraldine "Tootie" (sister); Harry Coddington (father-in-law); Roberta Coddington (mother-in-law); and Chris Coddington (brother-in-law). Proverbs 31:29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
A celebration of Sharon's life was held at Wood Family Funeral Services on December 29, 2021. The service officiant was Ron Pence. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Tunnel to Towers, Wounded Warriors or something similar was encouraged, as these were two charities that Sharon regularly supported.
Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit http://www.woodmortuary.net. Wood Family Funeral Service requires guests to practice social distancing and face masks/covering are highly recommended.