Obituary: Sharon Louise Ragan, May 28, 1941-Nov. 6, 2010
Sharon Louise Ragan, was born Sharon Louise Bechdolt in Reno, Nev. on May 28, 1941. Sharon was a member of the Tahoe City Community for 69 years. Sharon graduated from Truckee High School. Sharon had seven children, three with her first husband Michael Edward (Big Mick) Daniels, Together they had, Michael Edward (Little Mickey) Daniels Jr., Matthew Carl Daniels, and Martha Ann Daniels-Schoonmaker. Sharon married Thomas Jay Ragan on Dec. 19, 1970. They were married just short of 40 years. Together they had John Jay Ragan, Luke Thomas Ragan, Mark James (Buggy) Ragan, and Melinda Marie Ragan-Connell. Then there was the highlight of her life, Sharon had 13 grandchildren with two more due before the end of this year. Kristen Nicole Daniels (18), Jessica Katelyn Daniels (17), Kylie Jane Daniels (13), James Clinton (JC) Schoonmaker (10), Mera Daniels Schoonmaker (7), Leah Nicole Ragan (5), Samantha Rhea Ragan (3), John Jay Ragan (1), Brett Michael Ragan (2), Bodie Robert and Wyatt Thomas Ragan (due by the end of the year), Abbi Reid Ragan (5), Thomas Cameron Ragan (3), Michaela Marie Connell (5) and, Isabell Ragan Connell (2). Sharon is also survived by her brothers Carl Park Bechdolt, Patrick Kevin Bechdolt, Laurence Calvin Bechdolt and sister Melinda Sue Belding. Sharon was preceded in leaving by her parents Carl and Elsie Bechdolt, her sister Christine Rukala and her eldest son Michael Edward (Little Mickey) Daniels. Sharon and Tom also recognized several relatives and friends of their children, as part of their big family, giving them a roof over their head. Sharon was an owner of the Tahoe City Golf Course, and encouraged children to get involved with golf. Tom and Sharon moved from Tahoe in 1990-1996 to Washington state. It broke Sharonand#8217;s heart to leave the Tahoe community for this period but, she was able to touch many lives in Washington in the short amount of time she spent up there. Tom and Sharon returned to Tahoe so she could be close to her grandchildren. Sharon was involved in sports growing up and was a super fan of all of her childrenand#8217;s sporting events, especially Truckee Pioneer football and North Tahoe High School football. Sharon will be deeply missed by her family and friends and now sits comfortably with our Lord in heaven.
As a reflection of Sharonand#8217;s giving nature we ask that you donate to Hospice in lieu of flowers.
Services for Sharon Ragan will be Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 starting at the First Baptist Church, Tahoe City, 11 a.m. followed by a burial at the Trails End Cemetery. A Celebration of Life at the Tahoe City Golf Course starting at 1 p.m.
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