A memorial service celebrating and remembering the life of long time Claremore business woman and civic leader, Sharon Brunson, will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Claremore.
Sharon passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 76. The family has entrusted DeLozier Funeral Service, Chelsea with Sharon's care.
Born in Nowata, OK on September 20, 1941 to Richard "Dick" and Helen (Whitchurch) Aymer, Sharon was raised and educated in her birth community. She graduated from Nowata High School with the class of 1959. After graduation Sharon went on to attend college and several trade schools that taught her the art of flower arranging. It was this training and her creativity that enabled her to own and operate Claremore Flowers and The Wild Orchid in Tulsa for over 20 years. The Wild Orchid was even recognized as Tulsa's best flower and gift shop.
Sharon married Jim Lambert in 1959. The couple eventually settled in Oologah where they raised their four children, Lori, Lon, Brad, and Amy. Sharon loved her family and family gatherings. She was proud of the many accomplishments her children had made. With all she did, Sharon was great at being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a gift of making each and every person in her life feel special. Sharon married Mike Brunson on November 15, 1985 and moved to Claremore. She was involved in numerous civic organizations with her husband Mike. Sharon was a member of the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and the Elks Lodge. It was said by many that Sharon loved Claremore and promoted the community she called home every opportunity that presented itself.
In later life and when free time was available, Sharon looked forward to attending her art class where she excelled at oil painting. You don't have to be in her home for very long before you see many of her favorite paintings adorning her walls. She loved to decorate. After selling the flower shops, customers and friends would still call her to decorate their homes for the holidays or to help plan the flowers for their children's weddings. Sharon was also an avid reader and loved to write rap songs. In fact her son Lon said there was one song in particular that she had written that was going to make her famous and all of them rich. She loved shopping, dancing, art, and life. And no list of what Sharon liked would be complete without saying she enjoyed going back to Nowata to visit family, friends, and just be in the town where she was raised.
This mother, grandma, sister, and friend will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Sharon is survived by her children, Lori Jolley and husband Jack, Lon Lambert and wife Pam, Brad Lambert and wife Joy, Amy Weaver, Anita Williams and husband Greg, and Dana Homer and husband John, grandchildren, Landen Lambert and wife Amanda, Amber Jolley, Lane Lambert and wife Brianna, Dillon Weaver and wife Jeanette, Logan Lambert, Luke Lambert and wife Michaela, Levi Weaver, Anna Jolley and Josh Moyer, Tara and Emily Williams and Raina and Jango Homer, great grandchildren, Lilly and Tessa Sweet, Diana and Cabton Weaver, Landry, Ella, and Lyla Lambert, Rowan Moyer and three more on the way, sister, Annette Rogers and husband Gene, brothers, Steve Aymer and wife Wanda, and Mark Aymer and wife Roberta, lifelong special friends, Lavon Forrester and Jim Reed. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband and the father of her children, Jim, husband, Mike Brunson, Darin Brunson, and lifelong friend, Patricia Snedden-Vargas.
Please view and sign Sharon's online tribute at www.delozierfunerlaservice.com
Published on January 11, 2018