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Sharon Jean Sexton
Sharon Jean Sexton, 53, of Piedmont South Dakota passed away on February 7, 2011 within the comforts of her home and with her family by her side. Sharon Jean was born in Denver, Colorado on November 13, 1957 to Jerrie and Paul Tedrow. Six years later her parents moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the remainder of her childhood. She attended Mitchell High School graduating in 1975. It was in the high school library where she met her high school sweetheart Tom Sexton. They were married on February 11, 1975 at Unity in the Rockies Church. The family moved to San Antonio Texas in 1989 where Sharon Jean attended college at University of Texas at San Antonio, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in History in 1992. In the following six years Tom and Sharon Jean relocated the family and made home in Pinetop, Arizona and Missoula, Montana before settling down in Rapid City, South Dakota. In Rapid City, Sharon Jean played in the bluegrass community, loved to write songs and sing duets with husband Tom. She owned the small business Plant World and in her spare time she volunteered at the Dahl Theater, took art classes, piano and voice lessons and trained her five beloved dogs. Sharon Jean found complete joy in visiting and spending time with her four children and five grandchildren. Her eldest son Matthew Sexton from Platteville, Wisconsin his wife Cyrena and their three daughters Miranda, Clarissa and Jeanie. Second eldest, daughter Shellie Jean Nelson from Bozeman, Montana her husband Benjamin, daughter Mia Jean and son Tristin. Youngest daughter Hollie Sexton from Bozeman, Montana and youngest son Ryan Paul Sexton from Watertown, South Dakota and wife Audra. A service will be held on February 10, 2011 at 11:00am at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service, Serenity Springs Chapel of Tranquility in Rapid City, SD. A reception will immediately follow the service at Serenity Springs. In lieu flowers the family suggests a memorial contribution be made to American Brain Tumor Association at www.abta.org. The family would like to thank all of those who shared loved and friendship with Sharon Jean and stayed by her side during her battle with cancer.