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Date of Birth: August 24, 1960

Date of Death: March 24, 2019

Sharon L. Ridley, 58, of Phoenix, Arizona died unexpectedly, Sunday March 24, 2019 at her home. At the time of her death, Sharon's hand was held by her loving and compassionate dear friend. Sharon was born August 24, 1960, in Davenport, to Elmer and Dorothy Marten. She graduated from North Scott High School, Eldridge IA. Sharon later went on to graduate from Scott Community College, Bettendorf IA, with an Interior Design Degree. Sharon worked for many years as an Interior Designer in Davenport, IA. The past 16 years Sharon worked as a legal assistant for Hammerman & Hultgren PC Law Firm, in Phoenix, AZ. Sharon was beautiful inside and out. She loved unconditionally and with her whole heart. Sharon's smile would fill a room and her love radiated from that smile. She circled herself with strong friendships built on love and laughter. Sharon enjoyed Farmer's Markets and her daytrips with her best friend, Bev. She loved the outdoors and her daily walks in the neighborhood with her dogs, Charlie and Peaches. Sharon had a love for big dogs and belonged to many non-profit dog rescue groups. Sharon is survived and loved by a host of family and friends, as well as her dogs Charlie and Peaches. Sharon was preceded in death by her son, Adam Keller, and her father, Elmer Marten. May they all rest in peace together again. As we grieve the loss of our beloved Sharon, please remember that life is short. Tell your loved ones that you love them. Tell them that you care. Give them lots of hugs, as Sharon loved to give hugs. And remember Sharon will be watching over each of us until we are blessed to meet again.

Service Information

Per her wishes, Sharon will be laid to rest in Walcott, IA. A celebration of Life will be held at a later time.


Memorials may be made to your favorite non-profit animal rescue group, in her honor.