December 30, 1938 – August 24, 2021
Sharron Lynne Walters (née Baker) died at age 82. Born on December 30, 1938 to Bill and Marge Baker, she grew up in North Vancouver, spending lots of time with family on Adderley Street and briefly living in logging camps with her parents. Moving to the Cariboo when she was 11, she spent the majority of her life in Buffalo Creek.
Growing up, she rode her palomino Duchess, played baseball on the boys’ team at Forest Grove and worked in her mom’s coffee shop. She fondly remembered shenanigans from her time in the dorms at Williams Lake, where she made many lifelong friends.
She married the love of her life, Alex Walters, in 100 Mile House on April 2, 1960. Soon after, they moved into a house they built themselves, where they welcomed three children.
Anyone who stopped by the yellow house in Buffalo Creek was greeted with, “Come in, coffee’s on,” and plates of Sharron’s baked goods. She was particularly known for her pies, butter tarts, cookies and salsa. And that’s not even mentioning her cakes—works of art sculpted and painted in frosting.
Sharron drove fast (and stopped abruptly), always arrived early to events (often too early), grew the most beautiful garden (making it look easy), took excellent care of the local bird population (especially the hummingbirds), spent her evenings reading (usually murder mysteries) and watching TV (mostly crime shows), loved Halloween (and went all out on decorations), liked to dance on tables at weddings (that’s how you knew it was a good party) and hang out with Digger (who was “not her dog,” but doted on her nevertheless).
She had a wicked sense of humour and a broad grin. A natural athlete with a competitive spirit, she loved baseball, bowling, golf, going to bingo and playing cards with friends. Surviving on a diet of black coffee, peanut butter on toast and quick smoke breaks, Sharron was tough as nails and stubborn as hell.
She is already greatly missed by her family and friends.
Sharron is predeceased by her husband Alex Walters. She’s survived by her brother Garry Baker; her children Steve (Debra), Marty (Byron) and Greg (Sheryl); her granddaughters Kendall (Brian), Dezarae (Pirmin), Sarina (Reid) and Chantelle (Tyler); and her great-granddaughter Kenzie.
Her family is holding an open house for her on Oct. 2 from noon until Steve gets cold at 4985 Monical Road in the 108.
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