La Grande, Oregon

Sharron Skaggs Waymire, 60, of Granger, Wash., and formerly of La Grande, died April 1 at her home after a long battle with cancer. A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. Friday at the Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, Wash., with burial to follow at the Zillah Cemetery.

Mrs. Waymire was born Nov. 26, 1946, to Everett and Wilma Skaggs in La Grande. She graduated from Gem State Academy in 1965 and earned a teaching certificate from Walla Walla College in 1971.

On Nov. 2, 1975, she married Larry David Waymire in Granger, where the couple made their home. Sharron taught school full-time then continued as a substitute teacher while her children were in school. She was also the bookkeeper for the family business, Waymire Mechanical.

Sharron enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, working in her yard, going to the mountains and the ocean, visiting lighthouses, reading and writing. She cherished time with her family. The pianist for the Granger Seventh-day Adventist Church for several years, Sharron was also involved in many of the church’s activities.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Waymire of Granger; children, Angela Waymire, Andrew Waymire and Michael Waymire, all of Granger; brothers and their wives, Don and Charlotte Skaggs of La Grande and Ken and Margaret Skaggs of Delta, Utah. She was preceded in death by a brother, Arlie Skaggs.

Memorials may be made to the ADRA or the Wellness House, 210 S. 11th Ave., Yakima, Wash. 98902.

The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 7, 2007 Published: April 7, 2007