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Sharon Marie Raburn - October 15, 2009


Sharon Marie Raburn, 71, of Haigler, Neb., passed away Oct.6, 2009 in Tulsa, Okla. after a short illness. She was born to Emil Odean and Mae Stelzer Odean in North Platte, Neb. on May 1, 1938.
Sharon graduated from high school in Sutherland, Neb. and attended the University of Nebraska where she met her husband Darold Raburn. They were married on July 19, 1957 and had three children.
Darold and Sharon raised their children in Grant, Neb. where Darold owned the pharmacy and Sharon owned a specialty gift and card shop. After leaving Grant, they owned and operated several businesses throughout Nebraska and Colorado, but remained lifelong Cornhusker fans.
Their last business was located in Wray, Colo., but their love for restoring old homes led them to purchase a home in Haigler in 1983. They spent many years restoring and landscaping their property and antique hunting together.
Sharon was preceded in death by her husband Darolds, her father Emil Odean, and her grandson, Josh Jones.
Survivors include her mother, Mae Odean; daughters, Nancy and husband Ken Vasa of Monmouth, Ore., Peggy Raburn of Hays, Kan.; and a son, Ted and wife Jill Raburn of Claremore, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Ashley and husband Aaron Eskew, Sarah and husband Chris Desaire, Kate Flynn, Daniel and wife Samantha Flynn, Mackenzie Raburn, Evan Vasa, Ali Vasa, Jenny Flynn and four great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Adelle, Jaiden and Maison, and, of course, her cat Sam.
A memorial service will be planned for springtime.
Memorial donations may be made to Clarehouse, 7617 S. Mingo Rd. Tulsa, OK 74133; clarehouse.org.