Sharon Millett died peacefully in her home on November 3, 2017.
She is survived by her husband Cecil Millett; her 5 children Claudia, Claire, Brian, Doug, and Arin; her 14 grandchildren and 22 (+3 on their way) great grandchildren.
Sharon was born in Logan Utah on February 11, 1930 and soon afterwards her family moved to Huntington Park where she went to school. While Sharon was in High School she studied theatre arts including dancing, art, drama, and stage make-up as well as being a member of the Aquacade syncopated water ballet.
On September 22, 1950 Sharon was married to Cecil Millett in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints St. George Temple in Utah. After their wedding the couple moved to Lake Arrowhead, CA where they had 4 children, Claudia, Claire, Brian, and Doug.
In 1962 Sharon and Cecil with their 4 children moved to the Santa Ynez Valley where Cecil was a Spanish Teacher and Driver's Training Teacher. Soon came child number 5, Arin. During their time in Santa Ynez, Sharon put her theatre arts education to use by contributing the Santa Ynez High School Drama productions with stage make-up and painting the props.
Because Sharon so loved helping out at the High School she became a Teacher's Aid at Solvang Elementary School and served for over 25 years. Her favorite classes to help with were the students with special needs. One time when one of her students had figured out how to cheat she came home so proud because this meant he knew where to find the answers! She found such joy in teaching children!
Sharon's love of teaching came from her love for her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she was a devoted member for 79 years and a Sunday School teacher for over 40 years. In addition to her service in many church callings Sharon and her husband Cecil served a Mormon mission in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission from 1995 to 1997.
But this is not the end of Sharon's many talents and loves; she also studied Japanese Bunka (painting with thread) under Master Teacher Marlene Tibbits winning many awards for her art.
The funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Solvang on Friday, November 10 with the viewing at 9:00 AM and services at 10:00 AM. All are welcome to attend, so is purple.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors