July 14, 1942 - July 3, 2019
Sharon L. Knutsen passed away on July 3rd, 2019 just shy of her 77th birthday. She was born in Everett, Washington July 14, 1942 and grew up in Port Orchard Washington graduating from South Kitsap High School in 1960. She was a member of the National Honor Society. I believe the only thing she didn't get an A in was penmanship. She worked for Puget Power for awhile but spent our childhood being readily available as our mom! After we graduated and left home she went back to work/school at Martha and Mary in Poulsbo Washington and at 42 years old received her Certified Nursing Assistant License. Deciding the nursing home was not where she wanted to be, she went to work for Catholic Community Service as a Home Care Assistant and worked there until she retired. The week before her 70th birthday!! Sharon always encouraged John and I, and later Rachel to try new things. We played sports; baseball, soccer and football. She came to absolutely every single game. We wanted to play instruments. I played the clarinet and John played the trombone. (we both wanted to play drums but she did put her foot down on that idea) She came to every single concert. Whether it was painting (she let me paint a garden on her kitchen wall) or electric guitar she always encouraged and supported us. She was a Blue Bird Leader and involved in 4-H with us even when it meant building a chicken coop or hauling a cat to the fair!! Our house was the guaranteed after school snack house and I can remember my brothers friends relishing that fact. They, and eventually others, called her Mrs. Johnny. Sharon loved to read, mysteries mostly, although I believe she had the culprit figured out before she got to the end of the book! She loved her family and her cats. Her brother Jack Schilaty preceded her in death as did her husband Morris N Knutsen and her son, Johnathan L. Knutsen. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen M. Knutsen, Granddaughter Rachel M. Knutsen, Grandson Rowan J. Kienholz her sister Janet Anthony, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. She loved roses and that snowball bush in the front yard and the color blue. I believe my mom was the epitome of unconditional love. She welcomed everyone and I mean absolutely everyone into her house and her heart. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 In Lieu of flowers although flowers are nice, please make a donation to the cats at The Kitsap County Humane Society in her name. She would love that!
Sharon L. Knutsen passed away on July 3rd, 2019 just shy of her 77th birthday. She was born in Everett, Washington July 14, 1942 and grew up in Port Orchard Washington graduating from South Kitsap High School in 1960. She was a member of the... View Obituary & Service Information
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