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1933 Delores 2016

Delores Scharman

February 18, 1933 — November 18, 2016

Delores McKee Scharman (Dee)

1933 ~ 2016

Delores McKee Scharman was reunited with her sweetheart on November 18, 2016, passing away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Dick and Dee were married for over 62 years and after only four months of being apart, the veil could no longer separate them.

Dee possessed talents far exceeding her modest life circumstances. She made exquisite wedding cakes for friends and family, she wrote plays and poetry, she created arts and crafts with the skill and attention to detail of the best artists. She made heirloom-quality porcelain dolls. She carved Halloween pumpkins as elaborate as some of the world’s greatest sculptures and costumes that would have been at home in any theater production. Her penmanship was an art form. She was a superb chef, winning cooking competitions and well-loved for her crescent rolls, caramels, pies, and klushi cookies, and she never missed a day making breakfast for her sons and daughters before sending them off to school each morning.

Above all, devotion to family was the touchstone of her entire life. Nothing ever took precedence over her family. She regularly sacrificed her own needs and comfort in order to provide for her children and grandchildren; forgoing dining out, new clothes and shoes, home improvements, vacations, and other common comforts to dedicate her life to raising nine children and numerous grandchildren and paying for school activities and trips, new wrestling shoes, art supplies, sporting events and camps, scouting activities, athletic gear, missions, college, weddings.

Dee was born on February 18, 1933, in Orangeville, Utah, to Herald McKee and Anna Belle Guymon and later moved to Salt Lake City with her family. She married her sweetheart, Richard Evans Scharman, on April 23, 1954. They were later sealed in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on January 15, 1962.

Dee was the oldest of six children and is survived by her siblings, Marge, Larry, Earl and Jim, seven of her nine children, Robyn (Michael) Brade, Dan, Brian, Mark (Kim), Chris (Amy), Brett (Jodi), Scott (Robyn), 26 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dick, son Michael, daughter Carolyn, daughter-in-law Kymm (Dan) and their two sons, Chase and Christian, and her brother, Reese.

Dee lived her life as a manifestation of a timeless and simple wisdom, earned from a sometimes difficult life, modestly lived with quiet dignity: Honesty, hard work, making the most of whatever you are handed in life, doing the best you can at whatever you choose to do, humility, kindness, tolerance and acceptance, bearing our burdens with grace, lifting others in their burdens, charity, being dignified even in hardship, looking inward to solve problems and conflict. These were not merely words for her but the guiding foundation of her life.

The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at the Brighton 6th Ward, 2925 E. Bengal Blvd. (7800 S.). A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the day of the service at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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