Kathryn (Kathy) Hood Sharp was born February 2, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Rupert Leo Hood and Hulda Pauline Olson Hood Gutherie. She passed away July 2, 2016 at her Salt Lake home, surrounded by her loved ones. On March 27, 1944 Kathy married her eternal partner Joseph Silvan Sharp.
Due to World War II, Kathy graduated from West High School at the age of seventeen. She and Joe married when they were eighteen. After Joe returned from the war, they moved to Omaha, Nebraska where Joe worked for his brother-in-law at A.C. Nelson. That job allowed the two to travel the world. When Joe passed in 1984, Kathy moved back to Salt Lake. She lived at several locations throughout the valley.
During her life she had many roles, but those of mother, grandmother, and great grandmother were the most important to her. Outside the home she worked at Ma Bell as a switchboard operator. After raising her children, she worked at Brandeis Department Store as a sales associate.
Kathy was multi-talented. She painted ceramics, stained glass, and drew with colored pencils. She was also a great cook: her lasagna was family-famous. Kathy was such a talented seamstress that she made her granddaughter’s wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses. She also loved playing big band hits on her organ.
Kathy is survived by her children, Kathleen Sharp Scott (Taylorsville), Sandra Lynn Sharp Darrington (Declo, Idaho), Joseph Richard Sharp (Pottsboro, Texas), and Laurel Ann Sharp Marshall (Omaha, Nebraska); by her brothers Grant Hood and George Hood; 14 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters Linda Hood (Salt Lake City) and Janette Hood Hardy (Hemet, California), and brothers Don Hood (Salt Lake City) and Bruce Hood (West Jordan).
Viewing will be held at the LDS meetinghouse located at 4113 W 6200 S, West Jordan, Utah on July 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM with services following at 11:00. Kathy will be interred at the Salt Lake City Cemetery at 2:00 PM