Sharon Lee Lancaster 78, loving mother, and friend, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Thursday, September 13, 2022, while at St. George Regional Hospital after several months battling complications due to a rare liver disorder.
Sharon was born March 17, 1944, in Palo Alto, California, to Courtney L. Goesch and Lorene L. Larkins. They relocated to Wyoming for a short while and then eventually Lorene and Sharon moved to Salt Lake City, UT. Sharon’s mother soon divorced and after some time, Lorene married John A. Pike, whom Sharon fondly called father, until his death in 1981. Sharon graduated from Granger High School in 1962. She was married in 1963 to Alan O. Lancaster, and two years later they welcomed into the world their son, Jon. Eventually, they would later be divorced.
Sharon worked in the printing industry as a paste-up artist for many years and various side jobs at movie rental stores until she changed careers and worked as a records keeper at Sandy City Police Dept. in Sandy, Utah. She worked and had many friends there until her retirement after 23 dedicated years. In 2013, Sharon was ready for something new. So, she bought a condo in Mesquite, Nevada, and moved after her retirement to live out her free time with her close friend James Maybury, who has been a close family friend for many years. Thank you for your help, Jim, it means a lot.
She was always full of life and laughter. Sharon really had a special love for animals, especially horses and dogs, and she leaves behind her beloved pet Chihuahua, Jasmine. She had many pets over the years and loved them dearly. She was always collecting unique horse statues, artwork, etc., especially if it had a southwestern flare. When she was young, she loved to draw them as she was a gifted artist as well. She loved the ocean and sailing in her younger days and would sail the Great Salt Lake in Utah quite a bit back in the day. Sharon also loved gardening, music, and travel.
Sharon is survived by her son, Jon H. Lancaster (57), of Taylorsville, Utah. She is preceded in death by John A. Pike (stepfather) in 1981, followed by Lorene L. Pike (mother) in 2012. No siblings.
A Daughter, Mother, Friend, to those who loved her (even those furry critters), we will never forget her beautiful smile, and we will surely miss you more than you’ll ever know! Sharon requested that there be no funeral service and her wish was to be cremated and her ashes be thrown to the wind in a favorite location in the desert. Fly with those beautiful wild horses, until we meet again.
Sharon’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctor’s and staff at St. George Regional Hospital for their special care and patience.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454.
Family and friends are invited to leave a memory on Sharon’s obituary page at