Sharon Horrocks

July 13, 1941 — November 2, 2015

Sharon Horrocks

Sharon McKeachnie Horrocks passed away quietly early Monday morning November 2nd surrounded by her family after a short hospitalization for a severe lung injury. Sharon was born on July 13, 1941 to Thom and Edna Hardy McKeachnie. She was the youngest by 12 years of 7 kids: Colton (Helen) McKeachnie, Venice(Hugh) Hettinger, Edith (Floyd) Hunting, Glen (Sybil) McKeachnie, Rusty (Paul) Rasmussen, and Lyle (Vanda) McKeachnie. She was born and lived most of her life in Vernal. She married Merwin Kellogg on January 7 1961. They had 4 children, Kip, Cory, Brian and Merlynn. They lived in Wendover, Utah for a couple of years until their second child came along and then they moved back to Vernal. She remained in Vernal where she worked, was involved in Jayce-ette's, played softball and raised kids. She worked in various jobs and at one time in her life worked 3 jobs at the same time to support her family as a single mom. The majority of her career life was spent as a bookkeeper for Jack's General Tire where we all learned to love the Allred Family as a part of our own. She moved from Vernal in June of 1983 to the "Stinkin Springs Ranch" in Cedarview Utah after her marriage to Kent Anderton. In 1988 she divorced Kent and lived on the Whiterocks Highway while working for White Shooting Systems. In 1991, she remarried Kent and was back to Cedarview until 1995. After a second Divorce in 1995, she met Gary Horrocks. Gary was also a local boy, but was a few years older and had been gone for many many years. They hit it off, started dating and quick as wink; Gary was asking Merlynn if it was okay if he married her Mom. They were married on November 4th 1995 and Mom moved to Pocatello Idaho. There she helped Gary to run "Big Gary's little Store" which was a burger/food joint across the street from Pokey High. She lived in Pocatello until 1994, a year after Gary passed away and decided it was time to come home. Mom loved living in Pocatello, made lots of friends, loved the people and hated to leave. She missed Big Gary desperately. She stayed in Vernal until about two years ago when her Parkinson's developed enough that it was time for her to make the long planned upon move to live with Merlynn. Brian hauled all her belongings one last time to South Jordan and told her this would be the last time he moved her. She lived with Randy and Merlynn and her 3 boys for just about two years and tried really hard to just be Grandma, failed miserably ---but tried hard. Sharon loved to read, crotchet, knit, garden, and play pinochle. She had a knack for creating borders which usually involved the use of roundup. She enjoyed playing games with the family however and didn't mind getting creative with the rules. She occasionally smoked a pencil while playing games. She instituted the swearing jar and promptly had to "payup". She loved her kids, grandkids and great grandkids, and when she moved to Merlynn's she got the advantage of gaining 8 bonus grandkids which she thought were pretty darn special. She especially loved those great grandbabies, but the whole family knew if you got told it was 6 o'clock you better take your kids and yourself and go home cause you'd been there long enough. She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, all of her husband's and one son Kip Kellogg. She is survived by children: Brian (Kathy) Kellogg of Vernal, Utah; Cory(Nancy) Kellogg of Phoenix, Arizona; and Merlynn (Randy) Brewer of South Jordan, Utah. 8 Grandchildren, 9 1/2 Greatgrandchildren, and 8 bonus grandkids. Guess what Mom....It's 6 o'clock. We'll miss you. Funeral services for Sharon Horrocks, age 74, of Vernal will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 at the Uintah Stake Center (4080 South 2500 East). A viewing will be Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary from 6:00-8:00 pm and at the Chapel one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park, under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
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