Sharon Lorraine McCollom

Born: Tue., May 4, 1943
Died: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Vigil Service

7:00 PM Sun., Nov. 03, 2019
Location: Choteau St. Joseph's Catholic Chucrch

Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Mon., Nov. 04, 2019
Location: Choteau St. Joseph's Catholic Chucrch

Interment following funeral service

11:00 AM Mon., Nov. 04, 2019
Location: Choteau Cemetery


11:30 AM Mon., Nov. 04, 2019
Location: Stage Stop Inn

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Sharon Lorraine McCollom, age 76, passed away at Benefis Teton Medical Center, on October 15, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born May 4, 1943 in Conrad, MT to Ed and Lorraine Alzheimer.  She married her high school sweetheart, Lonnie R. McCollom, in Choteau on June 12, 1965, and had 54 wonderful years of marriage.  
Sharon loved people and was always genuinely interested in others.  She had a contagious smile and warm heart, and always took the time to visit with others.  One of her greatest joys was her children and grandchildren, and she always enjoyed watching their sporting events and other activities.  She could be found at most games, both at home and away, cheering on the kids.  
Sharon graduated from the University of Montana in 1965.  She then taught high school business in Wallace, Idaho, as well as working at the Sunshine Mine in the area.  In 1974, she and the family returned to the Choteau area, where they took over the family farm northeast of Choteau.  Sharon loved the rural life and raising her 3 kids on the farm.  She enjoyed bringing warm meals to the field to feed the harvest crew in the fall.  Sharon worked hard on the farm, always providing for the family.  After her children were raised, she started a job at Westmont Agency in Choteau.  While the name of the business changed a few times, Sharon’s commitment to her job and her customers never changed.  For the last 26 years, Sharon worked at the insurance agency, and always greeted each customer with a big smile and warm hello.  Flat tires, snow drifts, and muddy roads did not slow her on her 21 mile commute from the farm to town.  Sharon loved her job and her fellow coworkers became a part of her family.  She looked forward to each day working with them.
Sharon was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and rarely missed the weekend services.  She was a woman of great faith, and believed that “With God all things are possible”.  She was a member of the Choteau Soroptomists and Catholic ladies auxiliary and parish council.  
Sharon is survived by her husband of 54 years; sons Brian (Christina) of Choteau; Brad (Heather) of Vero Beach, Florida; and daughter Brenda Bolton (John) of Great Falls; her brothers David (Nancy), of Anchorage, Alaska; Dan, of Lewistown, MT; and her sister Carol Keown (Larry) of Sheridan, Wyoming.  Her beloved grandchildren:  Gavin and Abby of Choteau, and Keegan, Brady, Bailey, and Piper of Vero Beach; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  All of these she loved and touched deeply.  
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William of Albuquerque, New Mexico.        
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home and a vigil service is planned for Sunday, Nov 3 at 7 pm. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Choteau.  A memorial service is set for Monday, Nov 4 at 10 am. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with a graveside service and luncheon to follow.  
Memorials are suggested to the Choteau Lions Pool Fund, P.O. Box 617, Choteau, MT 59422.  Condolences may be left online at

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Emile Kimmet
   Posted Fri October 18, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sharon. She will be missed by all of us who knew her. She was what I call a real lady. Keep your memories close, they really help to get through each day. Emile

Karen Carlson
   Posted Fri October 18, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Sharon was such a kind, caring person, always having the time to speak to you and wanting to know how you were. She will be greatly missed in this community. Sending sympathy and prayers to all her family.

Christine Summers
   Posted Sat October 19, 2019
I have many good memories of my Sharon and the time spent with her and Lonnie, Brian, Brad, and Brenda and I’ll always cherish those memories. She blessed so many people with her humor, her love and her kindness for others. Sharon was an amazing lady, and I feel privileged to have been part of her family. My thoughts and prayers are with Lonnie, Brian, Brad, and Brenda - I know how hard this loss is. Remember the good times and take comfort in the fact her faith was stong and she is home now reunited with her family in heaven.

Peggy Duffey
   Posted Sat October 19, 2019
So sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She was such a kind, caring & special lady! My thoughts & sympathy to the family.

   Posted Mon October 21, 2019

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Sandie Munson walker walz
   Posted Mon October 21, 2019
Dear Lonnie, Brian, Brad and Brenda, i am sorry to hear that the cancer took Sharon, but God needed her in heaven !! Sharon was my first cousin, and we grew up together. The Munson family (my Mom was Annie Alzheimer, just older than Sharon’s dad, Eddie) lived in the house across the alley, right behind St. Joseph’s Church that Grandpa Edmund donated the sand for the bricks when it was built. We got together at our house after Sunday mass.
Sharon was compassionate, merciful, loving and a genuine, wonderful Child of God. June 2018 was the last time we got together. We emailed and kept in touch. Sharon, I love you and I know your suffering Is done. Rest in peace.

Kathy Stelling
   Posted Tue October 22, 2019
To the family of Sharon McCollom: Please accept my condolences for the passing of Sharon. When I was young, my brother Bob & I use to play with Sharon & her brother Bill. We always had so much fun. My love & prayers are with all of your family. Kathy

Betty Kaye Baker Mullins
   Posted Wed October 23, 2019
Dear Lonnie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing.
During high school, Sharon was the best friend anyone could have. I remember that during the winter, we went to the Roxy and walking through the snow was magical. She was a wonderfully kind and generous person to all.
Please accept my prayers and best wishes.
betty kaye baker mullins

Connie Genger
   Posted Fri November 01, 2019
I am so sorry to learn of Sharon's passing. I admired and respected her since I first met her in the insurance office years ago. I know she touched many lives with her generous and kind manner, and I am better for having known her.

Betty Ann Munson-Hafferman
   Posted Fri November 01, 2019
I am the oldest of all the cousins,so I knew them from birth and loved them all,so it is hard for me to lose them. I felt close to Sharon because I took care of her and Billy when Carol Jean was born. Now she is with her parents and brother Bill. I am keeping them and all their families in my prayers and thoughts. Sharon will be missed so deeply by all.

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