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Sharrie Reddish

September 7, 1949 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Sharrie Reddish, 72 of Pocatello, passed away peacefully at Grace Assisted Living on November 19, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Sharrie was born on September 7, 1949 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Charles K. and Margene Belnap. She was the middle daughter of three daughters with a strong, stubborn, and precocious nature. Character traits she would have throughout her life and use to great effect while battling Alzheimer’s. As an adult Sharrie frequently shared stories of her youth and those she loved in her life. Sharrie adored her grandparents often recalling fond memories of spending time with her Grandpa Charlie and Grandma Lou as well as her Grandpa Roy and Grandma Theo at their restaurant and bar in Dell, Montana. Sharrie spent her entire youth in the city of Blackfoot Idaho and graduated Blackfoot High School in 1967. She married Wesley Patterson and had two children, daughters, to whom she showered endless amounts of love and attention. Sharrie took her job of parenting very seriously and frequently thought of creative ways to raise her daughters to become stronger, even more independent, women than she was. While her marriage to Wes would end amicably, Sharrie and Wes remained a solid parenting team until her death.

Sharrie had a gift with flowers and business. As a talented florist she was sought out for her skill in creating glorious wedding floral arrangement designs specific to each and every wedding. After working many years for several flower shops, she finally achieved her dream of owning one of her own. A terrible car accident resulting in a broken neck, neurological and physiological disorders cut short her ability to own a business. However, Sharrie never lost her flair for business nor her stubborn refusal to allow her disability to slow her down. Sharrie managed several gas stations in the Twin Falls and Pocatello area with great aplomb achieving success for herself and the owners of the businesses.

It was during this period that Sharrie met her genuine soul mate, Raymond Fayne (Rick) Reddish. The two adored each other and after a long and enjoyable engagement, were married in Kuai, Hawaii on May 5, 1996. Sharrie and Rick were both fond of traveling and the sea, frequently combining the two pleasures on their many vacations to San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Washington D.C., Alexandria, Virginia area. Sharrie and Rick found they enjoyed the sea so much they moved from Pocatello to Waldport, Oregon where they lived for a time on the ocean, enjoying daily walks on the beach. Sharrie and Rick were a fantastic team, enjoying life as not only husband and wife, grandpa and grandma, but as best friends.

Eventually Sharrie’s tremendous parenting instincts drove her and Rick to return to the Pocatello area again to be near her youngest daughter Kathy and her three grandchildren. Sharrie loved being a very active mother and grandmother and invested a great deal of her time and heart to develop very special relationships with Kathy and her children. Sharrie and Kathy were like peas and carrots and similar to her relationship with her husband Rick, it was if God meant them to share this time on earth together as something more than mother and daughter.

An active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, Sharrie celebrated over 29 years of contented sobriety and shared her gift with hundreds of men and women to whom she carried the AA message and helped get sober and stay that way.

Sharrie was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her loving husband Raymond Fayne (Rick) Reddish; two sisters Connie Jacobsen of Kennewick, Washington, and Christine Bailey of Pocatello, Idaho; her two daughters Karrie Patterson of Harveyville, Kansas, and Kathy Brown of Chubbuck; and was the proud grandmother of three grandchildren, Brianna Lloyd of Heyburn, Idaho, Cody Moss of Heyburn, Siarah Calder of Pocatello, and six great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date in order to allow her extended family to attend.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com

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