Sharon McFarland passed away quietly in her Mountlake Terrace apartment on the morning of February 7, 2022.
Born to Gerald and Marguerite Smither in Everett, Washington, in 1933, she attended Everett public schools. Her sharp intellect resulted in moving up a grade, and she graduated in 1950.
Sharon Smither met Charles McFarland on a blind date. As family lore records, she liked the lanky young man very much but wasn’t particularly smitten. Charles, on the other hand, told his mother the next day, “I think I met the girl I’m going to marry.”
The first date led to another, and Sharon’s heart quickly caught up with Charles’. On St. Patrick’s Day in 1951, they were married. It was a strong and loving union that ended only when Charles passed away in 2018.
The family moved often, particularly in the early years, and Sharon made new friends easily and helped her daughters…