Sharon A GalloMarch 22, 1936 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 81)
Sharon Anne Gallo, 81, passed away on July 1, 2017, at The Peaks Care Center in Longmont, where she had been a dementia patient for several years.
Born on March 22, 1936, to Harold James Grooms and Mabel Colleen Grooms (Johnston) in Ottumwa, IA, she is survived by her children Leslie J. Gallo, Douglas J. Gallo, Gregory C. Gallo, and Karen L. Gallo, all of the Denver Metro area; as well as her brother John D. Grooms, her sister-in-law Mary Lou Grooms of Westminster, and sister Carol E. Santee of Wilmette, IL.
Sharon is also survived by her grandchildren, Nikolas (Natalie) Gallo and Zachary Gallo, and her nieces, Barbara (Jon) Siefkes of Boulder, CO and Ann (Daniel) Vigil of Fort Lupton, CO. She is predeceased by her children Lisa Gallo and Brian Gallo and former husband George Gallo.
Besides being a loving mother, Sharon was a lifelong pianist, as well as occasional organist. Through the years, she enjoyed playing for a multitude of church services and functions, for her family and friends--much to their delight--and loved accompanying vocalists performing in a variety of social/theater groups. In addition to being an accomplished musician, Sharon was an avid reader, a devoted animal lover, and crossword puzzle enthusiast. Her love of history and the English language revealed itself in almost every conversation with her.
While she started her life in Iowa, she struck out for adventure in New York, NY, as a young woman, where she met her husband George. After marrying, she lived in New Jersey and New York state where all six of their children were born, including two sets of twins. She relocated to Omaha, NE for many years to raise her family, before finally settling in Colorado after her children were grown. For many years, she worked as a legal secretary for KN Energy, then of Lakewood, and for Kottke and Brantz, LLC, of Boulder before retiring.
Sharon will be missed for her unique wit and sense of humor, her enthusiasm for life, and for just being a wonderful daughter, sister, cousin, wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother.
To help find a cure and care for people struggling with Alzheimer’s, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org). Private family services will be held.
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