Sharon Lee Purcell


(November 1, 2002)

Sharon Lee Purcell, 59, died Friday, Nov. 1 at her Powell home, 390 Lane 7 1/2.

She was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Casper to James W. Walker and Carmen (Shane) Walker. She attained a high school education and married Richard Purcell in Powell in 1980.

Her biggest joy in life was her three children, also taking care of animals and spending time with her three grandsons. She was kind and generous when it came to providing for all animals, and she dedicated many hours to taking care of wild animals.

She was a proud follower of her grandchildren and loved to listen to their tales of young life. Despite the fact her body was failing, she participated in their education and activities by sharing her love and faith in their talents.

Perhaps most important, she shared herself with the people she was closest to. Her family will remember that she was a woman of strong convictions and her character touched many who knew her. She will be missed as a sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Purcell of Powell; a son, Michael Purcell and his wife Virginia of Rapid City, S.D.; two daughters, Tori Purcell and Teri Miller, both of Rapid City; a brother, James (Mick) Walker of Powell; and four grandchildren, Tristin Martin, 18, of Gillette, Nicholas Purcell, 10, and Davis Purcell, 9, of Rapid City, and Lane Miller, 8, of Rapid City.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

For those who wish, memorials to the National Wildlife Federation, in care of Mick Walker, 418 East 8th, Powell, WY 82435, would be appreciated by the family.