Theodore Earl Sharp

December 20, 1925 - March 10, 2014 -

Theodore Earl SharpTheodore Earl Sharp, 88, of Vancouver, Wash. passed away peacefully in his home alongside his beloved wife of 66 years, March 10, 2014.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1925, to Jeffery and Jeanette Sharp in Helena, Montana. Teddy, along with his brothers; Grant, Jeff, Leslie and sisters; Jean and Peggy grew up in Sixteen Mile Canyon, Montana where his dad, Jeff was a rancher and his mother, Jeanette was a teacher in the ­remote canyon area schoolhouse. Theodore joined the United States of Air Forces in 1945 was stationed at March Air Force Base where he met Wilma Ruth Ann Wells of Mira Loma, CA on a blind date. Ted and Wilma married in 1948 and raised three children who are ­married; Ronald Sharp (Tami), Patricia Sharp-(George) Donnelly and Brian (Connie) Sharp. They have eight grandchildren as well as six great-grandchildren.

Ted was a saddle maker and craftsmen in Sunnymead, Calif. until 1967, when they moved the family to the southern Oregon area continuing his craft.

Ted and Wilma settled in the Canby and Mt. Angel and Molalla area in Oregon and later moving to Vancouver, Wash. Ted and Wilma were members of the Canby Foursquare Church for 27 years.

A memorial honor service will be at 11 a.m. on ­Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore.

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