December 15, 1953 – September 2, 2017
Sharon Wagner, wife, mother, nana, sister, aunt and daughter, 63, of Bryan, peacefully passed to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, September 2, 2017, while surrounded by her family. In keeping with Sharon’s Catholic Faith the family will receive guests from 5 to 7pm with the Rosary at 6:45pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. A Latin Rite Mass Requiem will be celebrated at 10 am, Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Sharon was born to John E. Padgett, Jr. and Berma Darleen Schulke Padgett in Sturgis, South Dakota on December 15, 1953. Sharon traveled the world with her parents and siblings as a self-described ‘Army Brat’. There are many stories of her and her brothers knowing the army base better than the generals. Sharon looked up to and dearly loved her daddy and thought he was a true hero. She married a military man and had two beautiful daughters that she loved very much. Eventually she met and married the true love of her life, Steve Wagner. At the time of her passing, they had 33 years together and had hopes for many more. Sometimes, life is cut short and we may not understand but we live as Christians and trust in God’s perfect plan. Steve and Sharon loved to travel every couple of years to South Dakota to visit extended family and friends. Lost Maples State Park was also a place of beauty that Sharon enjoyed visiting and always wanted to return.
Sharon enjoyed many things during her life with just a few being her dogs; Sheba was her canine companion for 18 years and Tasha, her shadow, both have since passed over the rainbow bridge. NHRA Drag Racing, the water, gardening, the very intricate and time consuming hand quilting and even video games were more activities she loved. Sharon once said ‘Quilting is like sitting with my grandmother on one side and my mom on the other! How much better than that can you get.’
Sharon was a talented photographer and could spend hours editing and perfecting photos. Other than her husband, the thing she loved most was spending time with her grandkids, nieces, and nephews and spoiling them all. Taking them for rides in her Corvette with music blasting and the top off, going on adventures, shopping and swimming in her pool. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them and they all knew she was always there for them; she was the cool Aunt Sharon and Nana.
Sharon is now reunited with her mother, Berma Padgett and her brother, John E. Padgett III, both of which preceded her in death.
Left to mourn her passing but rejoice in her salvation are her husband Stephen Wagner; father John E. Padgett; her children Cheryl Meade-Flores (Jesus A.) and Kimberly Meade-Charanza (William); her brothers Bruce Padgett (Judy), Harold Padgett, Michael Padgett; her sisters Diane LeSure (Paul) and Karla Carmichael (James); her five grandchildren Megan, Addison, Caiden, Isabella, and baby boy Charanza to be born; and other close friends and of course her beloved dogs Zelda and Tarra.
As we say our goodbyes we think of Sharon’s favorite verse for her Hope of Eternal Life. 2Timothy 4:7-8
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Diligamus te, uxor, mater, nata, soror, nana et petere veniam
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