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Sharon Louise Glisan Butler
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1946
Townsend
Broadwater County
Montana, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1993
Clancy
Jefferson County
Montana, USA

Sharon was my first boss and one of the best people I've ever worked for. She was a registered nurse and primary owner of a privately run nursing home. She and a fellow nurse purchased it and ran it together. Not only were they administrators, they actually worked shifts on the floor just like all the other nurses did. They did a great job.
Sharon furthered her education and became one of the first certified nurse practitioners in Montana.

I worked in two nursing homes after that and neither were run with the quality of care as this one was. It was later sold to help cover her medical expenses. I've visited there in recent years when someone I knew was a patient. Sharon would roll heads if she saw the way it was run nowadays.

Under Sharon's rule, residents were treated wonderfully and had top quality care, whether or not they were private pay. Some nursing homes gave lesser care to the Medicare recipients, but not this one. Sharon especially saw to it that everything was top notch--for everyone, staff and residents alike.

Her only child was in my high school class. She had been diagnosed with spinal cancer before I went to work for her shortly after we graduated. She no longer could work the floors due to her progressively worsening condition, but she stayed on top of things like I've never seen an administrator do in any business. She was always there to make sure that everything was done well, from caring for patients to staff. Sharon took excellent care of all her people.

When I was a child, my older sister worked at the nursing home for several years. Children and grandchildren of staff members and residents always received a personal invitation in the mail to Halloween and Christmas parties. Since my sister wasn't married yet, Sharon always sent me a special invitation. And, my sister always picked me up and brought me. I was treated like royalty (as were all the children at those parties).

Sharon had an identical twin sister, Karen. Her son and Tom could pass for identical twins themselves!

When Sharon's cancer worsened, experimental treatments were done between her and her healthy twin. They failed. Her last wish was to see her son graduate from college, which she did. 
 
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 Parents:
  Russell Joseph Glisan (1911 - 1997)
  Frances G Wieferich Glisan (1918 - 2004)
 
Inscription:
REGISTERED NURSE
DEDICATED TO GERIATRIC NURSING
 
Burial:
Saint Anns Cemetery
East Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20361090
Sharon Louise <i>Glisan</i> Butler
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Sharon Louise <i>Glisan</i> Butler
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Sharon Louise <i>Glisan</i> Butler
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