Sharon Ann <I>Harper</I> Ratzlaff

Sharon Ann Harper Ratzlaff

Loudon, Loudon County, Tennessee, USA
Death 6 Jul 2015 (aged 77)
Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Burial Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Plot Good Shepherd 113 D 2
Memorial ID 148790361 · View Source
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Hello, my name is Sharon Ratzlaff. I was born July 20, 1937 to Ralph & Ruby Harper in Loudon, TN. At a young age my family moved to Brighton, CO. I graduated from Brighton High School where I played clarinet in the band and was a cheerleader. The church youth group I attended would go roller skating at the Wagon Wheel roller skating rink in Brighton. It was there one night I met the love of my life, Franklin Ratzlaff. We were married 18 months later. 18 months after that we had a son, Alan Lee Ratzlaff, who died at birth. I went on to have two other children, Kirk Dean Ratzlaff and Verneta Jane Ratzlaff. I was fortunate enough to have traveled with my husband to Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Hawaii and Mexico. Because I loved to travel, my family always teased me that I kept a bag packed ready to go…..and I did! In June of 1986, I had the joy of watching my son marry Debra Nichols. They blessed my life with three grandchildren, Sgt. Jon Paul Ratzlaff who married Shea Sweet. Austin Ratzlaff & Annica Ratzlaff. May of 1992 saw my daughter marry Anthony Lechman. They blessed me with two additional grandchildren, Mariah Lechman & Nicole Lechman. I was blessed to have my family live close to me all of my life and be able to create precious memories with each of them. When my husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary, I was able to put my love of travel to use organizing a trip to Alaska with our children and grandchildren. It was a wonderful trip with beautiful memories. In my life I enjoyed bowling, gardening, travel, spending time with family and relaxing at our home in Estes Park.

Occasionally in my life my family would be confronted with my brutal honesty but they always knew I loved them. Preceding me to heaven was my parents, infant son, sister in law Jeanette Brown and brother in law Fred Hasl. I leave behind my beloved husband Franklin, my children, grandchildren, soon to be born great grandson Gunner Ratzlaff, my precious sister Trena Hasl. Also staying behind are my in laws Marvin and Linda Ratzlaff, Harold and Lois Grubbs, my nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces as well as numerous cherished extended family and friends. But don’t worry about me. I am just fine and looking forward to seeing you in Heaven.

Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends. Funeral services will be at 1pm, Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Summit Foursquare Church. Burial at Foothills Gardens of Memory. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sharon Ratzlaff Memorial Fund in c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Visit to share condolences.


Longmont City Councilman Brian Bagley didn't hesitate to jump to the aid of a 76-year-old woman, Sharron Ann Ratzlaff, who was having a severe medical episode at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Sunday morning.
Bagley and his family were having breakfast at Perkins, 2051 Main St., before attending church when he noticed that a woman nearby was having what seemed to be a seizure.
Bagley, who has some medical training from his time as a lifeguard and in the Eagle Scouts, said he approached the woman's husband and asked if they needed help.
"He said 'Are you a doctor?' and I said 'No, I'm not but I think we need to get her to the floor,'" Bagley said.
Bagley gave the woman mouth-to-mouth while another restaurant patron performed chest compressions until paramedics arrived minutes later.
Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur, who confirmed Bagley's involvement in the rescue effort, said first responders arrived at the restaurant at 10:06 a.m. The woman was taken to Longmont United Hospital breathing and with a heartbeat, Satur said.

Bagley said the woman was still in the hospital as of Monday morning when he visited her to check on her.
"I hope she pulls through," he said.

Bagley downplayed his role in rushing to the woman's aid, saying he was part of a community effort to help her.
"All I did was I happened to be the first person that noticed she needed help. The police and fire showed up really fast ... and there was a woman with the restaurant who we told to call 911 and she did that fast, and the waitress staff cleared tables so we could put on her the floor," Bagley said.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sharon Ann Harper Ratzlaff (20 Jul 1937–6 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148790361, citing Foothills Gardens of Memory, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Max (contributor 47402837) .