Sharon Ann Blubaugh, of Des Moines, died Aug. 6, 2019 at Valley View Village, Des Moines. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, concluding with a 7 p.m. Rosary, all at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th St., Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Church, with a visitation preceding the service at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Melrose.
Sharon was the daughter of Fred and Agnes Cratty Blubaugh. She was a graduate of Albia High School, Albia. After graduation, Sharon worked in Des Moines at LOOK Magazine and Meredith Publishing before retiring after 35 years at CDS. She always enjoyed “girls’ night out” with friends from work and loved sharing a margarita. After retiring Sharon enjoyed working at the Iowa State Fair.
Sharon was an avid football fan. The Minnesota Vikings were her favorite NFL team. She made several trips to Minnesota to watch them play. She also enjoyed college football, especially Iowa and Iowa State.
Sharon enjoyed walking and took part in many area races: Race for the Cure, Diabetes Walk, Heart Walk, Leukemia Walk and others. She participated in the Bix 7 race in Davenport for 25 years. Her greatest accomplishment was doing the Cape Cod Marathon. Sharon also loved to go to the different casinos around the State of Iowa and play the slot machines.
Sharon (aka Sharoney) was a loving aunt to Debra (Nick) Cattell of Chariton, James (Liz) Blubaugh of Chariton, Cindy Blubaugh of Des Moines, Kathy Hale (Pete Bowen) of Bondurant, Lisa Blubaugh of Bondurant, Robert Blubaugh of Pensacola, Fla., Bill (Linda) Blubaugh of Ankeny, Stefani Blubaugh of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeff Blubaugh of Davenport and John (Gail) Blubaugh of Davenport. She had a special relationship with her nieces and nephews, and never forgot their birthdays. When both great and great-great nieces and nephews were born, they were also included in her birthday tributes. She had a special “furry” friend named Oliver that brought her much comfort and joy.
She is survived by her brothers, Leo (Pat) of Chariton and Robert (Marianne) of West Des Moines.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bernard Blubaugh and James Blubaugh; and niece, Theresa Kyle.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Iowa Heart Association.
Arrangements made by Iles Westover Chapel. www.ilescares.com.