Sharon Byerly

Sharon Denise Byerly, 67, of Scranton, passed away March 17 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson.

A visitation and time to share memories was held March 22 at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton.  Burial was in the Scranton Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Born on June 24, 1951, in Charleston, Ill., she was the daughter of Larry and Jackie (Moody) Swinford. Sharon grew up in LaHabra, Calif., where she attended Sonora High School.

She worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Company following high school. She was married to Ron Byerly on Nov. 21, 1970.  The couple made their home in Orange, Calif., where Sharon worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and then Orange Telephone Company.  

They moved to Ontario, Calf., in 1984, where Sharon worked for Upland Answering Service.  Sharon and Ron moved to Scranton in 1995, and Sharon worked at Walmart in Carroll.

She enjoyed shopping, going to concerts, vacationing to visit family, visiting with her friends and Sharon cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren.

Sharon is survived by her husband Ron of Scranton; her daughter Dawn Uhlenkamp (Ron) of Carroll; her mother Jackie Swinford of San Bernardino, Calif.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister Gayle Grandville of Riverside, Calf.; a sister-in-law Connie Pinkerton of McRae, Ark.; two brothers-in-law: James Byerly (Norma) of Cottonwood, Calif., and Dee Jay Byerly (Loretta) of LaBelle, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Larry Swinford; a brother, Little Larry, at age 12; her son, Chad Byerly, in infancy.

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