Debbie Sharp passed away Monday April 13th 2020, after experiencing a sudden stroke. She unfortunately battled many years of health issues such as blood clots and blood disorders, though that never truly slowed her down. She was an extremely vibrant and hardworking individual no matter rain or shine.
Debbie was born in Boulder County on August 23rd 1956 to her mother Claudette Lybarger and father Paul Ackerson. She was raised by her mother's parents Nadene Lybarger and George Lybarger in Louisville, Colorado. She attended grade school in Louisville, and graduated high school at Centaurus in Lafayette in 1975. She played a few sports but her favorite was being a pom pom girl.
Debbie had worked many different careers in her life, her main being a mother and grandmother. She had an extremely hard work ethic and gave her all at everything she did. She had a love for all types of animals and would probably have owned a zoo if she could. She enjoyed being outdoors and you could always find her out in the garden throughout the day.
Anytime we were camping or at the lake you would see her with a fishing pole in hand. Other things she enjoyed included sewing, late night bingo, and all types of home improvement projects. She was quite the handy woman and was also very artistic, you would always catch her watching HGTV shows for some inspiration.
Debbie was such a free and kind spirited woman, friend, mother, and grandmother to many. She always made sure everyone was alright, helping anyone anyway she could. She had quite the goofy and feisty personality, she was always fun to be around and would make you laugh. She enjoyed decorating and getting into the spirit of all the different holidays. She loved holiday baking and cooking with and for the family, as well as watching all the different baking and cooking shows.
Over the last decade of Debbie’s life, she has dedicated herself to raising 3 of her grandchildren as her own and has made a significant impact on them. They loved their “Nana” very much. She enjoyed every second with them playing, being involved in their school and hobbies, and spending family time. She loved watching children's movies with them.
Debbie is survived by her 3 children Richard Sharp, Melissa Sharp and Tiffany Fairbanks. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren. Debbie was the best friend, nana and mom anyone could wish to have been blessed with. Words cannot describe the amount of love we all shared.
Debbie has chosen to have a cremation service. The family had a small private service for her May 2nd 2020 and we will be having a celebration of life party for her either August of 2020 or August of 2021.