Sharon Lynn Merritt, 77


Sharon Lynn Merritt passed away on April 16, 2022 at the age of 77 in Arizona.  Sharon was born in Stephenville, Texas to J. T. and Louise Ferguson in November 1944. She had one adopted sister, Connie with special needs who J. T. and Louise adopted and cared for throughout their life. Sharon’s father was a Southern Baptist Preacher and her mother held many nursing positions, including a hospice nurse. 

Sharon lived most of her life in Ulysses, Kansas with her husband, Tom Merritt, who owned and operated Merritt Oil Co. She met Tom while working at the IGA grocery store in town and it was love at first sight. After Tom retired, they hit the road with their camper and worked at many parks around Colorado and Arizona. Ultimately, they purchased a home in Apache Junction, Arizona where they had many friends. 

Sharon is survived by three children - Justin, Mike and Becky; as well as many grandchildren. 

Sharon loved auto racing and could be found at the dirt tracks around Arizona watching her favorite drivers and enjoying the weekend racing.

There will be a brief memorial service on May 15, 2022 10:00 a.m. Arizona Time (Noon Kansas time) at the American Legion Apache Post 27, 1018 S. Meridian Rd., Apache Junction, Arizona 85120. The memorial service will streamed live via Facebook and the link can be found on their Facebook page.

Please send any condolences to: Tom Merritt, 1579 S. Meridian Road, Apache Junction, Arizona 85120.

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