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Sharon Lou Desenberg

04/25/1943 - 08/18/2020
Service Date: 08/26/2020
Service Time: 12:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 08/26/2020
Visitation Time: 11:00 AM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona

Sharon L. Desenberg, age 77, passed away on August 18, 2020 with her husband by her side.

Sharon was born on April 25, 1943 in Independence, Kansas to Louis and Elaine Oliphant. She moved to Mesa, Arizona and found the man whom she would spend the rest of her life with. They had three great children, Roxanna, Dianna and Michael. She stayed at home to care for their children, but also had a successful cake making business she operated out of her home. She was a very talented quilter, where she met up with the “church ladies” weekly. Later in life she developed a passion for card making and scrapbooking. But her greatest passion was taking care of her three favorite grandchildren, Garrett, Brittani, and Ryan.

Sharon is survived by her husband John Desenberg, daughters Roxanna Winchester (Scott), Dianna Clark (Michael), and son Michael Desenberg, her granddaughter Brittani Kame (Justin), grandsons Garrett Clark (Amy), Ryan Clark (Deanna), great-grandchildren Luke, Jaxon and soon to be Ella, brothers Larry Oliphant (Sherry), David Oliphant (Bella) and many nieces and nephews.  

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents Louis and Elaine Oliphant.

A celebration of life will be on August 26th, 2020. Visitation will be from 11am-12pm, and services from 12-1pm at Bunker Family Funeral, 3529 E University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213


  • Sharon and I were childhood neighbors, friends, and playmates in Independence, Kansas. The two of us, plus her younger brother David and my younger sister Cordelia, had many adventures as we lived only half a block apart. Sharon took dance lessons. I remember one time when I was at her house, she let me try on her toe shoes. I was so impressed that she could wear those as she danced! We used to walk to high school together. We were classmates for three years until she and her family moved to Mesa at the end of our junior year. God’s blessings of peace and comfort to John and the rest of Sharon’s family. Jolene Schultz

  • Tammy Dillashaw

    My fondest memory of Aunt Sharon was the cake contest that was held between Aunt Sharon and Uncle John. We lived in Houston, Texas as kids and came to visit Grandma and Grandpa it seems like once a year. It was during one of these visits the cake contest was held. I don’t remember the cakes, but I do remember Aunt Sharon was the winner.
    Aunt Sharon was a wonderful seamstress and I remember Roxanna and Dianna having matching outfits at Christmastime. I think even Mike had something matching with the girls once or twice.
    She was also a wonderful cook which I’m sure she got from my Grandma!
    Aunt Sharon could be a bit sassy too and I have to admire and laugh at that! She has definitely influenced me throughout my life as well as Grandma Oliphant and I will remember her with joy and love.

  • Aunt Sharon was always a happy lady and laughed a lot. She was very crafty and I’ll miss getting her handmade Christmas Cards.

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