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Sharon Solomon James

01/30/1940 - 10/25/2021

Sharon Solomon James 81, passed away in Gilbert Arizona on October 25, 2021, after a short but cruel struggle with cancer.

Sharon was born in Mesa Arizona at the Mesa Southside District Hospital on January 30, 1940, to Leona Crandall Solomon and Richard Jennings Solomon. She was the youngest of 4 children and is preceded in death by her parents and older brother Dick.

She attended elementary school in Mesa and graduated from Mesa High School in 1958. Shortly after graduating she moved to the Los Angeles area where her sister Ether Lynn was teaching school.  She worked at US Motors in Anaheim for several years before moving to the US Postal Service from which she retired after approximately 35 years of service.

She married Lee James who worked with her at US Motors but later divorced. She was not able to have children but had an abundance of love that she gave generously to her cat colony.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Richard (Dick), and is survived by her sister Ethel Lynn Sandler and, a brother Stephen (Steve). No funeral is planned, but a graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but www.bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Sharon has been a good friend for 16yrs, she was smart and always keeping busy both mind and Physically . she had a big heart for cats! and loved many and they loved her….you will be busy again but in a really good way!

  • I will truly miss you my friend. I’ve known Sharon for 20 years and had many opportunities to interact with her. She has a big heart and taught me many things about giving of herself- her time and talents. And blessed my life as well as many others and many cats who loved her as much as she loved them. Rest In Peace dear friend

  • Sharon was a wonderful friend & neighbor for 31 years.She was so sweet & kind & had a big heart for all people & cats.She was also very talented with sewing, gardening & landscaping, as well as home decorating.She blessed my life in many ways & I will truly miss her. I am so glad that she is not in pain anymore & I am sure she was greeted & reunited with all her cat babies at the rainbow bridge as well as all her loved ones. Love you Sharon! (put in a good word for me & I truly hope you are in charge of all the cats in heaven!)

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