15 Jan Edna Ann Felt Sharp
Edna Ann Felt Sharp, “Annie Rooney” passed away into the next life while at home, on January 8th, 2020. She was dearly beloved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Ann was born in Salt Lake City on April 2, 1925, to Edna (Williams) and Edwin Felt. She had two brothers and one sister; Peter (deceased), Tom, and Susan Felt Dowel (deceased). The four siblings were very close throughout their lives.
During her childhood Ann was part of the “3rd Avenue Gang”. She attended Wasatch Elementary, Bryant Junior High and East High School, where she was elected Student Body Secretary in 1942, and made lifelong friends. She attended the University of Utah where she joined the Chi Omega sorority as a legacy.
She married Scott C. Sharp in 1945. Together Ann and Scott had five children; Scott Jr. (Toni) of SLC, Gregory of SLC, Steven (Jan) of St. George, Abbie of SLC, and Michael (Kathryn) of White Sage, AZ.
Ann’s family was the main focus of her life with 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She played an active role in all of their lives, as well as those of her siblings. Her upbeat personality and love for people and life lifted everyone around her. Some people even called her a pepper-pot!
Ann enjoyed spending summers at the family cabin in Holiday Park. The kids and all of their cousins would hold golf, bridge, and horseshoe tournaments, and have a great summer playing and sleeping in the huge bunk house.
A member of the Salt Lake Country Club, Ann was a dedicated golfer for most of her life. She also loved to play Bridge, and played regularly at the Town Club with her group of close friends for many years.
Ann worked at Wicker and WIllow and Forsey’s in the field of interior design. She later opened her own interior design business, Ann F. Sharp Interior. She loved creating beauty inside and out. Ann was also an accomplished gardener with a real affinity for ivy. Her home was covered with beautiful ivy that she trimmed by hand. Her yard and home always looked immaculate, and offered a welcoming space for many family gatherings and celebrations.
She was a bright light in the world, and her family will always remember the amazing will and energy she had for life. Ann was a rare individual and she will be greatly missed. The family would like to acknowledge Bristol Hospice, her private nurse Laryn, and care-taker Dina for their loving care; and Abbie, who made it possible for Ann live in her home with a quality of life until the end.
Private family services were held.