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Sharon Marie Garbacz

March 9, 1943 — September 15, 2023


Sharon Marie Garbacz

Sharon was born in Tulsa, OK on March 9, 1943 to L.Z. and Gwen Johnson.  She lost her battle with cancer and went to heaven on September 15, 2023 at the age of 80 surrounded by her family.


She is survived by her husband Gary and her daughters Shara (Ally) and Angela (Mark) and her grandchildren Tanner, Ty, Reagan and Meg; her two brothers, Larry and Regina Johnson and John and Becky Johnson and their children and grandchildren.  She is also leaving behind many dear friends with friendships spanning over the course of 70 years.


Sharon grew up in Tulsa and at young age, was healed of polio. Even in her last days she believed in God’s healing power and witnessed it with her first diagnosis of cancer. In 1961, she was a senior in high school and the Webster drill team captain. That year, Gary asked her to marry him and she said not right now. Then, four years later, he asked again and she said yes. They have had 60 amazing, wonderful years together and she fought to the end to stay with him.


Sharon, a fun-loving grandmother, leaves a legacy where she dedicated many years of her life taking care of and helping raise her grandchildren instilling values, inspiring, guiding, laughing and playing piano songs with them. When she took them to school, they had special little songs they still remember they would sing. They are all extremely close to her.


Sharon will be greatly missed for her majestic and warm personality and could fill a room with her funny sense of humor, crazy expressions and genuine concern for others.  Many friends knew her for being the world’s greatest advice giver, even if you didn’t ask for it. 


Sharon LOVED to shop for a good bargain and was always picking things up for her family and friends. She made good friends with some of the people who worked at the stores where she visited and would often stop in the store and pray with them right there.  Christmas was her favorite holiday and she really loved playing Santa and floating around the living room one by one giving gifts to the family that she had spent quality time shopping, selecting the perfect gift for everyone. She took such a joy in it and it was very satisfying for her.


Some people sing and some people testify, and she did both. She shared the love of Jesus, and was a prayer warrior to everyone she knew, and many strangers that she had just met, calling most people she knew or met with “Hey Darlin”. She was a courageous survivor and a fighter. She taught her children and grandchildren about the Holy Spirit dwelling within and left a legacy of teaching. She was always there when her family needed her.


She never knew a stranger and would always make you feel welcome. She would do anything for a laugh and always enjoyed a good prayer. Anyone that truly knew her knew she had such a big heart. Sharon could make you laugh even when you were mad. She loved fiercely and deeply.


Her body will be laid for eternal rest at the Garden of the Last Supper, Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on Wednesday September 20, 2023. Services will be held at 1:30pm at the Rose Chapel located at the main entrance of Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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Past Services

Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

1:30 - 2:30pm (Central time)

Floral Haven Funeral Home and Cemetery

6500 S. 129th E. Ave, Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Rose Chapel at Floral Haven

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