Sharon Kay Hubbard

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

Sharon Kay Hubbard, 69, of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Fort Myers, Florida, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Christ at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.

Born June 2, 1945, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Louis and Myrtle Dieckmeyer. On July 9, 1967, she married Roger R. Hubbard.

She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, when God gave her the gifts of faith, forgiveness and the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Sharon received her master’s degree in art education from Indiana University and taught for several years before staying home to raise her children.

Afterward, she faithfully served the church alongside her husband teaching Sunday school, providing fellowship opportunities, working in administration and singing in the choir. The congregations they served together include First Trinity Lutheran Church in Beatrice, Nebraska; Trinity Lutheran Church in Osage, Iowa; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Franklin; and St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Florida.

Sharon valued spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her family was always important to her.

She also enjoyed living in and exploring southwest Florida. She could often be found in the pool socializing with friends at Sunshine Village or on the beach enjoying the Gulf of Mexico and taking in the sunset at Sanibel/Captiva Island.

It was often said of Sharon, “She was the kindest person I ever met.” That was so true. She had a special way of making the world a better place. Sharon was loving and loyal, passionate and patient, gracious and generous. We were so blessed to have had her in our lives. In the end, Sharon knew that in Christ, “life is eternal, love is immortal and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing, save the limit of our sight.”

Survivors include two sons, Eric (Melinda) Hubbard and Brad (Lisa) Hubbard; sister, Doris (Paul) Hoene; brothers, Fred (Judy) Dieckmeyer and Roger (Ellie) Dieckmeyer; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oren and Virginia Hubbard; sister-in-law, Lynn (Deborah) Hubbard; cousin, Nancy (Ed) Trowbridge; seven grandchildren, Elise, Lauren, Riley, Aidan, Ethan, Addison and Nora; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice of Johnston for their compassion and care for Sharon at the end of her earthly life. Thank you, Lord, for Sharon Kay Hubbard.

A memorial service to celebrate Sharon’s eternal life in Christ will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale, Iowa, with the Rev. Dr. Joe Meyer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mercy Hospice of Johnston.