Sharon Kay (Young) Buck was born Nov. 1, 1958, in Buffalo, Wyoming, to Elgin and Ona Young. She was the youngest of four siblings. She attended Buffalo schools and participated in 4-H and Theta Rho. She graduated early from high school and then married James (Jim) E. Buck on Dec. 27, 1976. On March 5, 1979, they welcomed their first son, James Mikel Elgin. On Aug. 24, 1980, their second son, Stephen Allan, was born. Sharon worked as a CNA at Amie Holt Care Center. In 1981 she graduated from Sheridan College as an LPN. She then worked as an LPN at Amie Holt until 2002. At that time she became a traveling nurse and worked in various places, including Lusk, Rock Springs and Powell. In 2009 she and Jim moved to Powell and then to Cody. Sharon worked at Powell Valley Healthcare until her death. She died at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody.

Sharon and Jim enjoyed regular trips to Yellowstone and the Bighorn Mountains. She enjoyed camping trips with her boys when they were young. She was an avid animal lover. Sharon loved caring for others: Her home was always open.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; sons, James (Amy) of Buffalo and Stephen (Karri) of Ada, Oklahoma; five grandkids she adored, Hayden, Hadley, Hudson, Hendrick and Hopelynn; two sisters, Nona Young (Pat Arenas) and Audrey Young; one brother, Ken Young; an uncle, Ferris Sabby of Alabama; an aunt, Ella Young of Buffalo; and a sister-in-law, Kathy. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Her parents preceded her in death.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Ballard Funeral Home in Cody.