Graveside funeral services for Sharon Knudsvig, 79 year old, Buffalo resident who passed away quietly Tuesday at her home in Buffalo, surrounded by her family, will be held Wednesday March 21st at 2:00 p.m. in Willow Grove Cemetery with Pastor Don Paulson officiating. Donations in Sharon’s memory may be made to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in care of he Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at

The sun rose at 7:45 A.M. on June 7, 1938, in Sheridan Wyoming, for the birth of Sharon Lucille Tift Knudsvig, to Leonard and Gretta Tift.  She attended grade school in Sheridan Wyoming, moved to Buffalo in 1949, where she helped her parents operate the Buffalo Bakery and Lariat Cafe.  Sharon graduated from Johnson County High School in 1956 and furthered her education in Montana.

Sharon moved to southern California in the mid-sixties, where they raised two children.  She returned to Buffalo in 1979, to continue raising her children. She worked for the Johnson County Hospital for a brief time and finished her career by serving Johnson County with the Department of Family Services for 20 years, where she retired in 2001.

She enjoyed her life during and after her retirement:  bowling, dancing, scrapbooking, and just having a great time, oh, and also telling Butch what to do. She also enjoyed her rose garden and looked forward to each spring for their arrival.  Her passion was spending time with her family.

The sun set at 7:25 A.M. on March 13, 2018, in Buffalo Wyoming, for Sharon Lucille Knudsvig at her home.

She is survived by her life partner of 38 years, Butch Buell of Buffalo, one son Bruce Knudsvig and his wife Dawn of Buffalo; one daughter Tonjua French and her husband Jake also of Buffalo; two brothers, Jerry Tift and Arlan Tift and his wife Denise of Buffalo; six granddaughters which she referred to as her all girl basketball team:  Kesa Andrews, Kelsy Knudsvig, Kalyn Knudsvig, Kassie Joubert, Lindsey Fisher, Kadynce French and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Ray Daniel, sister Dolores and brother Charlie.

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