(Love) Batten

Sharon went to be with her Lord January 6, 2013, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born August 24, 1941 to Cleo and Daisy (Renner) Love in Thermopolis, Wyoming where she was raised.

In June 1963 she moved to Medford, Ore. She married Douglas Batten; the marriage later ended. Sharon worked her entire adult life to support her family and retired from Ashland Community Hospital in 2006.

Her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. Sharon cherished the time she spent with them. She enjoyed reading her Bible and sailing.

She is survived by her son, Travis (Louri) Batten, of Medford, Ore. and daughter, Tonia (Mark) Crippen, of Brookings, Ore.; grandsons, Ryan (Amberly) Batten, Rykken Nelson, and Jared Hatfield; granddaughters Jazzmine Nelson, Kairah Beltz, and Jessie Calhoun; great-grandson, Derrick Batten; great-granddaughter, Makela Calhoun; brother, Arley Love, of Thermopolis, Wyo.; sisters, Joann Love and Shirley Love, of Thermopolis, and Gina Knifong, of Birch Bay, Wash.; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Gerry Dunn. she was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Wendell Love.

Sharon loved her Lord. She was a member of the Medford Seventh-Day Adventist church and an active supporter of Set Free Christian Fellowship.

Services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park Chapel, 2201 N. Phoenix Rd., Medford, Ore., January 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made to Medford Seventh-Day Adventist Church in lieu of flowers. www.hillcrestmortuary.com