Departed this life on Tuesday, June 28, at the age of 90 years. She was born in Fort Worth to Joseph V. Graffeo and Geneva Swink Graffeo on Dec. 31, 1920. She was educated in parochial schools in Fort Worth until the family moved to Dallas, where she graduated from Highland Park High School and attended SMU.
In high school, she met the love of her life, L.W. “Buddy” Sharp, and they were married as he was enlisting in the U.S. Navy for WWII. Her life was devoted to Buddy and her three sons and their children. She was a lover of art, and she was an excellent cook.
She was a member of the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club and the Women’s Club of Dallas. She is survived by sons Steven James Sharp and his wife, Pat; Michael Robert Sharp and his wife, Sara; Christopher Glenn Sharp and his wife, Kydie; grandchildren Kimberle McGaw, Mark Woodall, Pamela Kennebeck, Ellen Tuthill, Bonnee Sharp Fuller, Sally Schwarz, Elizabeth Sharp, Stephen Sharp, Michael Sharp, and William Sharp; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their children.
A graveside service at Hillcrest Memorial Park will be held at 10:30 a.m Saturday, July 9.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers are requested to be given to Alzheimer Foundation of America, Faith Presbyterian Hospice, Christ the King Catholic Church, or another charity of your choosing.