Sharron Ann Barker Mangum was born on April 13, 1948. She passed away peacefully on October 13, 2010 surrounded by her family in Cedar City, Utah.Sharron was born in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. She came to the United States in 1965 where she met and married her sweetheart, Steve, in 1966. She has four children, Karie Simon, Terie Simcox, Scott Mangum and Chipper Mangum. She also has 9 grandchildren, Sean, Nikki, Ashlie, Brandon, Britnie, Kason, Karly, Brayden & Adison. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Eleanor Travis of Prescott, AZ., and Gail Wilson of Austin, CO., 2 brothers, William "Billie" Barker of Lantzville, BC, Canada, and Gary Barker of Austin, CO.Sharron loved spending time with her grandchildren. They addressed her as Bumma" or Gma. They were truly the lights of her life. She always looked forward to play dates, baking, shopping, and crafts with all of them! One of Sharrons proudest accomplishments was the book Chipper; More than a Miracle. She rarely went anywhere without a copy of the book to give away. She was also a member of the Brain Injury Association of Utah and served on the Conference Committee for several years. She went to Washington DC to lobby for funding for Utahs Brain Injury Association.Sharron was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served diligently in many callings and was always willing to do her part. Her favorite calling was being a primary teacher and did it for over 20 years.Sharron was preceded in death by her mother and father, William and Mary Barker, her brother, Norman Barker, her niece, Stacey Wood, and Vickie Bia, a daughter that was with the Mangum family for 6 years with the Indian placement program.Sharron was also greeted in heaven by her precious dog Buddy, where she can run and play with him, pain free. We love and miss you wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.The entire Mangum family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Valley View Medical Centers ICU unit. Their compassion and caring helped us through a very difficult time. We would also like to thank DRMC and Hospice for their special attention in our time of need. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Cedar 9th Ward Chapel located at 256 South 900 West, in Cedar City, Utah. There will be a viewing on Friday, October 15, 2010 from 6:00-7:30 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary located at 190 North 300 West in Cedar City, Utah. And then again at the Mortuary on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 1:30-2:30 pm. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.