Harriett May (Carlson) Shearer

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Harriett May (Carlson) Shearer
1920 - 2018
Harriett May (Carlson) Shearer departed this life on March 8, 2018, just two months shy of her 98th birthday. She was born in Redfield, S.D. to Harry N. and Anna Laura (Saul) Carlson on May 15, 1920.
She grew up in Huron, S.D., and married her high school sweetheart, Clarence J. Shearer on June 30, 1944. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before Clarence passed away in October 2004. Together they raised seven children who survive: Jim, Kay Ware, Pam, Jane, Joan (David) McGavock, Bob (Charline) and Lisa (Steve) Wilkins. Grandchildren include: Rachel (Adam) Connor, Trevor (Desirae) Ware, Lizz Darling, Lydia Shearer and Annie Ramsey-Shearer, Hannah (Kyle) Thach, Megan (Adam) Toliver, Kristy (Adam) Dragul, Julia and Laura Shearer, and Jillian Wilkins, Melanie (Caden) Burk, Elliott Wilkins. Great grandchildren include: Madalynn and Walker Connor, Brycen and Nolan Ware, Lilly and Charley Thach, Reese and Rowan Dragul, and Weston and Ella May (expected in July) Burk.
Harriet and Clarence came to Colorado Spring in 1949. Clarence was the owner of Shearer Hardware for about twenty years while Harriett was busy with kids and many activities. Together they were active at Divine Redeemer Parish and school. They were also one of eight couples who spent much time together: the men playing poker, the women playing bridge, and shared trips with Ports of Call Travel Club. She participated in several other bridge groups, a sewing club, bowling league and played golf. Harriett loved flowers and gardening, walking, traveling, reading, baking and playing the piano. She spent many years at St. Francis Hospital volunteering as a Pink Lady. She grew up in a musical family with her parents and sister, Edeen, all singing in Church choirs and for functions in Huron. Harriett, her sister and her mom were all college graduates. She earned a degree in Home Economics from South Dakota State University and taught school before marriage and family life. Harriett was a gracious and appreciative person; always hospitable, kind, and concerned for others. She had great resilience and fortitude, as did many others in the "Greatest Generation." In addition, Harriett is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Rosary and tribute service will take place on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral Mass will be at St. Paul Catholic Church, 9 El Pomar Road, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Her high school yearbook quote, "In her we find all good qualities combined" certainly described the wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend that we will miss and love forever.

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Colorado Springs, CO 80910
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Published in The Gazette on Mar. 11, 2018