Sharon Schmit

Memorial service for Sharon Schmit will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Gillette Memorial Chapel.

Gillette resident Sharon Jean Schmit, 56, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Campbell County Health following a 3 ½ year battle with a rare cancer.

Sharon was born June 20, 1962, in Cuba, Missouri, to Walter E. and JoAnn (Puckett) Dobkins.  Her family moved to Hanna, Wyoming, in 1968, where she received her education.

Sharon married Michael Eckenrod Sr. and to that union there were three children born: Sean, Michael Jr., and Pam.  On June 17, 2000, Sharon married Ray Schmit, and a son, Ryan, was born.

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Sharon loved gardening and her flowers.  Her biggest joy in this world was her grandchildren.  She also loved filling the swimming pool and getting ready for parties. Sharon is survived by her husband, Ray Schmit; her three children, Sean (Christine) Eckenrod; daughter, Pam (Mike) Walter; son Ryan Schmit; mother, JoAnn Dobkins, all of Gillette, Wyoming; brothers, Bob (Karrie) Dobkins of Hudson, Wyoming; Chuck (Becky) Dobkins of Pinedale, Wyoming; and a sister Bev (Scott) Hannum of Rawlins, Wyoming; also her grandchildren, Meia, Alex, Bailey, Carlie, Katelyn, Michael, Charlie, and Kollin. Sharon is preceded in death by her father, Walter E. Dobkins; son, Michael Eckenrod Jr.; nephew, Logan Dobkins; and mother-in-law, Jill Anderson.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY, 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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