Sharon R. Boden

March 3rd, 1940October 7th, 2019

Sharon Varra Boden, 79, passed away October 7, 2019, in Denver, CO.

Sharon was born March 3, 1940, to Michael P. and Elizabeth M. (Damelio) Varra on the family farm in Broomfield, CO.  Sharon attended St. Louis Catholic School and Louisville Public School in Louisville.  She graduated from Louisville High School in Louisville, CO in 1957.  She received her BA at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her master’s from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.

Her career was in elementary education having taught schools in Greeley, CO, Santa Maria, CA, Primasen, Germany, San Jose, CA, Tainian, Taiwan, Pennsylavania, and Longmont, CO.  Her teaching career spanned over 28 years.  While teaching in Primasen, Germany, she met her future husband, Army Lieutenant Gerald Boden. They wed on December 24, 1969, in Sydney, Australia.  On April 2, 1973, they welcomed a daughter, Kimberly Ann.

After retiring from teaching, she worked for five years on a research grant from the University of Colorado.  She volunteered at the St. Louis Catholic School and at the Louisville Senior Center. Sharon was an accomplished artist and enjoyed traveling.  She traveled every continent except Antarctica. In her retirement she also enjoyed crocheting, knitting and her book club. 

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Michael) Brust; brothers, Gene (Jean) Varra, Wayne (Sandy) Varra, and Ron (Pattie) Varra; sister, Nancy Varra (Michael Milner); neices, nephews; great-nieces and nephews; many cousins and a host of other family and friends who all love and will miss her dearly. The time she spent with them will be forever cherished by those she leaves behind.

 She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gerald Boden.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( or the American Heart Association (





A Vigil and Rosary will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville at 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the church at 10:00 a.m.

Please join the family for a reception, following the service, at the Tri-City Elk's Lodge in Louisville.

Internment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Boulder, CO.


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Sharon was a very caring, thoughtful, and friendly person. She will be greatly missed. Kim, Wayne, Gene, and the rest of the family, we are truly sorry for your loss. Mike & Judith Miller
So many memories in Longmont. Sharon always made us great food and let us take over the family room with long, loud games of Monopoly. I always admired her taking you on great trips around the world, Kim (maybe a little jealous too!) I hope all those great memories sustain you through the rough times ahead. Love you and miss you. Beth
I had the great joy of doing Sharon's hair for many years. My heart is heavy and she will be missed. My condolences to all of Sharon's friends and family during this time. Cindy
So sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. We all will miss her tremendously at TOPS. Rhonda Lewark
Sharon attended Our Drawing Study Group practically from it's inception (2 years ago) She was always so sweet and yet very determined. She was quite a good artist and I loved having her in our class.I will miss her. My deepest condolences. Helen Harrison
To Sharon’s Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sharon was one of the kindest people I have ever worked with. I worked with her at LES. She was a steady, warm, good natured, soft spoken, thoughtful woman. She never got ruffled. I genuinely admired her. Please accept my condolences. God Bless you as you mourn your loss. Lynn Barr