Kelly Lee Sharpe
Kelly Lee Sharpe, 53, of Houston Texas was called home to the Lord on Saturday, September 28, 2019. She was born in Odessa, Texas on December 15, 1965 to Bill Sr. and Sheri Sheppard who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kevin Sharpe, sons Ryan and Kyle Sharpe, sisters Terra Stern and Claire Sheppard, brothers Bill Jr. (Vickie) and Doug (Sandy) Sheppard, Bill Sr’s. wife Ann, nephews Chris (Shaina), Tyler, Wil and Brian Sheppard, nieces Lillian Mason (Christopher), Laura Permenter (Doug) and Amanda Clemmons (Damien), and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Kelly moved to Houston as a young girl, graduating from Scarborough High School, and from the University of St. Thomas in 1988. After graduation, she took a job with a NASA contractor and began her life long career as a software developer on June 6, 1988. As fate would have it, her future husband started on the same contract 3 weeks later. She was sitting at his desk, borrowing a computer, when he walked in and first met her. A year later they began dating, eventually marrying in 1992. The two worked together on the same contracts and companies for many years. They lived in Clear Lake City, within minutes of NASA and their children’s schools, allowing them to be involved with the many school-aged events through the years. She loved her sons dearly and made sure she was a part of their lives as much as possible. When the boys began their Scouting careers, she was active in their Dens and Patrols, attending campouts and numerous scouting activities. She made many life-long friends through Scouts and at NASA, who were there to support her during her 9 month battle with ovarian cancer. Known for her vast knowledge of trivia, she seemed to always have the answers. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles, listen to music, go to movies and travel with her family.
Kelly had a personal relationship with the Lord and knew when she closed her eyes here, they would open again in Glory. This gave comfort to her and her family during her battle, and sustains them as they go forward with their lives without their wife and mom. She is deeply missed, but eternally happy today.
A celebration of life will occur on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, Wesley Center, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston.
In lieu of flowers she asked that donations be made to “BSA Troop 848” in care of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church.