ROCKY BOY - Sharon Vern (Sutherland) Zampich, 63, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, from injuries she received from a motor vehicle accident north of Great Falls.
A wake service will begin at 11 a.m. today and continue through Friday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Rocky Boy. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Arden Barden officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Boy Cemetery.
Sharon was born on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation on Sept. 8, 1942, to Angeline and Pete Sutherland. She attended school at Rocky Boy and later moved to Great Falls. It was there she met Kenneth Zampich and they had been together for 40 years.
Sharon loved having her friends and relatives around her all the time. Her sons and numerous nieces and nephews always filled her home with fun and laughter. Her door was always open, and she and Kenny welcomed everyone into their trailer home on River Road. She collected angel figurines and everyone brought her new and unique angels. Sharon was a rich woman, rich in friends and rich in the special relationships she shared with her friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Pete Sutherland; sisters, Agnes Swan and June Cox; and brother, Chano Sutherland.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Kenneth Zampich of Great Falls; sons, Kenneth Sutherland of Spokane, Wash., Patrick (Brandy) Sutherland of Polson, Robert May of Auburn, Ky., Shane Zampich of Great Falls and Jason (Jen) Zampich of Great Falls; daughter, Jolene Swan of Spokane; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; adopted sons, Don (Susie) Villa of Wind River, Wyo., and Chris (Dot) Delaney of Great Falls; mother Angeline who is 96 years old; brothers, Clifford (Lydia) Sutherland and Daniel (Marilyn) Sutherland of Rocky Boy; and sisters, Marie (Bill) Wilson of Great Falls, Freida (Freddie) Ameline and Fern (Gary) Doney, all of Rocky Boy, and Pearl (Joe) Shendo of Jemez, N.M.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.