BERLIN -- Linda G. (Atwood) Sharp, 67, of Berlin, formerly of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Merrimack, N.H., died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health with the love of family near.
Linda was born the daughter of the late Carolyn (Corkins) and Edward Atwood on Dec. 8, 1949 in Littleton, N.H. She was educated in Lincoln and graduated from Linwood High School, class of 1967. She later went on in her education in nursing and became a licensed practical nurse.
On June 21, 1969, she exchanged vows with Wayne P. Sharp at Baptist Church in North Woodstock, N.H. They were married with family and friends in attendance and had been happily married for 48 years.
She worked as a personnel director at the Inn at Honey Run in Berlin before retiring in 2007. Prior to that, she had worked at a Cleveland, Tennessee Hospital as a nurse on the psych ward. Prior to moving to Tennessee, she worked at both hospitals in Nashua, N.H. in the operating and recovery units.
Linda had many interests in life. She enjoyed going on cruises with her husband and friends. Time was spent going to the ocean. She was an avid motor sports fan going to NASCAR and dirt track races and watching formula 1. She enjoyed camping and when time permitted, a good book. Linda was at peace sitting in a chair watching the hummingbirds flutter around the feeders.
Surviving are her husband, Wayne P. Sharp of Berlin; children, Julie A. Kirkpatrick and her husband, Jeremiah of Williston, N.D., and Ken W. Sharp and his wife, Terri, of Charleston, S.C.; siblings, David E. Atwood and his wife, Kathy of Exeter, N.H., and Debbie Sharp of North Woodstock, N.H.; grandchildren, Ashley, Joshua, Stephen, Abbie and Carolyn; a great-grandchild, KayVin; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Phillip Atwood, who passed in 2014.
In keeping with Linda's wishes, all services were private. Burial took place in New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.
Donations can be sent in memory of Linda G. Sharp to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.