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(January 19, 1947 – March 1, 2011)

Sharon DuFort, 64, of Midland, died on March 1, 2011 at the Toni & Trish House in Auburn. Sharon was born on January 19, 1947 in Midland to Madeline (Stockton) and the late Charles Cochran. On April 5, 1975 she married her sweetheart Larry DuFort in Midland. Sharon was an avid bowler and played the violin. She loved Disney World, her cats and traveling around the state with her brother and sister-in-law visiting the casinos. She was a caring mother and grandmother and will be missed by all that knew her. Sharon is survived by her husband Larry; mother Madeline Cochran; children, Brian DuFort, David (Nichole) DuFort, Troy DuFort, Ann DuFort; grandchildren, Jade DuFort, Abigail “Abby” DuFort, Emilia “Emmy” DuFort; 6 nieces and nephews; sister Brenda Riggie; mother-in-law, Harriett DuFort; sister-in-law Rosemary Cochran; brother and sister-in-law Joe (Marilyn) DuFort. Sharon was predeceased by her father Charles; brother, Dan; brother-in-law Mike Riggie and father-in-law Cecil DuFort. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011, at 10:00 am, at Blessed Sacrament Church with Father Pete Gaspeny the Liturgist. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, on Thursday, March 3 from 4 til 7 pm and at the church on Friday from 9 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to donate to the Toni & Trish House or MidMichigan Homecare (Hospice) or to Pardee Cancer Treatment Center. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com