Sharon Brunson

Sharon Brunson, 76, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Nowata September 20, 1941 to Richard “Dick” and Helen (Whitchurch) Aymer. She was raised and educated in her birth community. She graduated from Nowata High School with the class of 1959. After graduation she went on to attend college and several trade schools that taught her the art of flower arranging. It was this training and her creativity that enabled her to own and operate Claremore Flowers and The Wild Orchid in Tulsa for over 20 years. The Wild Orchid was even recognized as Tulsa’s best flower and gift shop. She married Jim Lambert in 1959. The couple eventually settled in Oologah where they raised their four children, Lori, Lon, Brad, and Amy. She loved her family and family gatherings. She was proud of the many accomplishments her children had made. With all she did, she was great at being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a gift of making each and every person in her life feel special. She married Mike Brunson on November 15, 1985 and moved to Claremore. She was involved in numerous civic organizations with her husband Mike. She was a member of the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and the Elks Lodge. It was said by many that she loved Claremore and promoted the community she called home every opportunity that presented itself. In later life and when free time was available, she looked forward to attending her art class where she excelled at oil painting. You don’t have to be in her home for very long before you see many of her favorite paintings adorning her walls. She loved to decorate. After selling the flower shops, customers and friends would still call her to decorate their homes for the holidays or to help plan the flowers for their children’s weddings. She was also an avid reader and loved to write rap songs. In fact her son Lon said there was one song in particular that she had written that was going to make her famous and all of them rich. She loved shopping, dancing, art, and life. And no list of what she liked would be complete without saying she enjoyed going back to Nowata to visit family, friends, and just be in the town where she was raised. This mother, grandma, sister, and friend will be missed by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her children, Lori Jolley and husband, Jack, Lon Lambert and wife, Pam, Brad Lambert and wife, Joy, Amy Weaver, Anita Williams and husband, Greg, and Dana Homer and husband, John; grandchildren, Landen Lambert and wife, Amanda, Amber Jolley, Lane Lambert and wife, Brianna, Dillon Weaver and wife, Jeanette, Logan Lambert, Luke Lambert and wife, Michaela, Levi Weaver, Anna Jolley and Josh Moyer, Tara and Emily Williams and Raina and Jango Homer; greatgrandchildren, Lilly and Tessa Sweet, Diana and Cabton Weaver, Landry, Ella, and Lyla Lambert, Rowan Moyer and three more on the way; sister, Annette Rogers and husband, Gene; brothers, Steve Aymer and wife, Wanda, and Mark Aymer and wife ,Roberta; lifelong special friends, Lavon Forrester and Jim Reed. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband and the father of her children, Jim; husband, Mike Brunson; Darin Brunson; and lifelong friend, Patricia Snedden-Vargas. A memorial service celebrating and remembering her life as a long time Claremore business woman and civic leader will be at 2 p.m., today (Thursday) January 11 at the First United Methodist Church in Claremore. The family has entrusted DeLozier Funeral Service, Chelsea with her care. Please view and sign Sharon’s online tribute at

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