Vera Sharp Handy |

Vera Sharp Handy

October 21, 1912 – October 11, 2008

Vera Sharp Handy passed away peacefully Oct. 11, 2008, at Grace Health Care in Glenwood Springs.

She was born Vera Louise McGee Oct. 21, 1912, in Mayfield, Kentucky. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class in 19930.

She had two successful real estate careers, one in Michigan, and one in California.

She taught piano, organ and voice lessons for 30 years in California. She also sang opera and wrote and published books for young children on the symphony orchestra which had audio accompaniment.

She was an active member of the League of Women Voters and a member of the Pacific Palisades, California Republican Party. She served on an organizing committee for Ronald Reagan when he first ran for governor of California.

Vera lived in Aspen and Glenwood Springs in the early 1970s. She resided in Glenwood Springs the last 11 years.

She is survived by her only child, John Sharp, a decades-long resident of Aspen and Glenwood Springs; as well as nieces and nephews in Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by six brothers; and husbands Alan Sharp and Jamison Handy Jr.

Donations may be made to the Glenwood Springs Christian Science Society.

No services are planned.

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