Sharon “Shari” Kay Fraker, 72, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2013.

Shari was born on March 6, 1941 in Brooklyn, Michigan and passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Jim and Shari were longtime residents of Elizabeth, Colorado where Shari realized her dream of owning and running a ranch. Shari was noted for her love of bowhunting elk throughout Colorado. Shari was an original board member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a member of the Colorado Bowhunters Association. She achieved, in 1985, the Colorado Bowhunters Award “Bowhunter of the Year” and was inducted into the “Colorado Bowhunter Hall of Fame” in 2010. Shari was responsible for teaching thousands of bow hunters shot placement with her numerous seminars and video.

Shari was an extremely talented artist with numerous works of Indian and Western art as well as hunting scene drawings and creating three-dimensional life-sized elk that were exact replicas of living elk.

Shari will be missed by her family and friends but we all take peace in knowing she is now in the “Happy Hunting Grounds” and free to roam again. Shari we miss you; your sense of humor, laughing eyes, quiet grace and dignity. You are loved and “Happy Hunting”.

She is survived by her devoted husband, James “Jim” R. Fraker; son, Todd James Fraker; brothers, Dallan and Lee Buschman; and granddaughter, Amanda Fraker. Shari was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Doris Buschman; and brother, Randall Buschman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shari’s name to the Shari Fraker Memorial Scholarship Fund in Wildlife Management at Colorado State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522.

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