1941 – 2013

Sharon Ruth Gilbert Niblett was born in Bakersfield, CA, County of Kern, on May 5, 1941 and passed away on February 27, 2013 in Bakersfield, CA.  On May 31, 1958, Sharon married her husband of 55 years, Allen “Ralph” Niblett.  She was co-owner and operator of 11-C Markets with Ralph and their partners, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Holman.  Sharon was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Gilbert and her father, Junia Gilbert.  Sharon leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Ralph Niblett of Taft; daughter and husband, Susan and Ted Manning of Tehachapi; sons, Randy Niblett of China and Scott Niblett and wife, Heather, of Taft; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Erika McKamie and husband, Chris, of Taft and their three children, Victoria May, Brendon May and Garrett McKamie, Nicholas Manning and Staci Eckels of Bakersfield, Chad Manning and wife, Cathleen, of Bakersfield and their three children, Natalie, Kimberly and Kaden, Kaitlyn Manning and Michael Manning both of Tehachapi, Dylan Niblett and wife, Kayla, of Taft and their baby girl, Brystal Shayeanne Ruth and Colt Niblett of Taft; and the rest of her loving family.  A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery in Taft on Friday, March 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Rodney Wikoff officiating.  There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To express condolences or sign an online registry please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.