Gerry “Sharon” Budd, 82, of North Platte passed away April 20, 2021 at Great Plains Health.

She was born July 2, 1938 at St. Mary’s hospital in North Platte to Joseph and Vera Alice (Carlson) Briegel.

Gerry attended Hershey School and graduated in 1957. She lived on a farm growing up, enjoyed riding horses, gardening, playing the organ, and serving the Lord in His Church. Gerry was saved March 27, 1997 and joined Riverside Baptist Church through baptism May 28, 1997.

She left her job at Burger King in order to volunteer her services to clean the church.

She is survived by daughter, Corinna Carr; grandchildren, Nikki Fitch, Annaka Jenyce Gaitan, and Christopher “Kory” Michael Carlson; great grandchildren, Sabrina Howell, Emma Marie Gaitan, Christopher Wyiat Carlson, and Teagan Jenyce Gaitan.

Gerry is preceded in death by her mother, Vera Briegel in 1989; father, Joseph Briegel in 1992; and son, Terry Fitch in July 2000.

Services will be 2 p.m., Monday, April 26 at Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Dwane Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Dickens Cemetery. Visitation will be held noon-6 p.m., Sunday, April 25 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. We ask all guests to wear face coverings and observe personal distancing at events. The service will be livestreamed via the Adams & Swanson Facebook page for those unable to attend.

Memorials are suggested to Riverside Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared at

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