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Memorial created 01-12-2009 by
Cheryl M Swanson
January 2 1958 - January 11 2009

This memorial is made in memory of my loving Beautiful sister Sherrie... Please sign guest book.


Sherrie is survived by her Mom, Doris.  Two sisters Debbie, and Lori.  She has one nephew Dominic and his wife Vangie.  Two nieces Alisha, and Vanessa.  She has two great nephews John, and Christopher.  Six great nieces Estrella, Ebony, Jesina, Leeanne, Alexia and Daniella.  Two doggie nieces Chica and Bambi.

She is also survived by two Aunts June and Sandi, one Uncle David and many cousins. 

In addition she had a special friend Rick, who she love to have come over on weekends to cook for her and visit, along with his dog Rascal.

She had two friends in her apt building, Georgia and Patsy.  Plus many other friends in Denver area.

Sherrie was very friendly and made friends easily.  She also had a very fun sense of humor and enjoyed so many things, but especially her music.

Please sign guest book, and come back for updates of photos, etc...  Thank you, Lori


Hope in Heaven's Day
  Grief be mine, I ask you so,
If not for you, I wouldn't know,
How life once was and then be still,
How so precious, that death do steal.
Because that grief, won't go away,
Learn to let it have its way.
The link to love, a precious one,
Is met with grief and still not done.
The days do come, and nights do go,
Grief will stay as time is so.
And so a loved one passes on,
And grief comes in and carries on.
Does grief get better, I will ask,
It's hard to say, while at its task.
There is grief to help us cope,
There is God to give us hope.
Grief will surely go away,
On that glorious heaven's day.
But while its here, there's just one thing,
Pray our Lord, for peace he'll bring.

Arlene Dery



Sherrie was a big fan of Maxines. So I thought it only right to add some of her little blurbs to her page.  I think she also was in comics as crabby roads.  I like how she is so cocky in a fun kind of way.  I use to print these up for Sherrie as she had plan to do a collage.


Meaning of the Dove
Security and maternal instinctiveness. Sensitive to emotions. Can assist in releasing trauma stored in our cellular memory.


Meaning of the Dog

Holds the key to unconditional love. Serve selflessly. Able to forgive freely. Teacher


I’m travailing down a long lonely road


This is shelter where we will celebrate Sherrie's life and the memory of her to each of us.  If you notice to right the day I decided it was the one in park I wanted that light shined down on it, and that is white steak on photo.  I took that as her approval of spot. There is more info on the memorial under Memorial for Sherrie.






To My Dearest Family:

Some things I'd like to say

but first of all to let you know

that I arrived okay

I'm writing this from Heaven

where I dwell with God above

where there's no more tears

or sadness there

is just eternal love

Please do not be unhappy

just because I'm out of sight

remember that I'm with you

every morning, noon and night

That day I had to leave you

when my life on Earth was through

God picked me up and hugged me

and He said I welcome you

It's good to have you back again

you were missed while you were gone

as for your dearest family

they'll be here later on

I need you here so badly

as part of My big plan

there's so much that we have to do

to help our mortal man

Then God gave me a list of things

He wished for me to do

and foremost on that list of mine

is to watch and care for you

And I will be beside you

every day and week and year

and when you're sad

I'm standing there

to wipe away the tear

And when you lie in bed at night

the days chores put to flight

God and I are closest to you

in the middle of the night

When you think of my life on Earth

and all those loving years

because you're only human

they are bound to bring you tears

But do not be afraid to cry

it does relieve the pain

remember there would be no flowers

unless there was some rain

I wish that I could tell you

of all that God has planned

but if I were to tell you

you wouldn't understand

But one thing is for certain

though my life on Earth is o're

I am closer to you now

than I ever was before

And to my very many friends

trust God knows what is best

I'm still not far away from you

I'm just beyond the crest

There are rocky roads ahead of you

and many hills to climb

but together we can do it

taking one day at a time

It was always my philosophy

and I'd like it for you too

that as you give unto the World

so the World will give to you

If you can help somebody

who is in sorrow or in pain

then you can say to God at night

my day was not in vain

And now I am contented

that my life it was worthwhile

knowing as I passed along the way

I made somebody smile

So if you meet somebody

who is down and feeling low

just lend a hand to pick him up

as on your way you go

When you are walking

down the street

and you've got me on your mind

I'm walking in your footsteps

only half a step behind

And when you feel the gentle breeze

or the wind upon your face

that's me giving you a great big hug

or just a soft embrace

And when it's time for you to go

from that body to be free

remember you're not going

you are coming here to me

And I will always love you

from that land way up above

Will be in touch again soon

P.S. God sends His Love

--Author Unknown





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