December 1, 1949 - December 11, 2013
Sherry was a life-long resident of Tulsa. She was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. She attended Cherokee Elementary School, Monroe Junior High School and graduated from McLain High School in the Class of 1968. Carol (Booth) Binkley, Sherry’s life-long friend, said Sherry always set a good example for the other school kids and tried to steer her fellow students away from any actions that would land them in trouble. Sherry later attended Tulsa Community College and obtained an Accounting Certificate from TCC. Sherry didn’t like to be idle. She worked from the time she was 15, starting with helping to run a fireworks stand. She worked in retail and in accounting, often working multiple jobs at one time. She worked in many industries including for a grocery store, in a jewelry store, in insurance, manufacturing and oil and gas. She was working as an accounting clerk/CSR for Enterprise Car Rental in the Tulsa office at the time of her death. It was while working for Unit Rig and Equipment Company in Tulsa that Sherry met the love of her life, her husband of almost 32 years, Paul. They were united in marriage by the late Reverend Charles Gann on February 26th, 1982. Sherry and Paul did not have any children of their own, but there were always nieces, nephews and friends with children to love and nurture. Now, many of those children have children and, in some cases, grandchildren of their own that Sherry loved. Sherry was a giver. She was a multi-gallon blood donor to the American Red Cross. She volunteered for over 20 years with the Salvation Army helping with their Angel Tree Program. She was a certified aquatic education instructor with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, helping teach kids how to fish at clinics put on by the department. Prior to that, she helped with whatever fishing activities that involved kids that she could. She has also helped long-time friends Chris and Jimmy Houston with their annual Kids Fishing Day and the annual bass tournament to support the Kids Fishing Day in Cookson, Oklahoma. More recently, she has helped the Cookson chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Anglers Society (FOCAS) with their Christmas toy drive to help needy children in the area. Sherry was a lover. She loved God, family, friends, fishing and OU football. Sherry was also a dog lover. There was always at least one in the house. She was one of the early members of the first all women’s bass fishing clubs in America, The Tulsa Bass Belles. For several years, Sherry also fished on the first all women’s professional bass fishing circuit, Bass N Gal. Sherry had more common sense than most people. Everyone, including co-workers, friends and family would bring their problems to her and most of the time she would figure out a solution to the problem, even if it meant making a half dozen phone calls to find someone that could help. Sherry was a one of a kind lady and she will be missed by all.
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