Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Sheryl Ann Whipple


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Born on Nov. 14, 1943, in Monterey, Calif., Sheryl Ann Whipple went to be with family, friends and the Lord on July 30, 2016.

Sheryl was the daughter of Hal and Ann Stuart, who preceded her in death. They were longtime residents of Finley and Lakeport. Sheryl went to Lakeport Elementary School, Clear Lake High School and graduated from Sacramento State with her teaching credential in 1965.

On June 19, 1965, Sheryl married Bill Whipple Jr. and began teaching first grade in Clovis, Calif. Later, Sheryl and Bill moved to Antioch where she taught several more years and gave birth to son Rob and daughter Melody. They moved back to Lakeport in 1971 where she spent the rest of her life.

She taught at Lakeport Elementary School, became the school nurse and then became the school's secretary for 20 more years. She retired in 2006.

Sheryl loved being around her grandchildren Ashley and Ryan Whipple as they grew into adults. The last 12 years she has loved spending time with her younger grandchildren Jenna and Josh Cecil. She has special memories with her son-in-law Justin Cecil and his mom Patty Cecil.

Sheryl loved the family trips to Nebraska to spend time with her mother-in-law Shirley Jurgens and father-in-law Chris Jurgens.

She was able to spend a lot of time with her brother Ken Stuart and his wife Barb. She loved them very much and was fortunate to be able to spend time with her nephew Brian Stuart and his wife Summer and their children.

Sheryl was able to enjoy many trips and fun times spent with father-in-law Bill Whipple Sr., Stevie and recently Alice. She has really missed brother-in-law Byron Whipple since losing him and appreciated brother-in-law Casey Whipple and his wife Lena for all their help over the years. She will miss seeing her nieces Holly and Taylor Whipple. They always made her smile.

Sheryl loved to spend time at Fort Bragg and spending time with close friends from Jackson and Sutter Creek, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Please dress casual.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Early Lake Lions Community Service Projects, P.O. Box 1306, Lakeport, CA 95453.

Sherry wanted to thank all of the following people for helping her in so many ways over the past months: John Whitehead, Bev Davidson, Judy Goodrich, Terra Wilson, Cindy Turner, Cynthia Houge, Bev Hamner, Bonnie EveningRed, Micki and Don Davidson, Pam and Martin Klier, Liz Calahan, Joan and Ray Cox, Elva Hohn, Cheryl Smart, Fred and Michelle Figg, Bob and Patty Kalis, Nancy and Mike Svehla, Erma Lankford, Hank and Barbara Porter, mother-in-law Shirley Jurgens, Hospice Services of Lake County, Dr. Stanley and Dr. Turrill, and the many more who held her in their prayers. If we forgot anyone, we are truly sorry, and appreciate everything everyone did to help us out.

Thank you all and love you all for everything you did. – The Whipple Family


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