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Sherry Yvonne Rydel

November 3, 1937April 27, 2021

Sherry Rydel passed away April 27, 2021 at The Center at Foresight, she was 83. Sherry was born on November3, 1937 in San Diego, California from the union of Benjamin and Clara Ferraro. She spent her childhood in San Diego and graduated from Grossmont High School. She married Lee Ward and they later divorced. She married Larry Rydel on April 18, 1973 in Yuma, Arizona and he survives. Sherry and Larry moved to the Grand Junction area from 1982 to 1985 and then moved to Laramie, Wyoming. They moved to Rifle, Colorado and lived there from 1985 to 1990 before moving back to the Grand Junction area in 2010. Sherry worked as a retail clerk for the JC Penny Company and later as a hospital receptionist and file clerk. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed crosswords puzzles, reading romance novels, playing Tetras style video games. Family and friends will always remember her love and loyalty to her children, and her family orientated devotion. Sherry leaves behind her husband of forty-eight years, Larry Rydel of Clifton, Colorado. Four sons, Daniel (Hanna) Ward and David Ward of San Diego, California and Donald (Lisa) Ward of Illinois, Larry Rydel Jr., daughters, Elizabeth Parker, Cheryl Rydel, Tamara Rydel, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Mehgan, Vanessa, Gabriela, Benjamin, Casey, Austin, Michael, Jamie, Tyler, Lila, Reyes, Kameryn, Areya, Chloe, Lane and Aaron. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Benjamin Ferraro Jr. A visitation will take place from 10-12 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Martin Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at Greenwood Mortuary with a committal service to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, California, the Martin Mortuary website will announce these services.



  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021


  • Funeral Services are being planned at Greenwood Mortuary, San Diego, California


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Susan Hardgrove (Mosher)

April 29, 2021

I have some great memories of Sherry and all the fun times we had. One of my favorites was her telling my soon to be husband that Uncle Benny was in the mafia and she had him terrified of meeting her mom and dad. I also remember helping her clean the house the night before the cleaning lady came because she didn't want her to see a messy house. I haven't seen or talked to her in recent years, but will always have good memories. She was an influence to me all of my life. I love you Sherry.