OBITUARY

Sherri Carlson

October 15, 1944July 8, 2021

Sherri Carlson passed away as a result of complications from heart disease on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the age of 76. Daughter of Robert A. Englund, a missiles and space engineer, and Esther J. Englund, a prolific artist, Sherri was born in Helena, Montana on October 15, 1944 while her father was away serving in the Navy during WWII. Sherri spent her childhood relocating from Montana, to California, to Arizona and to Colorado due to her father’s employment.

In her early adulthood, Sherri spent quite a few years living in California beginning her family before moving to Oregon and finding a long and successful professional career with Merritt Trailers, Inc., which eventually landed her in Lakewood, CO where she rose to an upper management position at the company's plant in Henderson, Colorado.

She retired from Merritt, cared for the needs of her aging parents, and started a small business, SJL Creations, where she enjoyed moderate success selling exquisite, unique, beautiful natural stone jewely pieces she designed and created to friends, and at area craft fairs.

Sherri is predeceased by her parents, and her youngest son, Michael. She is survived by her husband, Larry, son Timothy daughter-in-law, Lorie, daughter Melodi, son-in-law Doug, grandsons Justin, Nathanial, and Joshua, and great-grandson Parker. She is also survived by her three sisters: Deborah Lee, Aurael Christall, and Melody Diane.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

Memories

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Maria Deitrick

July 24, 2021

I so admired Sheri's courage and will to live! She was an inspiration to me to keep persevering. I too remember her creative talents and have some of her jewelry.
Maria Deitrick

Dawn Bielawski

July 15, 2021

I remember Aunt Sherri as a creative and artistic person. She made such beautiful jewelry and showed me how to make a necklace on one of my visits. I have a few of the beautiful pieces she made as well and think of her when I wear them. I also think of her whenever I get a bouquet of flowers, since she gave me a lesson on flower arranging. Sending much love to the family and friends!

Lorie Cowles

July 14, 2021

All my memories of Sherri are amazing. She was such a strong person. I love and miss her so much! I know that she happy and home now. We will see you soon. Love you and will forever miss you!

Jo wagers

July 14, 2021

My favorite memory is when Sherri and I made matching sundresses, she made Melodi and Jenni one too. I still have mine.

Melodi Breinig

July 13, 2021

Went to visit Grandma and Grandpa. The trees have grown so tall now that you can no longer see the flag pole.

Melodi Breinig

July 13, 2021

The area where she will be laid to rest is full of summer blooms. I love you, Mom