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Sharon Ann Lee

11/11/1942 - 07/23/2016
Service Date: 08/06/2016
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: Community United Methodist Church, Pagosa Springs, CO

Sharon (Sheri) Ann Lee, age 73, of Pagosa Springs, CO, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on November 11, 1942, in Mauston, Wisconsin, the daughter of Robert and Vesta (Barto) Hendricks of Tomah Wisconsin. Sheri grew up in Tomah and graduated from high school there in 1960. Upon graduation, she attended Marquette, LaCrosse State College and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, studying chemistry and pharmacy. While at the UW, she met her future husband of 51 years, Robert Hugh Lee. They were married on February 6, 1965, in Tomah.  Bob’s career first took them to Rochester, Minnesota, where Sheri worked for Northwest Bell Telephone Company.  They next moved to San Jose, California, for several years and then on to Tucson, AZ. While living in Tucson, Sheri sold real estate and returned to school at the University of Arizona earning a mechanical engineering degree.  After retirement, they moved to Pagosa Springs, CO. Through the years Sheri has enjoyed many interesting hobbies. She spent many hours researching both her and Bob’s family genealogy.  Sheri was a member of the Mayflower Society and DAR. Sheri enjoyed tennis, skiing, and camping in her younger years and more recently spent many hours doing quilting projects. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Pagosa Springs and served as chairperson of the church council. Sheri is survived by her husband;  mother;  sister, Suzie Janney of Tomah; niece, Danñe Parker; nephew, Blake Herlick; and extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father. A celebration of Sheri’s life will be held at Community United Methodist Church in Pagosa Springs, CO on August 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Memorials may be made to the Community United Methodist Food Pantry, PO Box 300, Pagosa Springs, CO  81147 or to Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County, 703 San Juan Street, PO Box 2827, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. A memorial service will be held at United Methodist Church in Tomah, WI at a later date.  On line condolences may be made at www.bunkerfuneral.com, Bunker Family Funeral, Mesa, AZ.


  • LaToya Johnson

    I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Sharon Lee. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. Experiencing the lost of a beloved family member is one of the hardest thing that any of us can go thru. And because of this my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take comfort in knowing that God never intent for us to deal with sickness and death. But have assure in the wonderful promise that God holds out to us. He promise to reunite us back with all those loved ones that we have lost. (John 5:28,29) Until that time, cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of Mrs. Sharon. These precious memories will console the family in the day’s ahead.

  • I’m so very sorry to hear about your dear love one. Losing those we love is always difficult, Take comfort in knowing God understands your pain and he will help you heal. The bible says God is close to those who are brokenhearted and he saves those who are crushed in spirit, psalm 34:18

  • Joe and Debbie Hannigan

    We were so saddened to hear of Sheri’s passing. Sheri was a very unique person and full of life and had a great sense of humor. I always enjoyed seeing her at our quilting guild meetings and talking with her and Bob on their way home down the street from where we live in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to Sheri’s family, and to her husband Bob.

  • Ron and Eve Taylor

    You have been on a long, hard journey with Sheri these past many months away from home. Now that journey is over and we know you will remember all the good years and fun times you spent with Sheri.

    We will miss her quick wit, sometimes salted with sarcasm, her bright mind and her friendship.

    The years we all spent together in Bible studies, both in Pagosa Springs and in Tucson will be forever cherished.

    Words are inadequate when saying good bye to Sheri, but we know we will see her laughing face again.

    Love in Christ Jesus,

    Ron and Eve

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