With the door open to her heavenly home, Sherry crossed its threshold on Monday January 22, 2024.
Sherry Aneal was born to wonderful parents, James Marvin Martin and Hazel (Holtsclaw) Martin on December 16, 1952 and was raised in Alamosa, Colorado and Mesa Arizona. Her childhood years were shaped by her home life filled with music. Her 3 older brothers (Gary, Jay and Bob) were either playing the piano, musical instruments or singing in preparation for performances at school or for their Saturday night “gigs”. It is no wonder that Sherry Aneal developed a deep love of music and became herself, a talented musician.
Before the family moved to Mesa in the mid-sixties, the family was blessed with Tammy Sue. Sherry Aneal could not have been happier to have a baby sister. They were best of friends for forever.
She was educated at Westwood High School, Mesa Community College and earned a bachelor degree in Music from Arizona State University. She took both piano and voice lessons for years. Sherry developed a beautiful soprano voice. With her talent as a musician she taught private voice and piano most of her adult life.
Sherry could identify the species of bird chirping in the trees without even looking up. She had a soft spot for cats and dogs, she raised several over the years. Night winter skies were her favorite, she could name most if not of all the constellations. There was not a good book she had not read.
She loved her Savior Jesus Christ. Everyday she tried to be an example of her love of the Savior by being kind and compassionate to family, friends, and neighbors. She found ways to bless the lives of others in small and simple things.
Sherry is survived by her brother Bob Martin, sister-in-law Betty Martin and brother-in-law, Scott Strange, as well as a several nieces and nephews. Missing Sherry (besides her family) are her neighbors and friends of many years and not to be forgotten an orange colored cat she named “Marmalade” who adopted her.
If you received music lessons or life lessons from Sherry you are invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service Saturday February 17, 2024 at 11 am in the Mesa Cemetery just off the Country Club entrance.