Sherry La Rea Dennis Davis, beloved wife and mother, passed away December 8, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Gilbert. Sherry was born February 6, 1941 in Morenci, AZ to Lawton Tex and Norma Dennis. Sherry graduated from Thatcher High School and Eastern Arizona College where she later taught art. Sherry married her devoted husband Tommy Davis on August 19, 1961 and together they had 3 children. Living most of her life in Southeastern Arizona, Sherry was an accomplished pastel portrait artist, teacher, librarian, great supporter of athletics, and many charities. She served as the school librarian at Valley Union High School for over a decade, sharing with students her love of books and learning, as well as being a mentor, friend, and compassionate supporter making a difference in their lives. She touched many young people throughout her life while teaching art and twirling as well. Sherry is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Tom, sons Braden (Melanie) and Brett (Dannie), daughter Brandi, grandchildren Brittany (Joseph) Knight, Taryn (Kasey) Bell, Cheyenne, Madison, Logan Davis; Joshua, Jace, and Jaret Luzania; Tyler (Kelby), Travis, Ryan, and Loren Davis; a great grandson Ridley Knight; her beloved sister Sarah Carlstrom (Gary); nephews Shay and Koye (Terese) Carlstrom; and “adopted” son, Darek (Angela) Anderson and their children. Preceded in death by her parents and infant sister.
Memorial services will be held at the Benson LDS Stake Center on Wednesday, December 28th at 1 pm.