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Valene Arizona Sherwood

02/14/1925 - 03/10/2019
Service Date: 03/16/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21320 S. Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, Arizona
Visitation Date: 03/16/2019
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21320 S. Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, Arizona
Interment: Eagar Cemetery, 300 W. 3rd, Eagar, Arizona

  Valene Arizona Sanders Sherwood was born in Prescott, AZ, February 14, 1925 to Amy Lola Despain and John Lester Sanders and passed March 10, 2019.

  She married her sweetheart Dan Calvin May 4th 1945 in the Mesa, AZ Temple.  They lived in Burbank, CA, Phoenix, Eagar, Chino Valley, Mesa, Mt. Vernon Arkansas and Gilbert, AZ.

  She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life and held many positions where she was able to be of service to others.  She and Calvin served a mission to Kentucky Louisville Mission.

  She is survived by her children: Sandra (Vaughn), John (Kandy), Kenneth, Ted (Diana) and Jason.  35 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister: Maxine Langford.

  Preceded in death by her husband Calvin, oldest daughter Danna, son Phil and his wife Kristi, Kenneth’s wife Jennifer, her 3 brothers: Alva, Dwight, Lester and 2 sisters: Dot Milne and Elaine Judd.

  Funeral will be held Saturday, March 16th at 21320 S. Greenfield Road, Gilbert, Arizona.  Viewing at 9:00 AM and services at 10:00 AM.  Internment at 5:00 PM in Eagar Arizona Cemetery.

  SHE LOVED being a MOM and was the world’s BEST!


  • “May our Father in Heaven bless your family as you mourn the passing of Mrs, Sherwood. I pray your meditation on His Holy Word for times such you are facing will give you strength to bear and hope in His will, soon to be fulfilled. Better days are soon to come, it is His promise.” Revelation 21:4, Job 14:13-15 John 5:28,29,

  • Larry and Yevette Hathaway

    John, Sandra, Kenny, Ted and Jason,
    We want to share how much we loved your mother. Aunt Valene was so very special to us. She was an example of everything good. We will always feel blessed to have known and loved her. Our love goes to you and your families. We love you each and everyone.

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