Sherry Lynn (Morehead) Baker, 68, entered eternal life on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, surrounded by her family in love.
Sherry was born November 14, 1946, to Arnold and Norma (Koplin) Morehead in Akron, Iowa. Many of Sherry's cherished childhood memories were from the family (Koplin) farm in South Dakota where she spent summers with her grandparents, uncles/aunts, and cousins. Throughout her life, Sherry lived in Iowa, California and Texas, but made Buhl, Idaho her home for the last 37 years.
We have been blessed to learn many valuable life lessons from Sherry's 68 years. Among them; Always take time to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee with neighbors, friends and family. Never eat dessert with anything but a dessert fork. Overnight guests get the feather pillows and "guest sheets," like the ones great grandma used. "Use it up, wear it out, make due." If a stray cat takes up residence in your barn and has a litter of kittens (or several litters), feed them. Read, read, read. Teach the grandkids the Jitterbug and the Twist. Own a clothes dryer, but use it only in inclimate weather. Christmas presents are to be wrapped in coordinating blue paper. Always send a handwritten thank you note, self-reflect and forgive those who have wronged you. Reuse ziploc bags.
Every dog, cat, horse and antique has a story. When grandkids visit and fear a spider in the house, name the spider "George" and tell them he is your pet. Make it to every family reunion. Each grandkid must have the opportunity to learn to ride a horse correctly. It is perfectly acceptable to drink your morning coffee in overalls and work boots, but not from anything other than a bone china tea cup with saucer and a sterling silver teaspoon. "Warsh" your clothes and dishes.
Drive three hours to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve with family and then drive three hours back to make sure the horses are fed on time, all in the same day. Share your bed with your dog. Love the Lord. Keep distant relationships alive and deep with a frequent, long phone calls. If a horse is so old that he is missing all his teeth, cook his food on the stove twice a day for two years to maintain his quality of life. "Don't judge another until you have walked a mile in his moccasins." When eating out, save meat scraps wrapped in napkins in your purse for the dogs. "Waste not, want not." Never forget a birthday or anniversary and always send a card with "a little mad money." Love deeply.
There are two ways to journey through life, march or dance...Sherry danced. She has inspired those who know and love her to live out each day with passion, embracing all life has to offer.
Her spirit is carried on by her two children and nine grandchildren - Roanne (children: Ashley, Audrey and Sam); Todd (wife: Hollie; children: Becca, Tyler, Abbie, Annie, Kara and Brady); brother, Mike (wife: Yoko); many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and family, too numerous to list, but not forgotten.
Sherry is now reunited with her mother and father (Arnold and Norma (Koplin) Morehead).
A celebration of Sherry's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Calvary Chapel, 1004 Burley Ave, Buhl, Idaho. Interment will follow at the West End Cemetery in Buhl. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel of Buhl, Idaho.
A special "thank you" to the many loving friends, family, hospice and medical professionals who came to Sherry's side to support her in her final season of life. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Visions of Twin Falls, Idaho at: www.hospicevisions.org/donate.php