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Sherrilee "Sherri" (Brownfield) Shaddock

1962 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Sherrilee "Sherri" (Brownfield) Shaddock Obituary
Sherrilee "Sherri" Shaddock was born on July 30, 1962, in Covington, Indiana, where she grew up as a young girl.
She attended Covington High School and graduated in 1980. Some of her favorite memories as a child was hanging and playing with her cousins (all boys). When she was 16 years old, she became a nanny for Dick and Sue Holmes' children. Dick was a prominent attorney in Covington. Sherri was like a daughter to them. Little did she know that this family would have a significant impact on her life. They became mentors to her career path and helped her become the person she was.
She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher so after high school, she attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1984.
She moved out west in 1986 and received her first full-time teaching job in Ashby, Nebraska in a trailer house, which was also her living quarters. She eventually moved up to a two-room schoolhouse in town, where she was the Principal and was elected as Grant County Superintendent. She was in public education for 22 years teaching in Nebraska, Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico. She was most known in Akron for her 11 years of teaching at the Akron Elementary School for grades pre-first and third grades. She had a big heart and a desire to help each student that she came to know.
In 1992, she met Mark Shaddock, her husband, at her sister's restaurant in Brush, Colorado. They dated for two years and were married on December 17, 1994 in Hyannis, Nebraska. This past year, they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. They moved to Akron in July of 1998 and have been a part of the community and served in many capacities. Sherri was a soccer coach, t-ball coach and was an Awana leader with T and T at the First Baptist Church. She said, "My greatest gift in life was being able to lead my son, Noah, to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior."
Mark and Sherri have three children. Noah, who resides with his fiance, Veronica Lara, and son Micah James, in Torrington, Wyoming; Jonah, who is 16 and a sophomore at Akron High School; and Hannah, 14, and is a freshman at Akron High School.
She loved to experience life in the most modest of ways. She spent time with her family around campfires. She wanted to take more trips and see more of the United States and abroad. She cross-stitched each family member a baby blanket. She was an avid reader. She played the piano for 11 years, which is a hidden secret to some that even knew her. Her favorite thing was spending time tending to her roses.
As a member of the Akron community, she was involved with Delta Chi sorority. She served as President, Vice President and Secretary. She was President of AEA, and won the Most Improved Chapter Award in 2008. She was instrumental in starting PBIS at Akron Elementary School.
Sherri enjoyed helping people and was trying to fulfill her second career as an oncology nurse when she was stricken with cancer. She wanted to spread hope. She had passion to comfort and encourage others to live. She would advise people: "Have dreams. Never give up. Live life to the fullest. Love each other. Be true to yourself".
She is survived by her husband, Mark Shaddock; children, Jonah Shaddock and Hannah Shaddock from Akron, Colorado and Noah Shaddock, from Torrington, Wyoming; grandson, Micah, from Torrington, Wyoming; father, James Brownfield, from Platner, Colorado; sister, Kandance Erickson, from Brush, Colorado; sister, Bobbette French, from Danville, Illinois; niece, Kara Riter, from Fort Morgan, Colorado; niece, Kayla Erickson, from Aurora, Colorado; niece, Heather Siddens, from South Carolina; and niece, Samantha Siddens, from Danville, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Brownfield; step-mother, Sharon Brownfield; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Bowin Funeral Home in Akron. Services will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Akron United Methodist Church, at 10:30 a.m. Services will be officiated by Pastor Michael Heady. A dinner will be served at the Washington County Event Center immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made in her name and honor to the Akron High School Music/Choir Department or to the Akron High School FFA.
A memorial for Sherri Shaddock has been set up by the NJC Foundation for a scholarship for the nursing program at the college. Donations can be sent to NJC in memory of Sherri, who had been taking the nursing course at NJC. More information will be available at a later date. For more information call Cheryl Kraich at (970) 554-1781.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Jan. 21, 2016
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