Sherry Lynn Crigger, 67, of Plainview, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Lubbock. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at First Christian Church in Plainview with Pastor Don Robertson officiating. Cremation service arrangements are under the care of Lemons Funeral Home.
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Sherry was born on May 13, 1946, in McKinney, Texas, to Alton and Lydia (Hendricks) Nixon. She and Dick Crigger were married on June 8, 1968, in McKinney. Sherry graduated from the University of North Texas in 1967 and began a teaching career at Frisco High School. She taught in Frisco for 11 years before moving to Plainview in 1978. She then continued her career teaching English at Hale Center High School, where she taught until 2003. As a teacher, Sherry earned many honors and took dozens of students to state competition in multiple events. After retiring, Sherry loved reading, scrapbooking, taking pictures, traveling and watching movies, but most of all she loved her family and friends. She spent most of her time taking care of her grandchildren: attending school functions, having sleepovers, planning birthday parties, playing games and, of course, teaching them - to read, to write, and to be loving and thoughtful people. Sherry was a member of First Christian Church.
Sherry is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Dick Crigger of Plainview; son, Trey Crigger, of Springfield, S.D.; daughter, Lesha Woodard and her husband Nathan of Plainview; grandchildren, Allie Grace Woodard and Aiden Woodard; brother, W.L. Nixon of Garland, Texas; sisters, Polly Martin of Garland, Sue Lindsey of McKinney and Lou Love of Durant, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Joy Nixon, Barbara Estep and Dorothy Douglas; and a brother, R.A. Nixon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Sherry's name to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030, or to the
, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, Texas 79423.
Lemons Funeral Home Inc
206 W Eighth Street Plainview, TX 79072
Published in Plainview Daily Herald on Oct. 13, 2013