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Sheron Stone

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Sheron Stone Obituary
Sheron (Sherry) Stone Sherry Stone was a beautiful woman who graced the world with her art and creativity. Although she was born in Houston, Texas on August 23, 1952 to Saline and Leon Slavitt, Sherry enjoyed growing up as a California girl in the late fifties, graduating from Granada Hills High School. She attended California State University, Northridge, graduating with a degree in graphic design and Fine Art. She also obtained a Degree in Fine Arts and jewelry design from Pearce College. Her early career included working as a window dresser for the high end California retailer Orhbach's. She relocated to Houston in 1977 to take a job as graphic designer for MD Anderson, and after that, worked at the UT Medical School in Houston where she met her future husband, Dr. Byron Stone. They were married in 1981. She continued her graphics career at The UT Medical School in San Antonio. Sherry left her career as an award winning graphic artist to become a pre-school creative arts teacher, a job that she loved. Always the creative designer and interior decorator, Sherry has made beautiful jewelry since the age of 13. She was known for her ingenious ability to convert anything into jewelry or home accessories, and has helped many friends and clients redecorate their homes and wardrobes with her creative finds. Sherry was furious to learn cancer had reasserted its ugly head in her life in March 2011 just months after she had celebrated ten years of breast cancer free survivorship with the creation of an art book that is now housed with the Brooklyn Art Library Exhibition. The booktour's appearance at the Austin Museum of Art was the highlight of Sherry's year. Sherry was an active member of Capital of Texas Team Survivor, a fitness support group for cancer survivors, which gave her the gift of teaching her to swim. Surrounded by some of the women who would become some of her best friends, Sherry faithfully trained for and participated in the Danskin Womens Triathlons, Races for the Cure, Mamma Jamma Ride and the Sweet and Twisted 10K. She contributed her graphic design talents to many of these causes, including developing the cards, posters and invitations for Team Survivor and Friends of Jung, Salado. The silent auctions for many of these worthy causes almost always included beautiful jewelry Sheri made through her company, Girls With Pearls Studio. Sherry loved to create her art and jewelry enveloped in a cloud of electric violin music played by the light of her life, her son David, of Austin. Her talent and art live on in his music and photography. She is survived by her husband Dr. Byron Stone and son David Stone, both of Austin, as well as her mother Saline Slavitt (Houston/Austin), sister Diane Slavitt (San Diego, CA) and brother Hugh Slavitt (Palisades, CA), Aunt Sonia Meyer and Uncle Leo of Houston, cousin Paul and his wife Marianne of Chicago, Uncle Joe and Jean Slavitt, of OR, cousins, Cia and Janice of CA as well as a huge extended family. She was preceded in death by her father Leon. Sherry wishes to thank her lovable yet professional physicians, Hans Haydon and Beth Hellerstedt, for showing her how to be grateful for the simple things in life. She thanks her husband Byron for participating in her various remodeling projects and for trying his best to love her. A Celebration of Sherry's Life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 N. Lamar, with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, Hospice Austin or Capitol of Texas Team Survivor. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 28, 2012
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