Sherry Bynum Calvert
1939 - 2021
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CALVERT, Sherry Bynum With great sadness we announce the passing of Sherry Lou Bynum Calvert at age 81 on 13 February 2021. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She died peacefully of natural causes in the hospice at the Highland Springs retirement community in Dallas. She was born in Dallas, TX on 1 July 1939 to parents Garland and Alice Terry Bynum and grew up in Oak Cliff. She was the oldest of four children. She graduated from Adamson High School. She attended the University of Texas in Arlington and graduated from North Texas State University with dual degrees in art and history. She taught art and history in the Richardson ISD middle schools. She also taught ESL as a volunteer with the Richardson Adult Literacy Center. She created many types of art and made quilts. Her creations adorn the walls, shelves and beds of many of her family members and friends. She was a proficient reader of art and history. She traveled throughout the US and to many foreign countries. She taught youth and adult Sunday school classes at First United Methodist Church Richardson where she was a Stephen Minister. She went on many church youth and adult mission trips. In July 1957 she married Thomas (Tom) C Calvert with whom they had three children - Bruce, Laura and Blake. They moved to Richardson in 1963 and enjoyed almost 64 years of marriage. She and Tom had seven grandchildren. Sherry was preceded in death by her parents and her younger sister Karon who died in 2019. She is survived by her husband Tom; children: Bruce in Plano, his wife Melanie and their kids Harrison and Jackson; Laura Calcaterra in Flower Mound, her husband Rich and their kids Hannah and Isobel; and Blake in Greenwood Village, CO, his wife Heather and their kids Emma, Kayla and Carter. Also her brother Brian Bynum and wife Gerlinde in Dallas and sister Holly Kline in Edmonds, WA. Plus her many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, family, Jesus, Mimosa Country Club tennis friends, church friends, neighbors, art, history and nature. In recent years, Sherry prepared a photo album memory book about her life. She wrote in the album about when she was a teenager. "My goals were to have a comfortable life, a college education, to travel to all the places I read about, and to have a family. I began to wonder about life's meaning in high school and discovered a thirst for knowledge, a desire for artistic expression, and a desire to meet interesting people. Nature has always spoken to me and fed my spirit. I learned all of these things from my mother." She met all of her life's goals and transferred them to her family and friends. She will be cremated with ashes interred in a columbarium at First Methodist Church. Her memorial service will be at 2PM on 26 March 2021 at First Methodist. Church. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance is limited to family and a few INVITED friends. For those not able to attend the service, the service will be live-streamed at In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorial donations be made to Missions at First United Methodist Church Richardson, 508 N Central Expy. Richardson, TX 75080.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 28, 2021.
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