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Christina J. Sherman

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Christina J. Sherman Obituary

Christina (Tina) Joyce Sherman, a 60-year resident of Alamogordo, passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, after several years of declining health. She was born in Crowell, Texas on Nov. 3, 1929, while her mother, Alice Dann was visiting her parents. She lived in Sweetwater, Texas up through the midpoint of her Junior year in High School. It was really hard for her in her Junior year of High School, when her parents decided to pursue a new business opportunity by moving to Carlsbad, NM, where she graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1947.

After graduation from Carlsbad High School, Tina moved to Waco, Texas, where she lived with friends and attended a Waco Business College. It was in Waco, Texas that Tina, while riding a bus to class, met the love of her life, Richard Sherman. Rather, Richard decided that he would pursue this woman after he observed her giving up her seat on the bus, to an African American woman. They were married in a glorious wedding celebration in Carlsbad, NM on August 11, 1950, just before Richard began Medical School at the University of Texas in Galveston, TX. Starting a new life in Galveston with Richard meant working & supporting the love of her life during his grueling medical school journey. Eventually, Tina and Richard had the first two of their four children, Dann and Becky, before Richard completed Medical School in Galveston in 1954. Richard's completion of Medical School meant a move to El Paso for his physician residency and internship.

It meant another move, following Richard's completion of his Residency and Internship in El Paso-to Alamogordo, where Tina and Richard both lived to the end of their lives, and where they loved to call home. Even though, it was Richard's pursuit of a medical practice in Alamogordo with Dr. Park Borgeson, it would never have been successful without Tina's high energy and absolute devotion, nurturing, and encouragement of their family, which was completed when two more little Shermans, John and Kim, came along a few years after coming to Alamogordo.

Tina was superb at supporting Richard and the kids as Richard's medical practice grew and as their family grew from babies and toddlers to teens and young adults. She was always there to support whatever the interest, whether it was Becky's tap dancing and seamstress abilities or Dann's landscaping and flying or Kim's gymnastics & athletic abilities or John's love of the outdoors and baseball or Richard's fishing and hunting passions or his love for the outdoors at his second home near Cloudcroft. She was always there to support her family and make sure that they had a "3 ring circus experience". She planned out all the family vacations, whether it was a fishing trip to Lake City Colorado, an unsinkable Molly Brown experience in Denver, the World's Fair in San Antonio, Disneyland, New Orleans, Savannah and Macon, GA, Florida, the Mountains in Arizona, including the Grand Canyon, or even an adventurous family train trip in Mexico through the Copper Canyon, home of the Tarahumara Indians. She made life so fun!

When Richard's medical practice needed office support, Tina jumped right in and worked several years in Richard's medical office. Tina was no less supportive of Richard, when he retired from the Alamogordo medical practice and decided to be a Locum Tenums doctor for 10 years with Comp Health. That meant traveling with Richard to fill in for doctors around the U.S. Together, they traveled to work in Maine, Vermont, New England, Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Texas, Arizona, Utah and yes, Alaska. Sometimes, they would live in the doctors' houses and Tina would take care of their dogs and pets, while Richard cared for their patients. When back in Alamogordo, Tina had a full life with her many friends playing Bridge and helping others as a lifetime P.E.O. Sisterhood member. Above all, as with our dad, our Mom was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Her life was her example as she served others and gave of herself. Jesus now has his daughter Christina home with Him.
Tina is survived by all four of her children, eleven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by the love of her life of almost 65 years, Richard, just 1 year and 9 days ago. In addition, she was predeceased by her loving mother, Alice Dann in 2003 and her father, Eddie Dann in 1982. She is greatly missed by all of her family and many friends.

Now, is a time to celebrate Tina's life. Pallbearers will be Jeff Boroski, James Jackson, Joe Burton, John Jenkins, Jeremiah Zurenda, and Jake Rochell. Honorary pallbearers will be John Thomas, Walt Boroski, Bud Martin, and Eddie Norell.

Anyone wanting to make contributions in memory of Tina Sherman, in lieu of flowers, can contribute to Tina's local church, The Christian Church, 1300 Hawaii, Alamogordo, NM, where contributions will be used for a special project in memory of Tina Sherman.

Visitation will be held at Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 5th. A celebration service of her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 6th at the Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home Chapel at 1334 N. Scenic Drive in Alamogordo. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery. A luncheon will be served at The Christian Church following interment at Monte Vista Cemetery.

The Sherman family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 3 to Mar. 2, 2016
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