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Mary Ann (West) Sherlock

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - Mary Ann (West) Sherlock of Austin, Texas, passed away on Dec. 22, 2009 after a courageous 17-month battle with cholangiocarcinoma. She died peacefully with her husband, Craig, at her side.
She was born Nov. 3, 1968, in Portsmouth, Va., the daughter of Jack and San West. She graduated from Warwick High School in 1986, and Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., in 1990. Prior to her cancer diagnosis, she enjoyed an accomplished career in sales with Ferguson Enterprises in Augusta, Ga., and in Houston, Texas, and Kiva Kitchen & Bath in Austin, Texas.
Among Mary Ann's varied interests were photography, dance, and camping, as well as spending time with her family. Prior to coming to Texas, she lived in Augusta, where she founded The Rachel Longstreet Foundation, a major contributor to the Jessye Norman School of The Arts to honor her first child, Virginia Stuart Trainor, who lived a short life of five years. She spearheaded the building of the first handicapped-accessible playground in Georgia, "Virginia's Playground" in Augusta.
Mary Ann was an active Rotary Club member, an award-winning salesperson, and recipient of the Young Alumna Achievement Award from Randolph-Macon College in 2005. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, brave and noble throughout her life, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Craig; and daughter, Annie of Austin, Texas; her parents, Jack and San West of The Woodlands, Texas; and her brother, Ned West and his wife, Jennifer and their daughters, Caroline and Violet of Black Hawk, Colo.; her grandfather, Capt. John H. Garrett Jr. of Richmond, Va.; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3901 S. Panther Creek Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Run for Annie fund, named for Annie Sherlock's future education would be appreciated. Information may be found at: http://therunforannie.blogspot.com/. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2009
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