Sheryl Lynn Neeleman
1944 - 2014
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Sheryl Lynn Hunt Neeleman
1944 ~ 2014
Sheryl Lynn Hunt Neeleman completed her journey in mortality on December 23, 2014, as a result of the pernicious effects of incurable cancer.
Sherri was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on May 2, 1944, and later moved with her family to Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Highland High School and attended the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. While she was primarily a homemaker, she periodically ventured into the workplace as an administrative assistant.
Sherri is survived by her husband, Stanley Duane Neeleman, her children, Lori Neeleman and James Andrew Neeleman (Brandie Hyatt), her grandchildren, Briahnna, Branson, Hailey and Alexis, and her brothers, Harold Keith Hunt (Carolyn Sedgwick) and Lowell Ernest Hunt (Diane Rohlfing). She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Hunt Neeleman, and her parents, Harold Gilbert Hunt and Dorothy Petro Hunt.
In her courageous battle against the relentless advance of her illness, Sherri was sustained and comforted by her unwavering faith in the Savior's atoning sacrifice. Her faith was the product of her wholehearted embrace of the Savior's promise of eternal life and her resolute willingness to submit herself to His divine will.
Sherri's love and concern for her family was a motivating and guiding force in her life. With her husband, Stan, she enjoyed a special relationship of love, trust and faith that enabled them to confront the challenges of life in unity and mutual support and remain steadfast in pursuit of the promised blessings of their eternal marriage. To her children and grandchildren, she exemplified with enthusiasm and integrity the gospel-based values of compassion, patience, forgiveness and unconditional love. To the members of her extended family, she was an inspiring role model as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
While the primary focus of Sherri's life was to foster and protect the temporal and spiritual well-being of her family, her sphere of goodly influence extended well beyond family boundaries as she unhesitatingly responded to calls to serve in various positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Primary President, Young Women President, Relief Society Counselor, Temple Matron and companion to her husband in his service as a Mission President.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Monday, December 29, 2014, at the Valley View 6th Ward Chapel, 2000 East 3900 South. There will be a viewing on Sunday, December 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, and on Monday at the chapel prior to services from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Expressions of love, solace and tribute in any form would be most welcome and appreciated. If you are inclined to make a memorial gift to a charitable organization, please consider the Road Home, 210 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 359-4142.

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Published in Deseret News from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, 2014.
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September 2, 2018
Love her calm voice and loving care for her missionaries. I wish I could be like her. I love the talks she gave to us missionaries l could feel the spirit right away.Thanks for your service to God. Love you forever.
Fatima Fletcher
May 1, 2015
Stan, I was very sadden to learn of Sherri's passing. Her love of you and your family was a strong testament of your wonderful marriage and family. I am sure she is now enjoying her time with Rob.
Frank Erisman
January 31, 2015
Caro Presidente e amigo: Minhas sinceras condolências e saudades de nossa querida mãe da missão...
Sandro Pinheiro De Campos
January 16, 2015
Dear President Neeleman.
Rick and I were so saddened when we heard of Sherrie's death. We will never forget sitting at the table with you during FHE dinners in Sao Paulo. She was so sweet to help me memorize the the Portuguese words for working in the Temple there. We love you and pray you will find comfort in knowing where she is preparing for you.
With all our love e muito abracos.
Richard and Sue Ann Call
January 10, 2015
Dear Stan, I was shocked to hear of your dear Sherri's passing. She was a wonderful lady. My love and prayers are with you and your family.
Ruth Roberts
Ruth Roberts
January 6, 2015
My condolences goes out to Sheryl's family! I am too late and in shock of her passing. I work at the Cancer Center and I am always happy to see Sheryl and Stan. They always have a smile that is genuine with feeling of a caring and loving individual. I am so sorry for your loss Stan. I will miss seeing you both.
January 5, 2015
I am so very sorry to hear of Sherry's death. I am sad I heard of Sherry's funeral too late to attend. My love to her and the family.

Cheryl (Richards) Matthews
I was Sherry's counselor in Primary.
Cheryl Matthews
January 4, 2015
Dear President, Lori & Andrew: I am still so deeply saddened & reverenced to learn of Sister Neeleman's passing. I find comfort in knowing how she lived, who she's with and where she is. You have all been & will continue to be in my prayers. Thank you so much for your examples and love.
Owen Robbins
January 3, 2015
Dear Stan,

I'm so sad to hear about Sherri. She was such a wonderful lady. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Love, Lorene (Cox) Nordgran
Lorene Nordgran
January 2, 2015
Irei guardar no coração, o ultimo encontro com o casal Neeleman em Templo de São Paulo - Brasil.
Querido Presidente Neeleman, receba meu abraço e meu carinho. Que o Senhor lhe conforte e guie nesse momento. Joanilda Moraes (Sister Brito).
Brito Joanilda
December 31, 2014
Our condolences dear Presidente Neeleman. We have no more words to express our feelings! Sister Neeleman was in São Paulo Temple a great friend and a marvelous Worker. We Know, for sure, that she will go on, working in the spiritual world, before her entrance in the Celestial World !May our God help you in this so bad time !

Osório e Castro (Valdemar e Ludmila)
December 30, 2014
I still remember she taking care of us during our missions! She gave me an injection and told me to relax my arm not to hurt it during the injection. She never spoke much but her presence said everything! I am glad I had the opportunity to meet her once again in São Paulo before her departure. She and her husband live on in my memories.
Natanael Greco Ferlizi
December 30, 2014
minhas condolencias
marcelo siqueira barboza
December 30, 2014
querido neeleman minhas condolencias eu amei ter conhecidos vcs em missao e sabemos que estamos de passagen nessa vida terrena. mas eternos em outra vida celeste.abraços e saudades. ex elder barboza- 1989 1991 missao sul
marcelo siqueira barboza
December 30, 2014
Dear President Neeleman, I was saddned to learn that Sister Neeleman passed way. I am so very greatful for the privilege I had to serve with you. I learned so much from your kindness and love. My condolences to you and your family!
Marlene (Sister Da Costa) Knull
December 29, 2014
My condolences to the Neeleman Family. I have great memories S. Neeleman taking care of us as Fultime missionaries.
Glaucia Keyser
December 29, 2014

We were saddened to learn of Sheryl's passing. I had occasion to work with her when I served on the High Council and as Executive Secretary in the Windsor Stake many years ago. She was/is a very kind and loving person and we know she was a great companion and a support to you.

We feel bad we have lost contact over the years and were actually thinking and talking about you and your family recently. We were wondering where you had moved.

I especially appreciated the times we interacted in various priesthood and service capacities. It was always a joy to work with both of you.

Please accept our condolences and know you are in our prayers at this very spiritual time. We are certainly blessed by the knowledge we have of the great plan of salvation.

All our love,

John & Mary Thompson
December 29, 2014
Dear President Neeleman, thanks for the days we worked together with Sister Neeleman in the Temple Of São Paulo.
I would like to say: Sister Neeleman your one of the few finest members I have come to know, I remember you with gratitude, I will remember forever your genuine love and tender, your presence blessed all that were around you, I am grateful to have known a so splendid person as you…farewell Sister Neeleman, rest in peace in the love of our lord Jesus Christ
Pedro Araneda
December 29, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Sherri's passing. Though I only met her briefly the one time in Denver, I remember her as being a very nice lady. May God comfort you as you mourn and carry you through this difficult time.
Betty Horn
December 29, 2014
Fred and Judy Neeleman
December 29, 2014
Cousin Stan,
I am so very sorry for your loss. As you know, we lost my dad Leo to cancer, so know what you are going through. May the Lord smile down on you and your family in this time of healing. God bless you all.
Fred and Judy Neeleman
December 29, 2014
I was saddened to learn that our beloved Sister Neeleman passed away. All of us in the Sao Paulo South mission were so blessed to be able to serve while she was there. I have so many wonderful memories of her taking care of us, from that very first day in Brazil when she comforted me as I felt homesick and afraid to the day I left that wonderful country and her loving care. President Neeleman, my condolences to you and your family.
Kris (Silvan) Massey
December 29, 2014
O nosso amor por vos e sentimos a partida da sister
Sheryl e oramos para que esteja em eterno descanso
Joao e Isabel Morais.
Joao Morais
December 29, 2014
Dear President Neeleman, our condolences to you and your family. You know how great example you and Sheryl represent to our family and we will always be thankful. I wish I could be there.

Fernando Ribeiro and Family
December 29, 2014
President Neeleman, I hold your family in reverence in my life. Thank you for sharing your sweet wife with me as I served with you in Brazil. I feel honored to have been taught by her. She was a remarkable woman.

Love, Elder Jeff Dale
December 28, 2014
I have been remembering all of the wonderful times we shared in Young Womens. I can't see a can of Coke without thinking of our butler at Girl's Camp, or think of target shooting without remembering her perfect shots. I learned so much from Sherri. She knew how to show love. Our prayers are with you and your family. Debbie and Dan Peterson
December 28, 2014
Dear President Neeleman! Estamos com nosso coração partido pelo passamento de Sister Neeleman! Entretanto sentimos o conforto da certeza do Paraíso com todas as bênçãos que o Senhor tem reservadas para todos aqueles que o servem com todo amor, com todo coraçao , com toda força , como Sister Neeleman e o senhor tem servido na Sua grande Obra ! Que estas bênçãos sejam estendidas ao senhor e a toda sua família. Sinta todo nosso amor e nossas orações neste momento tão especial em sua vida!
Francisco e Sonia Arantes, casal missionário no Templo de São Paulo durante sua presidência com Sister Neeleman
December 28, 2014
Stan, we were shocked to learn of Sherri's passing. It seems like only yesterday that we were serving together in the Sao Paulo Brazil Temple. We will always remember Sherri's love, kindness and thoughtfulness.
Michael and Penny Stephenson
December 28, 2014
Stan, our condolences to you and your family.
Newt and Joyce Gaskill
December 28, 2014
Here's a hug to Bria. I will be praying for you.

Mrs. Simpson
December 27, 2014
Stan, we are so saddened to read of Sheri's passing. What an amazing person she was. I had just been thinking of her this Christmas and the scrumptious toffee she used to gift. Our prayers will be for you and your family. May you feel the comfort of our loving Savior.
Danny and Robin Olsen
Robin Olsen
December 27, 2014
Dear Stan,
We love you and want you to know that you and your family our in our prayers.
Love, Tom and Kathy Kelly
December 27, 2014
I will always fondly remember the times that we got to visit with Sherri on our family ski trips to Utah. She had a quiet grace and compassion that you do not often encounter. My heart goes out to Stan and the rest of Sherri's family.
Mark Garrity
December 27, 2014
Dear Stan,
Claudia and I send our love and deep sympathy at Sherri's passing. You and Sherri have been role models for us from the time we first met, with the beauty of your love for each other, your mutual support, and your example of rendering service whenever and wherever called. We pray that you may feel the Savior's sustaining love and care in the coming weeks and months.
Gerald Williams
December 26, 2014

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Lee and Jane Curtis
December 26, 2014
Stan, my most loving condolences on Sherri's passing. I enjoyed and appreciated her many kindnesses to me and to mum. I will miss your sweet girl. Fondly, Vicki Mumby
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