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SHERRY LOU SKIDMORE, Ph.D., ABPP 1/21/1944 - 5/17/2013 Sherry was born in Delta, Colorado to Gerald and Ruby Skidmore at only six months gestation. She died at her home in Riverside, California due to heart failure. Sherry was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Gary, Jack and Jim. She is survived by her four sisters, Kathy Kivett & Susan (Ryan) VanDeventer both of Riverside, California, Nancy (Rick) Kononchuk of Apopka, Florida, and Geraldine (Scott) Stover of Orlando, Florida, along with six nieces and one nephew. Devoted to her career as forensic and clinical psychologist, and more recently as Associate Professor at Alliant International University, Sherry never married. She grew up in Washington state. Sherry received her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, MD, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA, and her Ph.D. in Professional Psychology-Clinical Specialization from United States International University, San Diego, CA. She began her professional academic career in 1969, and continued to teach until her health prevented her from returning to the classroom in 2011. She continued to maintain contacts with and mentor former students until her death. Sherry was distinguished and recognized in her field, and space cannot allow for listing her memberships, awards, service and citations. Sherry was also a lover of cats, particularly big cats, and left behind her kitties Tang and Sammy. Persons who knew Sherry are invited to share their fond memories or photos at the web site http://sherry-skidmore.memory-of.com A memorial service is planned for Monday, July 8 at 3:00 PM in the La Sierra University Church, 4937 Sierra Vista Ave, Riverside, CA 92505.
Published in Press-Enterprise on June 23, 2013
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