Gretchen Kathryn "Kathy" Sheridan, age 73, passed away peacefully, November 12, 2020 in San Francisco, California, at the hospital where her daughter worked and across the Golden Gate to her home in Marin County where she had moved eleven years prior to be closer to both her children.
She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on September 2, 1947 to parents John James Flynn and Mary Ellen Flynn. She graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida; University of Connecticut for her undergraduate degree; and Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a Masters in Political Science. She then moved to San Antonio, Texas for the next 34 years where she put aside her career and raised her two children. She was a devoted mom, active in every facet of her children's life, volunteering in their neighborhood and schools and supporting their dreams and goals. Whether it was her children's friends or her nieces and nephews or her caregivers she was known to always being kind and welcoming and making them feel important and cared for. Kathy found community in the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Antonio, and lived what she preached, which was to 'have courage to make a better world.' She was preceded in death by her ex-husband Peter J Sheridan (1941-2012) whom she reconnected with in his final years and her brother Keith Flynn.
Kathy leaves to cherish her memory her devoted children: Ann Sheridan Miller of Belvedere, California and David Sheridan of Mill Valley, California; their respective spouses Joseph Miller and Tracy Witter; her adored grandsons Jack and Bradley Miller; and her beloved brother John Flynn Jr and sister-in-law Anne Bramham of Palm Beach Gardens, FL plus her many nieces and nephews.
She was laid to rest at Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley, CA on a beautiful hill amongst redwood trees adjacent to Golden Gate National Recreation Area.