Murninghan, Sherry Lou Nell 7/16/1959 - 10/16/2021 Las Vegas, Nevada Murninghan, Sherry Lou Nell (Sawyer), passed away at home after a long illness on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Sherry was Michigan born and grew up in the Chelsea area where she attended school and made many friends. She loved riding her ponies, swimming in Clear Lake, and baking cookies and sweets. Her senior year she transferred to Saline High School, where she graduated in 1977, and was awarded a scholarship to beauty college. She was a hairdresser for many years, until Carpal Tunnel Syndrome impacted her ability to use her scissors. Undeterred, she pursued a number of secretarial and administrative jobs while raising her girls with then husband James Bowditch. She later met husband Mark Murninghan and they lived in Michigan, Florida, and then moved to Las Vegas for the climate. She was an avid crafter, who loved making holiday decorations and her homemade wreaths were sought after. She was passionate about crochet and made many beautiful pieces for friends and family over the years. Animals were drawn to her and she loved them, but none more than her little tabby cat, Mouse, who was her constant companion. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Arlena (Knox) Sawyer, and her sisters, Roberta Aronson, and Kathleen Sawyer. She is survived by her loving husband, Mark W Murninghan, and her children, Shelby Pinard, husband Thomas, and son Jackson, Leslie Bowditch, children Alden and Rosalie, and stepson Ryan Murninghan. She leaves behind siblings Cynthia Froschheuser, husband Randall, brother William (Bob) Sawyer, brother in law Patrick Murninghan, sister in law Marcy Murninghan, and life long friend Martha Grossman. Cremation will be carried out by the Neptune Society. A memorial will be planned at a later date. Sherry was loved, and she will be dearly missed by those who were luck enough to be in her orbit.
Published by Ann Arbor News from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2021.