Sherry Yvonne Rydel
November 3, 1937 - April 27, 2021
Sherry Rydel passed away April 27, 2021, at The Center at Foresight, she was 83.
Sherry was born on November 3, 1937, in San Diego, California, from the union of Benjamin and Clara Ferraro. She spent her childhood in San Diego and graduated from Grossmont High School.
She married Lee Ward and they later divorced. She married Larry Rydel on April 18, 1973, in Yuma, Arizona; he survives.
Sherry and Larry moved to the Grand Junction area from 1982 to 1985 and then moved to Laramie, Wyoming. They moved to Rifle, Colorado, and lived there from 1985 to 1990, before moving back to the Grand Junction area in 2010.
Sherry worked as a retail clerk for JCPenney, and later as a hospital receptionist and file clerk. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed crosswords puzzles, reading romance novels, and playing Tetras style video games. Family and friends will always remember her love and loyalty to her children, and her family orientated devotion.
Sherry leaves behind her husband of 48 years, Larry Rydel, of Clifton, Colorado; sons, Daniel (Hanna) Ward and David Ward, of San Diego, California; Donald (Lisa) Ward of Illinois, and Larry Rydel Jr.; daughters, Elizabeth Parker, Cheryl Rydel, and Tamara Rydel; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mehgan, Vanessa, Gabriela, Benjamin, Casey, Austin, Michael, Jamie, Tyler, Lila, Reyes, Kameryn, Areya, Chloe, Lane and Aaron.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Jimmy and Benjamin Ferraro Jr.
A visitation will take place from 10 - 12:00 p.m., May 1, 2021, at Martin Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at Greenwood Mortuary with a committal service to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, California. Martin Mortuary website will announce these services.
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Published by The Daily Sentinel on Apr. 30, 2021.