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Sherri Walker

March 31, 1941 — March 28, 2024

Mountain Home

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     Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Sherri Marie  Walker, age 82, returned to her Father in Heaven surrounded by family on March, 28, 2024.  
    She was born March 31, 1941 in Duchesne, Utah to Edna Lemon and Donald Max Peterson.  Don passed away in 1942 from a heart attack.  Four years later, Edna married Edwin Max Hartman from Mt. Emmons.  He adopted Sherri, Larry, and Laird and they were later sealed together as a family.   Sherri married her high school sweetheart, Steven Kay Walker, on February 20, 1960 in Altamont, Utah at the home of her parents.  Their marriage was solemnized May 12, 1969, in the Salt Lake Temple.  
    Mom’s greatest joy in life was her family!  She deeply loved each one with all her heart.  Family traditions were very important to her.  This included Sunday dinners, Christmas festivities including a stocking for each and every person, hidden Easter baskets, camping trips, picnics and any opportunity to be together. She was an amazing cook and most family gathering were centered around a huge buffet.  We believe Mom and Dad’s motto was: “If you feed them, they will come”!  She loved to support the grandkids and great grandkids in any event they participated in.  She was a great example to her family by teaching them responsibility, the importance of hard work, and how to enjoy family and friends.  Mom endured with grace and courage a lengthy battle with dementia.  Through this trial, she was kind, loving, and grateful for every act of service she was rendered. The lessons we learned through watching her endure with such dignity, is one last example and lesson to all of us!
    She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. This included serving as a temple ordinance worker with her sister, Charlene for many years.  Mom served two missions to Nauvoo, IL with her sweetheart of 50 years.  She worked as the Nauvoo Restoration secretary while Dad did many construction jobs and kept the roads in tip-top shape.  They were called back to a second mission so Dad could help construct the new stage for the pageant, while Mom helped in the restoration department.  Mom loved the music the pageant and performances offered and was a big asset with her beautiful singing voice.  They thoroughly enjoyed their missions and showed their family the importance of dedication and service through their example.
    Mom worked as a secretary and office manager for many of the oil and construction companies.  She was an excellent typist, was a shorthand whiz, and organization was her thing! Mom followed Dad as he finished his construction career.  They decided it was time to be home on the ranch, so they both retired from W.W. Clyde and moved back to Mt. Home.  

    Mom loved Dad, her family, reading, her yard, shopping for shoes, and a good Diet Pepsi.  One of her greatest gifts was putting up with her sweetheart’s sense of humor! We are certain he was there to greet her with a hug and a bit of a tease.   She will be leaving a huge void in our lives and we will forever treasure the love and example that she gave us.  She will truly be missed!
    She is survived by: daughter, Lisa Carter (Casey) Mt. Home; son, Gary Walker (Christie), Talmage; daughter Sherri Dawn Long (Robert), West Valley; daughter, Melanie Goodrich (Lane), Bluebell.  Her legacy includes 20 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Siblings, Laird Hartman (Arsenath), Edwin Hartman (Myra); brother and sister in laws, Brent Walker (Jesse), Ida Lou Taylor (Larry), Vickie Jessen, (Glen).
    Sherri was preceded in death by her sweetheart,  Steven Kay Walker; grandchildren, Steven Chet Goodrich, and Dusty Marie Walker; her parents,  Max and Edna Hartman;  sister, Charlene Jessen and her husband, Bill; brother, Larry Hartman and his wife Zetta.
    The family would like to give special thanks to Jennifer Miles who loved and served Mom in her home for many years.  Also, to the amazing staff at Landmark Assisted Living for their loving care the last 6 months.
    Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain Home/Lake Fork Chapel.  Viewings will be held at the church on Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
    Burial will be in the Boneta-Mountain Home Cemetery.

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Monday, April 1, 2024

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Lake Fork/Moon Lake Chapel (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

3750 N, UT 84002

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