+ Sherry Anne Fagerness, +

Birthday: September 19, 1945 Reposed: December 24, 2009

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Sherry was born in San Diego, California on September 19, 1945. She traveled and lived around the world before settling in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho about 25 years ago. Her deep spirituality was reflected in each of her relationships. She had a wonderful marriage for 19 years and above all cherished her husband Doug, her son Jes and her extended family and friends. Her spiritual life could also been seen in her choice of vocations. She began her career as an educator and for a period of time was a member of the Episcopal Order of Saint Helena in Vail’s Gate, New York. Most of her life’s work helped children and adults who were deaf or hard of hearing fulfill their intrinsic potential. She worked for the Idaho State School for the Deaf for many years, having a positive impact on hundreds of students and their families. From her earliest days, Sherry possessed an incredible vivacity that imbued her physical, intellectual, and spiritual endeavors. Her garden was glorious, her fresh baked goods sumptuous, her weavings, paintings, and crafts a delight to behold. Sherry could often be found heading off into the vast wilderness of Idaho with field guide and notebook for adventure, reflection and discovery. Her thirst for knowledge was an unending and unquenchable life’s pursuit. Sherry knew something about almost everything and had the delightful ability to share that knowledge in a gentle and enlightening way. Sherry was a bright, witty and a calming presence to all who knew her. It was her greatest delight to break bread with friends and family and share the bounty of her life with them. We ask all that knew her to honor her memory by sharing a meal, a story, a hug, a warm smile with those you love and hold dear on this amazing journey. Sherry’s family consists of her husband Doug Fagerness, son Jes Fagerness, her mother Edith Walcott and father, Clarence (deceased), sister Marie Juncker and husband Arthur, son Andrew, brother Richard Walcott, sister in-law Cheryl, husband David and their children Ellen, John, Kathryn, Jay, sister-in-law Marla and husband Steve, cousin Andrea, her husband Ron and daughter Aura, cousin Bill, his wife Kathy and children Bill and Kailin, cousin Howard, his wife Sammy and children Kim and Melanie and cousin David, his wife Vicki (deceased) and daughter Lisa. Sherry passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Eve 2009 in the arms of her beloved husband and son.
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O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who hast trampled down death and overthrown the Devil, and given life to Thy world, do Thou, the same Lord, give rest to the souls of Thy departed servants [names] in a place of brightness, a place of refreshment, a place of repose, where all sickness, sighing, and sorrow have fled away. Pardon every transgression which they have committed, whether by word or deed or thought. For Thou art a good God and lovest mankind; because there is no man who lives yet does not sin, for Thou only art without sin, Thy righteousness is to all eternity, and Thy word is truth.

For Thou are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Thy servants [names], O Christ our God, and unto Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thy Father, who is from everlasting, and Thine all-holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now and ever unto ages of ages. Amen.