Sherry Lee Harris
Charlotte and Lael Hughes brought their beautiful daughter into the world in Denver, but shortly moved to the Western Slope where Sherry grew up loving the outdoors, camping, fishing, boating and gardening. It was here that she met her high school sweetheart, Roger Harris. He took her to prom, and they never parted. Sherry had a deep love and devotion to her husband and children.
Though her love of kids went beyond family, Sherry also had a day care for several years in her home in Carbondale. Upon moving to Silt in the ’90s Roger and Sherry started their own trucking company where Sherry was very involved in every aspect, from driving the trucks to filing the paperwork.
The two were always busy, whether work or play, or kids or grandkids. But Sherry’s favorite time of year was Christmas. Every corner of her home was decorated, Christmas music was on, and the tree was up for months. (Although the music was on no matter what time of year it was!) In recent years, Sherry and Roger spent winters in Texas fishing, enjoying the warm weather and spending time with friends and family.
Sherry leaves behind her husband, Roger Harris; children, Steven (Vonda) Harris of Montrose, Brad (Jennifer) Harris of Rifle, and Jillene (Mike) Christianson of Rifle; grandchildren, Michael and Maia Harris, Ryan and Joie McCumbee, and Austin and Jordyn Christianson; parents, Charlotte Hughes of Carbondale and Lael (Eddie) Hughes of Owenton, KY; siblings, Dan (Marian) Hughes of Carbondale, Roxan Hughes of Carbondale, Randy Hughes of Debeque; 1⁄2 brother Jamie Hughes of Carbondale; stepsisters, Dayna Hughes of Kentucky and Rhonda Bowles of Silt.
She was preceded in death by her loving stepdad, Clement Hughes of Carbondale.
A Celebration of her life will be held at the Harris Residence, 536 Odin Drive in Silt, on Aug 23rd at 12pm, with a pig roast potluck around 3pm. Bring your favorite dishes to share with family and friends.
We love her and will miss her kind, caring, and gentle heart, her laughter, her wisdom, her independence, and always her unconditional love.
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