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Jerry and Barbara Sherman



Jerry Lee Sherman, and Barbara Ann (Bobbie) Sherman, both 77 years of age, passed away at their home in Goldendale on November 11, 2012, due to a tragic house fire.

Jerry was born on June 24, 1935 in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Russell (Bud) Sherman and Pearl Vivian Sherman. He graduated from Goldendale High School in 1953. He attended the University of Washington for two years and became a lifelong and loyal Washington Huskie fan.

Bobbie was born on October 17, 1935 in Goldendale to E.M. (Pokey) Foster and Nellie Foster. She graduated from Goldendale High School in 1953.

Jerry and Bobbie were high school sweethearts and were married on August 28, 1954.

Jerry enjoyed being a successful businessman running Jerry’s Chevron, S&S Chevrolet, S&S Distributors, and as of late built and ran S&S Mini-Storage. He also worked for several years for Martin Marietta Aluminum. Jerry also never met a golf course that he didn’t like.

Bobbie, along with being a mother to their three children, worked in local banks as a bookkeeper early in their marriage, but after that could most often be found helping Jerry as a bookkeeper for his various enterprises. She also worked for several years as a clerk at Goldendale City Hall. For Bonnie, family and home were the first and only things that mattered in her life.

Survivors include their children, Cynthia (Dave) Jones, Philip Sherman (Stefanie) and Stuart (Robin) Sherman; grandchildren, Tiffany Sherman, Katie (Jason) Bischoff, and Frances Jones; and two great-grandchildren.

Jerry is also survived by his sister Sharon Campfield (Lowell) and several nieces and nephews. Another important serving family member is Belinda (Dan) Gaudette.

Bobbie is survived by her brother Marc (Jaci) Foster and her sister Margie (Loren) Sharon and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom referred to her as Auntie B.

Services were held Saturday, November 17, at Father’s House Fellowship. As per Jerry and Bobbie’s request they were cremated. Relatives and friends were welcomed at the Masonic Lodge in Goldendale after the services to share their memories and gather to celebrate their lives.

Jerry and Bobbie’s families express eternal and heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of support, thoughts, prayers and sympathy during this time.


Reader Comments

Billylund writes:

I too was stunned and sadened to read about the untimely passing of Jerry and Barbara. We were great friends many years ago, but have since drifted apart. I roomed with both Jerry and his older brother Russell at college. We attended many Husky football games together. I have fond memories of Jerry's and Russell's and Jimmie's parents, Bud and Pearl. Barbara was a gem! Such a loss for all of us....signed Bill Lundberg.

lummy46 writes:

I am so saddened to see the passing of Jerry and Barbara Sherman in such a tragic way. What can I say but they were some of the great people who were a part of my great memories of good old Goldendale. You know you never leave old Goldendale in your mind though you may leave it physically for many years. My family and I lived across the alley from the Shermans and knew them well. Jerry's brother Russ was my brother Bill best friend and his roomate in college and after college for years. I worked for Jerry at Sherman's Chevron. Jerry was active in so many businesses and civic matters. He was one of Goldendale's best and will be sorely missed. I know My family and I will miss them a lot!


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