Topic: A beautiful soul passes
Today is the day we say farewell to a beloved sister, Sherry Chism, my sister's life partner for 28 years. Sherry made her transition last Sunday, April 23, at the age of 51, after battling five years against cancer. We were saddened to learn of her passing, yet relieved to know her suffering had come to an end.
Her memorial service will be held today in Madison, Wisconsin, and I have flown across the country to attend and be with my family. My sister is doing remarkably well, upbeat and cheerful as always, although I know deep down she is mournful and missing her dearest companion.
Sherry's sisters, nieces and a brother have come all the way from southern Indiana, a great bunch of folks, and at the visitation last night there were swarms of co-workers from Madison Kipp, where Sherry worked for 19 years.
She was obviously well liked and loved, and in our family we accepted her with open arms and delighted in her upbeat, humorous attitude. I am happy that she and Alice spent some time with us a year ago in Colorado. Sherry loved the West.
We miss you, Sherry. And I know you will be there, among us today, taking it all in (the love, especially). Thank you for sharing a part of our lives.