PARKER — Mable Anna Sherrill, 83, of Parker, Colo. passed away on April 13, 2019 in Castle Rock, Colo.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1936 in Monte Vista, Colo. to Glenn C. and Josephine E. (Patterson) Davis of Saguache, Colo.
Mable grew up on a farm in the San Luis Valley and graduated from Center High School in 1955. In her youth she was very active in 4-H, raising registered Corriedale Sheep, and Rainbow. She won the “Make-it-Yourself with Wool” competition with a beautiful wool suit she made.
In 1953, she showed the Grand Champion Corriedale Ram at the All- American Corriedale Show in Columbia, Mo. In 1958, she was selected to be an International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE) delegate in Denmark for six months.
Upon her return, she traveled throughout the state of Colorado presenting a slide show that documented her experiences at three different Danish farms.
Upon graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in home economics, she worked as a home demonstration agent in Butte, Mont. a for a year, and then returned to the San Luis Valley where she became a social worker in Monte Vista, Colo.
In 1962, she married Roland Sherrill and they have two children, Kayrene and Eugene. The family lived in Fort Collins, Leadville, Canon City and Northglenn. In 1975, Mable and her children returned to Canon City where she became one of the top three Avon saleswomen in Southern Colorado for many years. In the late 1980s, Mable went back to school and earned a degree in early childhood education.
Upon receiving her degree, she worked in a daycare center where she thoroughly enjoyed the children and worked her way up to the position of assistant director. In 1996, she began working as a caregiver to a wonderful elderly gentleman who lived in Hawaii and Michigan.
Upon his death, she moved to Parker, Colo. with her daughter where she enjoyed working as a substitute daycare teacher until she retired in 2003. Upon retirement, Mable kept busy with her crocheting, knitting, TOPS, square dancing, church functions and visiting her siblings.
During her life, Mable was active in the Methodist Church and an avid square dancer. She made all her square dance dresses and in later years, she learned to dance the man’s part to ensure she danced every dance.
She was a long-standing member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and achieved and retained KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) status until she could no longer attend the meetings. She established new chapters in Hawaii and Parker and made many long-lasting friendships. Mable enjoyed playing board and card games, and even established a group of ladies that met once a month to play games. Her crocheting and knitting skills were remarkable and she made a lot of beautiful and intricate pieces that won awards at county fairs in Colorado and Michigan. She made many lasting friends and will be remembered for her sunny disposition and smile.
She is survived by her daughter, Kayrene Sherrill of Parker, Colo.; son, Eugene Sherrill of Berkley, Mich.; a brother, Elbert Davis of Twin Falls, Idaho; sisters, Glennys Paulson of Buhl, Idaho and Zelma Wahl of Greeley, Colo.; plus a multitude of cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn C. and Josephine Davie; brother, Wayne Davis; and an infant sister, Doris.
A memorial service will be held at Parker United Methodist Church, 11805 S. Pine Drive, Parker Colo., 80134 on Friday, May 3 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Pat Bell officiating. A reception will follow at Parker United Methodist Church.
A burial service will be held at Monte Vista Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Floyd Davis officiating. A reception will follow at the Best Western Movie Ma
nor Restaurant, 2830 U.S. Highway 160 W., Monte Vista, Colo., 81144.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brookside Inn, 1297 S. Perry St., Castle Rock, CO 80104. Condolences for the family may be offered online at www.pfh-co.com.