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Obituary for Nettie Elizabeth Sherman

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Nettie Elizabeth Sherman

July 3, 1942 - June 21, 2011

“My one and only” Nettie Elizabeth Holley Sherman, “Beth”, 68, passed away June 21, 2011. She was born July 3, 1942 to Roy and Isabelle Holley, in Alhambra, California. She graduated from Sierra High School in Whittier, CA. She then married Wayne Sherman also in Whittier, CA. on April 9, 1961; and had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Beth was a musician and artist in every way. She was a member of Baha’i faith. She loved taking care and spending time with her family. She was also the “Mother” of the neighborhood. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, five children, Dianne D. Roberts, Ogden, UT., Phillip W. Sherman, Ogden, UT., Peter A. (Kristeen) Sherman, Winchester, VA., Laura L. Sherman, Ogden, UT., Paul R. Sherman, Beaver, UT., brothers, Luther L. (Page) Holley, Taos, NM., Larry (Doris) Nelson, Sequim, WA., sister, Kathleen Blodgett, Glendora, CA., 8 grandchildren. Beth was preceded in death by her parents, and stepfather William Webb. A celebration of Beth’s life will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 1380 North 2100 West, Layton, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011

Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sherman Family Home


1380 North 2100 West , , Layton, UT,

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Born: July 3, 1942
Died: June 21, 2011

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Eddie Sheman posted on 6/28/11

My time with Beth began well over 50 years ago, she was a person who knew what she wanted in life and then got it. She served her husband, family and friends as no other. Ann and I were so impressed with Beth we named one of our daughters Amy Beth.Beth and Ann were very close as sisters, we raised our families together, Wayne and Beth supported Ann during her illness and passing as a true sister and brother.As time went by, Sheila came into the Sherman Family, Beth welcomed her and loved her as a sister, they became very fast friends forever. Beth is now with Ann again, they have catching up to do.It has been a blessing to me, to have Beth as a sister, Wayne, Beth, Sheila and I will treasure the past 14 months together every day.Beth is around and we will have her in out memory and hearts forever.Love You till we meet again. Eddie & Sheila Sherman


Tracy posted on 6/25/11

Love you Auntie Beth! You will be missed! I'm glad I got to spend some time with you while I was out there with Mom and Joann. Give Nana, Papa and Auntie Ann our love...I'm sure you're making them laugh already :) <3


Julie, Tracy, Kelly and Limndsay London posted on 6/24/11

"If tears could build a stairwayand thoughts a memory laneWe'd walk right up to heavenand bring you home againNo Farewell words were spokenNo time to say good-byeYou were gone before we knew itAnd only God knows why.Our heart's are still active in sadnessAnd secret tears still flowWhat it meant to lose youNo one can ever know.But now we know you want usTo mourn for you no moreTo remember all the happy timesLife still has much in store.Since you'll never be forgottenWe pledge to you todayA hallowed place within our heartsIs where you'll always stay.God knows why, with chilling touch,Death gathers those we love so much,And what now seems so strange and dim,Will all be clear, when we meet Him.We Knew you for a Moment."God Bless you dear Beth - You will be in our hearts forever.With Love,Julie, Tracy, Kelly & Lindsay London


Jan Arnold posted on 6/24/11

Beth was a wonderful woman, so sweet and beautiful. She was so good to me and my boys. Beth, you will always be in my heart and we will miss you dearly. I see your smiling face shining down on us.


Tylor Sherman posted on 6/23/11

As your first grandson, I have always felt a duty to make my family proud. I have such a solid foundation in my life because of the maternal care of you, Grandma. Going to your house on Sunday's was like Christmas 26 times a year. It was one of my favorite parts of childhood. You had a sense on humor that still makes me laugh when I'm alone. I'll remember you for the California road trips to Medieval Times, laughing at the feminate Fabio-esque knights; sitting in the back seat of an old Mercedes and listening to you playfully mock Grandpa.I'll remember you, Aunt Laura, and me huddled on couches telling jokes and doing impersonations...just the last time I saw you, your comments on Grandpa's "lil boobees," made my eyes water and my stomach cramp with laughter. Maybe it's because I'm getting older now and starting to see how much I have ahead of me...and just how much that scares me, but when I watched you and Grandpa dance at Amanda's wedding in October, I just about lost it. Sticking it out with someone for 50 years takes so much love and patience, and I get genuinely nervous that I won't have that. You and grandpa are such an inspiration to myself and the rest of the family. I'm sorry I didn't have any little great-grand children to show off to you, but hell--I think your eight grandkids is a fair exchange. And I think you'd agree. By the way, I never did truly thank you for always having a Christmas present for whatever potential girlfriend I brought during the holidays. Thank you. I wish that I could have spent more time with you during those awkward teenage years when I thought videogames at a friend's house took more precedence over Sunday nights. But I'm a man now and one I know you were proud of. I wandered a bit, but never far. Family means everything to me, and it's because of the example you and Grandpa set for us. I see other families that don't talk to each other, and hate visiting on the holidays, and I just think how lucky I am that I'll never have that feeling. I'm so grateful I was able to see you a few times since I moved to Madison. I didn't think that the last time I saw you would be the last time I saw you, but isn't that life? Your children and your grandchildren will carry you with us until it's our time, and the impact you left on my life will never go unnoticed. Thank you for being such a great human being. Wherever you're at, I'm sure you're making 'em laugh.


Chelsea posted on 6/23/11

I love you Grandma.


Jim and Priscilla Bailey posted on 6/23/11

May our thoughts and prayers bring you some comfort during this very sad time.