Sherri Gay Nichols Christensen, 78, wife of Roger Christensen and mother of Mike Christensen and Lisa Stanton, gained her angel wings and took flight on June 16th, 2022.
Sherri was raised in Wheatland, California, by parents Charles and Belle Nichols and graduated from Wheatland High School in 1961. While attending college at Brigham Young University, she met the love of her life, Roger Christensen. They married on May 18, 1963, and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on February 23, 1968. They recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
Sherri was an amazing, kind, generous, and attentive soul who gave everything to her family. She was a jack of all trades, persistent, and could accomplish whatever she set out to do, including most of Lisa’s school projects. Several of these projects were sewing assignments pulled from her frustrated daughter’s trash bin. Sherri finished the projects, and the sewing teacher had never been so impressed with “Lisa’s work”.
Lisa may have been Sherri’s favorite child for the first 35 years, but for the past 18 years, Sherri was blessed with the wonderful company of her son Mike in her home. Sherri and Mike had an extraordinary bond. Mike quickly and easily stole the title of her favorite child by being such a great son, caretaker, and friend.
Sherri’s greatest joy in life was her family and the pride she took in the care she was able to give to them. In the last few weeks of her life, her family was able to return some of the same care and attention she had shown to them throughout their lives.
Sherri loved to scrapbook, crochet, sew, needlepoint, and crosswords. She spent several years meticulously building a dollhouse from scratch, which was recently passed down to her granddaughter Addy. Addy was thrilled to have such a cherished and flawless piece of art. All the grandkids loved Sherri’s most recent pastime activity, completing puzzles. They would immediately sit down and offer their help while they enjoyed some time with Grandma.
Sherri loved everything about her life but the best part was with whom she shared it with. Her husband Roger is her true love, with whom she had an incredible and loving life. Mike’s tender heart, friendship, and help with anything and everything. Lisa for always taking care of things, keeping her on her toes, and giving her some stubbornness back when needed. Greg’s hard work, loving nature, and responsibility in taking great care of her daughter and grandchildren. Kayson’s “live life to the fullest” personality, bravery, and endless supply of stories. Makade’s laughter, bear hugs, and always being the first one there to lend a hand. Hayes’ sweet smile, quick wit, and for always making her smile. Addy’s pure heart, endearing personality, and always finding those tricky puzzle pieces. Tyson’s incredible strength to overcome obstacles and love and support for his dad.
Sherri was an avid reader and seemed to have kept every “good” book she had ever read, which amounts to hundreds displayed on shelves in her den. One of her biggest passions was watching BYU Football with her husband; they never missed a game.
Sherri is survived by her husband Roger, son Mike, and daughter Lisa (Greg) Stanton. Grandchildren: Kayson (Bailey) Shepherd, Makade (Shania) Stanton, Hayes Stanton, Addy Stanton, Tyson Christensen, and Daisha Rozema. Siblings: Karl Nichols, Claudia Nightengale and Charlene Kuhl.
The family would like to thank Sherri’s hospice family, Anjie, Charity, and Denise, who helped her smile and feel so special during her last few months. We would also like to thank her wonderful neighbors, who always seemed to know just what the family needed.
A public graveside service will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery, 420 S 400 E. Services are provided by Legacy Funerals, 3595 N Main, Spanish Fork, UT, 84660.
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