- 86 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 29, 1924
- Place of birth:
Wesley, Iowa, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 24, 2010
- Place of passing:
Castro Valley, California, United States
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dolores Elaine Sherman-Egan who was born on April 29, 1924 and passed away on June 24, 2010. She will be forever in our hearts.
Her Memorial Service will be held on July 7, 2010 at 12 Noon, Skyline United Church of Christ, 12540 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA. A Celebration of Life reception will be held at the family home in Castro Valley immediately following the service. Please contact a family member for details.
Dolores was a strong, independent, vital woman, with a generous heart and wonderful sense of humor. Her company will be deeply missed by many and her passing is grievously mourned by both loving family and friends. Her soul now joins those who have gone before her, beloved parents, sisters, brothers and friends and together they are at final peace.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in Dolores’ name can be made to: The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Fund, http://ww5.komen.org/donate/donateonline.html#memorial or the charity of one’s choice.
A Mass for the Dead will be said in her honor September 13, 2010 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Castro Valley, CA.
Dolores was born in Wesley, Iowa, April 29, 1924, beloved daughter of Martha Matern (d. 1962) and Henry J. Sherman (d. 1952), and sibling to Mary Sherman-Durkin (d. 1993) of San Diego, CA, Duane Sherman (d. 2002) of Newport Beach, CA, Thomas Sherman (d.1992) of Mason City, IA, Donald Sherman (d. 1978) of Algona, IA, Virginia Sherman-Munson (d. 1973) of Santa Monica, CA, Cornelius Sherman (d. 2005) of Des Moines, IA, Delmar Sherman (d.2006) of Dubuque, IA. She is survived by her dear sister, Wanda Sherman-Dudek of Littleton, Colorado; her beloved six daughters: Brenda J. Souza, Maureen D. Warwick, Margaret A. Simonsen, Virginia L. Ranella, Dolores L. Egan, Christine R. Vaa; six devoted grandchildren, Brian Souza, Stephanie Souza-Thompson, Elizabeth Souza-Broers, Justin Simonsen, Saul Ranella and Sarah Dewitt; and seven, much-loved great-grandchildren, Cole Souza, Tanner Souza, Emma Broers, Kate Broers, Colin Broers, Owen Thompson and Alison Thompson. She is also survived by her extended family of many loving relatives and friends.
Dolores was a graduate of Wesley High School, Wesley, IA, most recently attending her 65-70th Class Reunion. She lived the majority of her adult life in Castro Valley, and was Credit Manager and Board Secretary for Sysco Corporation, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco and both actively engaged in, and supporter of many cultural, spiritual, and environmental organizations. She considered herself very fortunate to spend her retirement enjoying her family, friends, varied interests and world travels.
"Thinking of you today mom on your birthday and hope you, Mary & Leo have welcomed Dave with open hearts. Take care of him and let him be at peace."
"Thinking of you and wish you were still here with us.
"As I do every year on June 24th, I think of you, and your sisters & brothers who have also passed. I miss you all."
"Thinking of you on your birthday and missing your laughter. This year we spent Easter in Granada and you would have so loved the elaborate processions and floats. You could hear the bells ring throughout the night all across the city, you would have loved it. I missed sharing it with you in person but it sometimes felt as if you were there in spirit.
Love always, Dori"
"Thinking of you on your 92nd birthday!"
"I had a wonderful dream last night. We were in France driving along the Loire River past picture perfect small towns with a castle on the hill like Blois discussing the merits of staying in a castle for the night or a small manor house. It felt so real, I hope you were there to share the memory with me. I love & miss you."
"Thinking of you today, as I do on so many days. Five years, and yet seems like such a short time since you passed. Often, I go to call you to check a family-fact, or share a laugh, or just a friendly hello & then remember - she's not there anymore. Good thing no phones in heaven or yours would be ringing all the time!"
"So many times I want to share a special moment and I hope you sometimes still hear me and laugh with me once again. -
Happy Birthday where ever your spirit may be know that I love and miss you."
"I will always treasure the personal moments we shared Aunt Dolores. My father once told me that you were one of the most remarkable women that he had ever met. Your love extended to many. Four years have passed but you are not forgotten by those who loved you.
Rest in peace. Say hi to mom."
"4 years and still there are days when it feels as if it was only yesterday. I think of you often and miss the wonderful adventures we shared.
Hopefully your life is now filled with joy.
"June 24th is here again; the years pass so quickly and yet it still seems like you just left us. Be at peace Mom."
"I miss my grandmother dearly, and she is in my thoughts and prayers today as I remember her."
"I think of you so often especially near your birthday. I miss your witty puns, wonderful insights and eagerness to experience new places.
I will always love you."
"4/29/2014: Otherwise known as my great-grandmother's 90th birthday. I hope she is enjoying a wonderful birthday party!"
"Wish you were here to celebrate your 90th birthday! My thoughts today keep drifting to all the wonderful birthdays we shared and wished we had just a few more. Happy Birthday Mom!"
"I really love my grandma and miss her dearly. Some of my first memories are of me toddling around in her house, talking to her and hugging her. I love her, and always will. I hope she enjoys her time in Heaven."
"I thought of you yesterday, Aunt Dolores, when hosting my wife's retirement party from the University of California after 35 years of service. You were a pioneer for and an inspiration to all working women. Lori and I dearly love you and we hope that you are enjoying heaven with your loving family and friends."
"Today the cool rain gently bathed the Bay Area. It reminded me of our first trip to Paris in 1989, how the Chestnut trees, tulips and spires of Notre Dame seemed to glow after it rained. 3 years and still days when it feels like I saw you yesterday. I miss you and love you and hope heaven is glorious."
"Seems like a few months ago but really it's been three years since your passing Mom. I think of you often & can't believe how many times I think of calling you & then reality hits. Hope there really is a hereafter & you are with your beloved sisters, brothers, Mom & Dad. Still miss you."
"Today I left a story/poem of the true meaning of Mothers Day written by Julia Ward Howe in 1870. I hope that my mother knew of this poem as she would have rejoiced in its meaning & beauty.
Wishing she was here to share this with her."
"Happy Mother's Day Mom!"
"In Argentina Mom! Thought of you during my travels here as we talked about going to Buenos Aires someday! You would love this country! Hope your birthday was a good one in the heavenly skies!"
"Thinking of you today and wishing you were here."
"June 24, 2012 - A beautiful day, sunny with blue skies and scattered white clouds. I thought of you today and how much you loved this kind of day. I miss you and think of all the wonderful moments we spent together."
"June 24, 2012
Thinking of you today and sending a special prayer of love and peaceful serenity for you and joyous life for all your daughters. It's been 2 years and we still miss you."
"Mom, on your birthday yesterday, I thought of you often and sent a special prayer winging its way to you. Miss you."
"April 29, 2012 - Today was a beautiful sunny day, I was thinking of you and your last birthday luncheon at the Palace Hotel Garden Court. It was a wonderful day and a great memory. I miss you."
"As I prepare for another Christmas without you, I am thinking about all the wonderful holidays we've shared together in the past and missing you greatly. I know you are watching over me from above and sending me your endless love. I will never forget all that you gave to me in your life. Merry Christmas Mom, I love you."
"June 24, 2011, exactly one year ago today, mom passed away. She has been in my thoughts a lot this past year but especially lately as this sad anniversary date neared. Today I take comfort from the good memories & pray that she is at peace."
"June 24, 2011: one year ago today I read your favorite poetry to you for the very last time. I miss sharing those quiet moments."
"June 11, 2011
I miss your smile,your touch,your very essence. Thank you for loving me Mom and being my friend.
"April 29th, 2011; today is mom's 87th birthday. Hope she is enjoying a heavenly celebration with all her family and friends!"
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