Sherry Gaye Downard
Sherry Gaye Downard
Sherry Gaye Downard, longtime Winnemucca resident, passed away on December 27, 2021, in Winnemucca, NV at the age of 81. 

She was born on February 20, 1940, in Spring City, Utah to Alma and Anna Downard. 

She loved painting and animals, cats and kittens were her favorite. She was a member of the LDS Church. 

Sherry is survived by her children, Sheri Dixon, Lisa York, Jason VanDerVeen and Paul VanDerVeen. Her grandchildren, Darae Browner, Cheyenne Dick, Tarra York, Natasha York, Ryan VanDerVeen, Casey VanDerVeen, Jarrod VanDerVeen, Lacey Dixon, Jenna Dixon, Rachel Dixon, Dustin Turner, Ryan Turner and Quinn Turner, her great-grandchildren, Havynn Browner, Isabella York, Lorenzo Murrah, Malcolm Murrah, and Dante Murrah. She is also survived by her siblings, Byron Downard, LaRue Massee, Myrna Shirts and Carolyn Stone. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Anna Downard, her siblings, Joe, Owen, and Joanne Downard, her child, Leslie York and one grandchild, Matthew York. 

Services for Sherry Downard will be announced this spring. 

The family of Sherry would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Harmony Manor and HGH for all the care they gave her.