Born in Denver, Colorado on February 13th, 1956

Departed on June 9th, 2020 and resided in Littleton, Colorado

    On Tuesday, June 9th, 2020, Sheryl Kaye Mortensen Roark passed away at age 64.

    Sherry was born in Denver, Colorado to Noland McRay Mortensen and Kathleen Elizabeth Goddard on February 13th, 1956. She attended Holy Family high school and joined the Army on Halloween 1978. She married James Roark in 1980 and they had 3 daughters, Dianna, Jamie and Jennifer. They were divorced in 1987. Sherry loved deeply and remained devoted to her girls and her granddaughter, Summer Rose.

    Perhaps Sherry’s greatest legacy is her devotion to her family’s genealogy. She researched and acquired the providence of centuries of information detailing the lives of extended family reaching as far back as 600 AD. She shared this information with all and had been looking forward to a trip to Ireland where she was to share that body of work with the entire clan at a reunion this July. Unfortunately, the reunion was postponed due to the COVID19 virus. This was a huge disappointment to Sherry, – but she had already begun to see what she could add to the documentation before next year when was rescheduled.

    Her daughter Dianna and her father, Noland Mortensen, preceded Sherry in death. She is survived by her two daughters – Jamie (Drew) and Jennifer Roark, her granddaughter Summer Rose Brassfield, her Mother Kathleen Mortensen, and two sisters, Terry (James) Walker and Karen (Brian) Wages.

    In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be considered for ‘Paws on the Ground Colorado’ or the Jeffco Action Center.

    Guestbook Entries

    Daniel E Goddard

    Sheryl struck me as idealistic. Sorry I missed out on keeping in touch with Sheryl. May the Lord speed you to heaven!

    June 26th, 2020 at 8:15pm
    Ethna (McCormack) Caslin

    Deepest sympathy to Sherry’s family.  News of her death came as quite a shock to us in Ireland.  Such a pity Sherry didn’t make it to Ireland and retrace the steps of her grandfather, Uncle Tom.  We are eternally grateful for all the time she devoted to researching the genealogy of the McCormacks.  Her legacy will live on.  May her gently soul Rest In Peace.

    June 30th, 2020 at 5:32pm

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