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Shirley Elaine Sherrick (née Richardson), age 92, died January 16, 2017, at Hospice House of Spokane. She is survived by her three children Carol Behl (Paul), John Sherrick (Kathy) and Patti Vincent (Paul) and grandchildren Jenifer Eberle, Mark Behl, Christy Nauta, Jeff Sherrick, Jana Jensen, Julie Fife, Normandy Vincent, Laura Vincent Smith, and Kathryn Vincent. She also leaves behind many great-grandchildren and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh O. Sherrick; parents, Charlie and Tillie Richardson; sisters June Nichols and Virginia Ocshner, and brother Charles Richardson II. Shirley was born in St. Maries, Idaho. She was an excellent student and athlete. After she graduated from high school, she did not go off to college, instead choosing to stay home to help her parents as her mother recovered from a serious illness. She attended beauty school in Spokane and then owned her own beauty salon in St. Maries. In 1949 she moved to Spokane to marry Hugh, the love of her life. Married 51 years, Hugh and Shirley created a home that was filled with love, joy, respect, lively discussion, and laughter. Shirley inherited Tillie's love of cooking and baking, and was famous for her cinnamon rolls, cookies, cakes, and pies—especially huckleberry. Shirley enjoyed golfing and playing cards. She and Hugh traveled all over the country returning many times to Hawaii. They loved learning about culture and history, and ventured abroad on numerous trips to Europe, New Zealand and Australia. They often traveled with friends. Golf, bridge playing, laughter, and good companionship filled their days. Shirley remained an avid reader, bridge, and pinochle player to the end of her life. Shirley recently received her 60 year membership pin from P.E.O. and was a member of Manito Golf & Country Club for 60 years. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was happiest surrounded by her family to whom she was always lending a helping hand. She taught us life lessons too numerous to count. Recently, we reminisced with her about how she taught all of us to tie our shoes, including nine grandchildren. She was a wise, humble and generous presence in our lives. Most of all, she loved her family mightily. We will miss her dearly and feel grateful to have so many wonderful memories to comfort us in our time of loss. A celebration of Shirley's life is planned for family and friends this summer at Lake Pend Oreille. Shirley requested memorials be sent to: Liberty Park United Methodist Church, 1526 E 11th Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 or Gonzaga University, University Advancement, 502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 or Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E 27th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223. On-line condolences may be posted at