The following obituary was submitted to Patch:
Sherry Renee Ellis-Felker, 49, passed away September 3, 2012, in Wildomar, Calif., of heart failure due to cancer.
Sherry was born in Midland, Texas, on August 8, 1963 to Verda L. Meredith and James A. Ellis. She graduated Florence High School in 1981 and received a BA in pre-nursing from Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs.
She attended the Navy Academy in Chicago, Ill., became a nurse and later served in the Navy Reserves. She went on to become a Naval Test Technician, administrating admission tests through out the California region.
She married James Felker while in service in Italy in 1986. They moved to Fullerton, Calif., in 1987.
Her hobbies were basketball and swimming. Sherry loved to tease people and to make them smile. Friends enjoyed being around Sherry as she had a way of making them feel important as she herself understood how important that feeling was.
She loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband James Felker of Wildomar, Calif.; their sons Joshua, Jonathon, Jordan and daughter Brittini; as well as her mother-in-law Delores Coury. She is also survived by her sister Gayle (Dave) Vigil, Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers Jim Gerald Ellis of Florence, Colo., and Stanley (Edna) Ellis of Surprise, Ariz.; nieces Kaitlyn Vigil, Kyleigh Vigil, Afton Ellis; and sisters-in-law Christina Coury, Stacey Dude, and Theresa Felker.
A Colorado memorial "Celebration of Life" will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 1 - 3 p.m, at Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Church: 4501 Bear Paw Drive, Florence, Colo., 81226. (719 784 3865). Please bring a dish and stay afterward for fellowship in the hall. (Bill Wood officiating.)
Sherry’s body was donated to the Research for Life Organization with cremation services. A memorial plaque will be placed at Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colo.