Time has passed; however, it is not without missing Sheri Machelle Kahre, loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and dear friend. She went home to Jesus on January 21, 2022 with family by her side. She was 58 years young.
Sheri was born on June 23, 1963, in Roseville, California and later moved with her family to beautiful Quincy, California. There she began her love of the outdoors in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains.
As a child Sheri spent many hours outdoors riding horseback, riding bicycles, swimming, camping with family and many other outdoor activities. As a teenager Sheri attended Quincy Junior Senior High School where she played softball and volleyball and made lifelong friendships. She graduated in 1981.
Sheri continued her love for the outdoors and furthered her education at Chico State University in Chico, California by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation Administration. She graduated in 1986.
During her summers off from school Sheri worked as a seasonal fire fighter for the California Department of Forestry at Jarbo Gap. After graduation she spent many years working as a seasonal employee for the National Park Service. She worked in many beautiful places and called the places she worked “spectacular” and described her career as “a dream come true” to work in the outdoors. She worked along the beaches and Redwood forests in California, the Red Rock country and deserts of Arizona and Utah and in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Sheri also worked for the Department of Fish and Game in Susanville, California, and although she was in her element working outdoors, she began to desire more challenging work. She then started her career with High Desert State Prison and retired in March of 2020 with 19 years of service.
Sheri loved people and her community. She was a volunteer with Honey Lake Hospice, Awana’s at her church, and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children. Sheri earned volunteer of the year with CASA. Children were a big part of her life and they brought her great joy.
When the devastating Camp fire and Dixie fire swept through communities, Sheri was very active with the Quilts for evacuees. She delivered many quilts and spent countless hours cutting fabric so more quilts could be made. She felt compassion for those who had lost their homes.
Sheri knew no stranger and had the wonderful “gift of gab”. Sheri was a people person. Towards the end of her battle with cancer, her chats with friends and family were filled with her usual wit. She cherished those visits as did her family and dear friends. Sheri is greatly missed.
Sheri is survived by her loving parents, Syd and Judy Kahre, her sisters Lauri (Ken) Pierson, Lisa Kahre and Karin (Gary) Sainsbury and her many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her nephew Joshua Terry Barron.
A small private gathering for family will be held on her 60th birthday in June 2023 for the spreading of her ashes.